Videocapture for linux

If you did some hacking with a webcam and python, you probably ended up using the Videocapture module by Markus Gritsch. Unfortunately, the module does not work on any operative system other than windows, which could be a problem if you wish to make your application platform independent. So, here you will find a linux version of Videocapture. It has been tested on ubuntu distributions. It will run as long as you have installed

  • python 2.5 (maybe others too)
  • PIL – the python imaging library
  • opencv

You can download it here. Some functions are actually not active (namely those that would call the configuration panels). It should work on mac too. Please, if you try it on a mac, let me know how it went.



  1. Reply
    Brian Degger 28 December 2012 seems to be down 🙁

  2. Reply
    Chakri 30 December 2016

    It uses opencv. I’ll be glad if we can use it by direct v4l2 access.

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