[KwartzLab] experience w RasPi + webcam + wifi?
jrnelson at studiojrn.com
Tue Oct 9 21:52:28 EDT 2012
Yeah, you may have issues if you aren't using a webcam that has hardware encoding built-in.
On Oct 9, 2012, at 21:40, Ben Brown <ben at kwartzlab.ca> wrote:
> I haven't tried anything on the wireless side but I've been trying to
> get the raspi to stream using the same type of webcam (logitech 9000)
> that we have at the lab. It seems to have a hard time encoding and
> streaming at the same time. I've had more luck running the camera
> through a more powerful computer that re-encodes the stream. I haven't
> tried overclocking the Pi itself though. I'm also not certain that
> hardware encoding is actually working.
> I had the best luck powering with a Playbook charger. I could run the
> webcam, keyboard and mouse all off the USB without connection issues.
> On 10/9/2012 9:34 PM, Jeff Schmidt wrote:
>> Would this help?
>> Not discouraging you from using the raspi, but wifi cameras are pretty cheap.
>> - Jeff
>> On 2012-10-09, at 6:00 PM, Darin White <darin.white at rogers.com> wrote:
>>> Can anyone with actual experience mashing up RaspberryPi + USB webcam and wifi please contact me at dw at makebright.com? I need to get some wifi-enabled webcams going for a show and this seems like a $50/cam solution with a lot of flexibility if it works. I'm aware of challenges lighting up raspi wifi *without* a powered hub. Any help much appreciated.
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