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Can you set a Camera to Mjpeg mode?

asked 2013-03-14 14:59:41 -0500

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updated 2013-03-14 15:00:03 -0500

Is there a way to set the Camera properties to use mjpg streams instead of yuyv? My webcam supports mjpg but I'm not sure how to set it.

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@kscottz. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that only apply to cameras capable of creating its own http server, "i.e. IP cameras"? Im using a local webcam in this instance for clarification.

decrot gravatar imagedecrot ( 2013-03-14 21:45:30 -0500 )edit

My understanding is that mjeg is a streaming standard that you usually use through a web browser. You simply point your browser at a host/port and read the stream that way. Usually when vendors say they support mjpeg this is what they mean.

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answered 2013-03-14 17:53:38 -0500

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Generally camera control properties are very vendor specific. I am pretty sure that using our camera interface we can't set a particular camera to use mjpeg. However, if you can set the camera to mjpeg mode you can use the JpegStreamCamera to read from it. I actually pushed an example of this the other day.

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