Ubuntu – Using a digital camera ( Canon) as webcam


I can't use my digital camera ( Canon ixus 160) as webcam
is there an application for that ?
or just in the settings?

Best Answer

Here's another solution.

List of gphoto2 supported cameras: http://gphoto.org/proj/libgphoto2/support.php

You need install gphoto, v4l2loopback-utils and ffmpeg.


sudo modprobe v4l2loopback


gphoto2 --stdout --capture-movie | ffmpeg -i - -vcodec rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv420p -threads 0 -f v4l2 /dev/video1

Now you have webcamera from your digital camera.

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