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    Lightbulb making flash use dvb card as webcam source

    Hi,

    I want to stream some video content over the internet from my dvb card. The thing is, I want to do it using existing flash 'broadcast yourself' services such as http://justin.tv/ . Is there some clever hack that I can do to make the flash player think my dvb card is actually a webcam, and therefore make the flash player allow me to use it as a source for broadcasting at justin.tv (for example).

    I've seen people stream stuff like sport on justin.tv and it never looked as though it was just a webcam pointing at a screen so I suspect there is some way to do what I want

    Thanks

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    Re: making flash use dvb card as webcam source

    the closest would be

    Another Video Loopback Device

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    Re: making flash use dvb card as webcam source

    Quote Originally Posted by loell View Post
    the closest would be

    Another Video Loopback Device
    This looks very promising, thanks! Do you have any experience with it? Flash detected it immediately, now it's just a matter of getting the video to /dev/video... can I achieve this with mplayer [tv channel command] > /dev/video?

    edit: howto from that site doesn't even work for me:

    After I set mencoder running I get the following when running sudo mplayer tv:// -tv "driver=v4l:device=/dev/video0:noaudioutfmt=rgb24"


    unable to open '/dev/video0': Device or resource busy
    Last edited by sunset_studies; July 20th, 2008 at 10:14 AM.

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    Re: making flash use dvb card as webcam source

    yes, a few times in the past but i was only streaming an avi file and that was it.

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