Description:

USE

kde laucher => multimedia => showebkam

DELETE OLD CONFIG FILES

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WHAT IS IT ?
it's a simple script that detects and show your webkam using ffplay or avplay. Make sure that your webkam is correctly installed , to check this type in a terminal

ls /dev | grep video

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USAGE
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showebkam

example :

showebkam -b /usr/bin/ffplay :set the path for ffplay or avplay
showebcam -d :enable debug mode
showebkam -ds :remove your config file located here /home/sem/.config/showebkam/.showebkam
showebkam -e :edit the config file /home/sem/.config/showebkam/.showebkam
showebkam -log :show the logfile /tmp/showebkam.log
showebkam -w video1 :set webcam 1 , you can get the list of your webcams typing ls /dev | grep video
showebkam -ws :write settings in the /home/sem/.config/showebkam/.showebkam
showebkam -vs 320x240 :set the video size for your webcam
showebkam -v :show the version and exit
showebkam -h :print this help


INSTALLATION
untar => just run ./install => system wide installation




(note the menu can't find the launcher you have to go in the multimedia section ... after a reboot you will will be able to find it :D )

i have tested only systemwide installation ... it should works even in local installation but i have not tested if you can see the launcher in multimedia section ...

yes i know webcamoid , and i know that in my system plasma crashes :D

yes there are other programs that i don't know i did it in 30 minutes so ...any insult is welcomed

IT DOESN'T WORK ?

well if ffplay can handle showebcam can

try to do this in konsole

ls /dev | grep video

if it's empty well that's is the problem
your webcam is not recognized!

OTHER STUFF

config file template

cat $HOME/.config/showebkam/.showebkam

device="video0"
resolution="320x240"
binary="/usr/bin/ffplay"
Last changelog:

5 years ago

added as option and new menu entry to edit settings
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new script with functions new options in the command line

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0.0.4 fix the infamous error launching application aka menu entry... again -.-
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0.0.3 fix menu entry
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remove the log to avoid errors if you get before some of them

thstaerk

4 years ago

finally a program that just does what it says.
When I quit I get a pop-up saying "you get an error", apart from this it works perfect.

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nowardev

4 years ago

mmm try this :

run the program normally then do

grep -i err /tmp/showebkam.log

Report

5 years ago

added as option and new menu entry to edit settings
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new script with functions new options in the command line

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0.0.4 fix the infamous error launching application aka menu entry... again -.-
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0.0.3 fix menu entry
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remove the log to avoid errors if you get before some of them

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0.0.6
updated Jan 16 2017
added Oct 10 2012
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