why does v4l2src show more camera output formats than v4l-util ???

Olivier Crête olivier.crete at collabora.com
Tue Mar 20 22:03:50 PDT 2012

On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 17:52 +0100, Aldo Biziak wrote:
> Why??? Which of them is true??

v4l2src uses libv4l which converts to other formats in software. The
real formats from the camera should be the ones on top, so they will be
preferred in GStreamer capabilities negotiations. I would guess that in
your logs, the ones below "image/jpeg" are software-converted.

Olivier Crête
olivier.crete at collabora.com
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