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is there any package for IP camera?

asked 2011-05-06 05:19:52 -0500

raphael favier gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:09:38 -0500

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would anyone know a package able to connect to an IP camera and send its frames as sensor_msgs/Image?



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answered 2011-05-06 05:28:42 -0500

updated 2011-05-09 08:28:39 -0500

There is a gstreamer node gscam:

If you can figure out the gstreamer configureation to read from the camera's URI, it should work, though I have to say the gstreamer can be a bit difficult to configure at times. GSCAM_CONFIG would need to contain a gstreamer pipeline string that accessed the IP camera's URI. You'd need the correct gstreamer plugins, and you might find some info on how to configure , rtsp for example, here:

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thanks, I'll look into that
raphael favier gravatar image raphael favier  ( 2011-05-06 05:37:58 -0500 )edit
Sorry to ask, but what do you mean by the "gstreamer-foo" ? I only see gscam in the package. Do you mean I need to somehow work on the system variable GSCAM_CONFIG to get it to connect to my IP camera?
raphael favier gravatar image raphael favier  ( 2011-05-06 06:07:49 -0500 )edit
Yeah. Sorry, I should have been more specific, I'll edit the answer.
Asomerville gravatar image Asomerville  ( 2011-05-06 06:20:30 -0500 )edit
Thanks a lot. I will dig into that next week and if I manage it, post my gstreamer pipelinw.
raphael favier gravatar image raphael favier  ( 2011-05-06 06:32:19 -0500 )edit

Hello Raphael, is it working now? I also work on the same thing

Dipta gravatar image Dipta  ( 2014-04-01 15:54:31 -0500 )edit

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