use a DV FireWire 1394 Cam AS webCam

Hello Everybody!!!
I’m trying to use a Handy Camcorder as a webcam
My camera works OK with kino and other applications.
Looking for the web I find this
This application allow the user to use the DV cam as webcam.
But I have a problem.

it need:
V4L There is a package on suse
DvGrab There is a package on suse
vloopback No package
And install the DV2LoopBack

So The problem start with vloopback.
I only find the source. and trying to compile it says

make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=/home/me/Desktop/vloopback-1.1 modules
/bin/sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `('
/bin/sh: -c: line 0: `make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=/home/me/Desktop/vloopback-1.1 modules'
make: *** [all] Error 2

the compile of dv2loopback from source works fine.
But without loopback it don’t work.
In the vloopback help it says linux-headers is needed.
I have the kernel source package already installed.

The Sites are:
Video Loop Back
Short Help at SF should work for Debian.

***I don’t know exactly what is the cause Some Ideas?

Finally if it works, i think is useful enough to be compiled and shared as RPM in the suse repositories.
If you agree let us know.

Well, I fell the answer is near!!!
I find a newer version of the vloopback
it was changed for the WebcamStudio Project
I compile it and finally it works

the dv cam works ok as webcam in kopete buy not ok in skype.
and gqcam show a weird distortion on the image.

Some Ideas?

Well I made it work but my results are

Gqcam - distortion image
Cheese - not device detected
WebKam - not device detected
Camorama - Can’t connect to /dev/video0
Skype - Show the device in the cameras list but the video is all black
AMSN and Kopete works ok but frame rates are very slow about 2 fps.

Some idea to get it working fine?
or a suggestion to an alternative way (not dv2loopback)
:smile: :wink:

do you have permission for /dev/video0?

Hello dragonbite.
Actually I add my user to the “video” group.
and it give me all read-write permissions on /dev/video0
Some Ideas about how to make it useful for skype too?

I’m still trying to get my webcam working, but have a Sony Handycam so this sounds interesting.

I once, a loooong time ago, get something working but I don’t know if it was in Gentoo, Windows or what!