[gst-devel] gstreamer and webcams using win32 built

Ronald S. Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Wed Dec 22 12:59:00 CET 2004

Hi Alex,

On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 20:34, Alexander Bierbrauer wrote:
> I'm working on a small webcam-streaming application which has to run on 
> windows(is working with dshow) and linux(not started yet). I don't wanna 
> use DShow for the Win32 part anymore, so I searched the web and found 
> the win32-version of gstreamer on http://mukoli.free.fr/gstreamer
> Does this version support webcams on windows ?? And where should I 
> start. At present, I'm reading the documentation but didn't find any 
> information regarding to reading from a webcam....

For Windows, all drivers use directshow in the end, no? So in order to
support webcams under Windows, you'll need to write a directshow
wrapper. anyway, we've had quite a few win32 people interested already,
but there is no directshow wrapper for GStreamer yet, so native video
output, webcams, tv cards, audiocards etc. don't work yet.


Ronald S. Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>

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