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    mangekyoucoder NNTP User

    Default help for mapping panasonic bb hcm 381 to /dev/video device

    Hi

    I'm trying to get a network camera panasonic bb hcm 381 to work with my application. I can read cameras from /dev/video0 video1 etc. This particuar camera connects over an ethernet interface.

    The Software included with the product is windows only so doesnt help

    Is there a way to map the device to a local handler like /dev/video?

    any help is much appreciated

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: help for mapping panasonic bb hcm 381 to /dev/video device

    mangekyoucoder wrote:

    > I'm trying to get a network camera panasonic bb hcm 381 to work with my
    > application. I can read cameras from /dev/video0 video1 etc. This
    > particuar camera connects over an ethernet interface.
    >
    > The Software included with the product is windows only so doesnt help
    >
    > Is there a way to map the device to a local handler like /dev/video?
    >
    > any help is much appreciated


    Hum... by reading your camera's manual, I can see the following options:

    a) Setting the camera to send-out (via ftp or e-mail) the images to some
    local path (i.e., /home/user/camera_images) and then make your application
    to get the files from there.

    b) Setting up the camera to store the still images into the SD card and then
    configuring your application to get them from there
    (i.e., /media/sd_mount_point).

    Anyway, take a deep look into the camera's web frontend setup page, it seems
    plenty of options. The only problem you may face is the using of any
    ActiveX on behalf of the monitoring software that may force you to use IE
    (either using virtual machine or by using another work-around) :-(

    BTW, Panasonic is a very good brand that makes very good products :-)

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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