Jun 182015

Pi_insideJust some useful commands:

  • Make sure your RPI is up to date:
sudo apt-get install rpi-update
sudo rpi-update
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
  • Check capabilities:
vcgencmd codec_enabled MPG2
vcgencmd codec_enabled WVC1

vcgencmd version

Jun 17 2015 13:36:16
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  • Streaming of USB video camera:

Start streaming on Pi:

cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 --v4l2-width 640 --v4l2-height 480 --v4l2-chroma h264 --sout '#standard{access=http,mux=ts,dst=}

Start watching on client:


Bonus, autostart streaming at boot:

Add streaming line to script
sudo chmod +x /home/pi/bin/stream.sh
crontab -e
@reboot /home/pi/bin/stream.sh
  • Configure WLAN
sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
sudo reboot

Or install wicd-curses and wicd-daemon



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