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Author:  Turgidson [ Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Using a webcam instead of TV

So, I have this old netbook, and I'd like to set it up to do all the PVR functions with a USB webcam, and not the usual TV connection. How do I do this? Is it possible with this software?

This is going to be used as a revolving monitor for a gymnastics school, so kids can do something and see what they did 30 seconds later. I've seen this done with hacked tivo units and older video cameras, but this smaller hardware would give more flexibility..

Any thoughts appreciated.

Author:  mattbatt [ Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Using a webcam instead of TV

Do you already have a specific webcam in mind?
You probably looking for
and the Mythtv Plugin to use a webcam.
If it is a network camera you can probably record the stream using this method ... g_Recorder
I remember that LinHES does have some sort of support for Zoneminder but I can't find it right now.

Author:  tscholl [ Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Using a webcam instead of TV

Zoneminder is included with the LinHES distribution. You install it using the LinHES additional software section.

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