Projects / VideoDog


VideoDog is a command line tool to grab frames from a Video4linux-compliant device. It can export a file in raw, PNM, or JPG formats. It can also do loop capture using multiple buffers, or just be used to set/retrieve device data or scripts. It presents a programming interface for implementing image transformations and effects. There are some examples in the source code. No external libraries are required.


Recent releases

  •  02 Nov 2004 06:02

    Release Notes: Config file fixes and input selection cleanup were done. SDL example code was added.

    •  11 Jan 2004 07:19

      Release Notes: This version adds motion detection, and a sample alphablend code to put a logo in every image. There are some little updates to fix typos to the V4L programming documentation.

      •  13 May 2003 00:41

        Release Notes: A small PDF file that tries to explain about v4l and videodog was added, and lots of bugs were fixed.

        •  10 Apr 2003 21:03

          Release Notes: This release has a faster bgr24 swap function (x86 only), cycle input in each capture, an updated man page, more code examples, and more info about effects. Small bugs in the name format, a misconception of some loop functions, a bug in the config parser, and compilation without JPEGLib support have all been fixed.

          •  09 May 2002 00:47

            Release Notes: A new example GTK capture app, filenames as timestamp-sequence-input.format, improved documentation, and fixes for a lot of little bugs and an input changing issue.

            Recent comments

            09 Oct 2003 22:28 scmason

            Great Programmers Tool
            If you don't want to take the time to learn v4l
            programming, just pipe from videodog. It is
            rather fast and has nice format support.


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