FSWebcam with OpenBSD 4.4

A simple way to test your UVC compatible webcamera (e.g. Philips 1030NC) is to use fswebcam tool. Install the package and try it out. I didn’t have any success with the ‘list’ (e.g. –list-resolutions) capabilites though so I had to try different resolutions by trial and error.

pkg_add fswebcam
fswebcam -S 5 -F 5 -d v4l2:/dev/video -r 1280x1024 -p MJPEG /home/peter/Desktop/philips.jpg

Which produced the following image …

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