Mike McCandless, mikemccand at gmail.com
This contains a small Python wrapper around the Live555 Streaming
Media APIs, so that you can load video frames. It only wraps a tiny,
tiny subset of all of Live555's APIs, specifically the APIs necessary
to pull frames via RTSP/RTP from an IP camera.
I've only tested on Linux with Python 3, with the surprisingly
excellent Lorex LNB2151/LNB2153 cameras, with H264 video. Please
report back if you succeed with other cameras.
* First, download and compile/install the Live555 library from
http://www.live555.com/liveMedia/public, and unzip/tar it and run:
* ./genMakefiles linux
* export CPPFLAGS=-fPIC CFLAGS=-fPIC
* [optional: make install]
* If you unzip/tar'd Live555 in this directory (the pylive555
checkout), to the sub-directory "live", then you can skip this
step; otherwise, edit INSTALL_DIR in setup.py to point the live
headers and libraries.
* Build the python bindings: python3 setup.py build; make sure
there are no errors.
* Copy the resulting .so (from build/lib/*.so) to somewhere onto
* Run the example
python3 example.py 10.17.4.118 1 10 out.264
That will record 10 seconds of H264 video from the camera at
10.17.4.118, channel 1, saving it to the file out.264.
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