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UVC Cameras on Linux – Software Operations

VLC media player

Install VLC media player

sudo apt install vlc

Open VLC

UVC open vlc

Right-click on the interface, go to Open Media -> Open Capture Device

UVC vlc open media

In the Capture Device tab, you can select the capture mode and video device, or toggle the advanced options.

UVC vlc capture device

Here are the parameters you can toggle in the advanced options.

UVC vlc advanced options

Once you click OK to save the advanced options and then Play in the Open Media window, you will be able to see the video feed.

UVC vlc video feed

Other Players

mplayer:

mplayer tv://-tv driver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0 -fps 30
mencoder tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=320:height=240:device=/dev/video0 -nosound -ovc lavc -o myvideo.avi

streamer

streamer -c /dev/video0 -f jpeg -F stereo -o myvideo.avi -t 0:05

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