v4l-utils is a collection of various video4linux (V4L) and DVB utilities. libv4l is an accompanying collection of libraries that adds a thin abstraction layer on top of video4linux2 (V4L2) devices. The purpose of this layer is to make it easy for application writers to support a wide variety of devices without having to write separate code for different devices in the same class. It consists of 3 different libraries. libv4lconvert offers functions to convert from any (known) pixel format to V4l2_PIX_FMT_BGR24 or V4l2_PIX_FMT_YUV420. libv4l1 offers the (deprecated) v4l1 API on top of v4l2 devices, independent of the drivers for those devices supporting v4l1 compatibility (which many v4l2 drivers do not). libv4l2 offers the v4l2 API on top of v4l2 devices, while adding support for the application transparent libv4lconvert conversion where necessary.
TclScreenUP is a little utility that grabs a screenshot, allowing you to set a delay prior to grabbing the shot. It also allows you to set the dimensions of the shot, shows a preview, uploads it to your Web server, then displays the URL. It allows you to save profiles with your server information, preferred browser, etc. You can have multiple profiles.
Video Conference Flash Plugins provides Flash/ActionScript 3 plugins that provide the minimum functionality for accessing a webcam and video - live or recorded - from a Flash Media Server such as OSflash Red5, FMS, or tape/rtmpy. The plugins take "FlashVars" parameters to control almost everything. They can be used to create video conferencing Web sites, video chat sites, or YouTube clones.
Web2 Delight allows you to locate, view, and transfer your favorite videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Veoh, and blip.tv, and photos from Flickr, Picasa, Webshots, and Photobucket to your iPods and iPhones. It also allows you to organize the videos and photos into custom collections, export videos to different formats, create slideshows, and burn the collections to CD/DVD. Web2 Delight can locate your favorite videos and photos with its search feature and then preview them. The videos are automatically converted to the iTunes compatible format.
libvcvideo is targeted as a super-simple cross platform video device library. It's starting with the most basic features and building up, all while keeping a simple API and strong documentation for beginners. Currently only select devices are supported, but as more hardware becomes available that will change. Right now it only has limited compatibility with Linux Webcam devices that use the original V4L specifications and output RGB24 data. This is actually a very large set of devices, as that is the generic description for most spca5xx and gspca devices. Though incomplete, if you have the right device it is very simple. Counting variable declaration, you only need four lines of library code to get a frame from a camera.