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Simple v4l2 for pyv4l2

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A simple, libv4l2-based frames capture library. The pyv4l2 module based PyV4L2Camera development, I removed the v4lconvert_convert part of the code, the most original data to return the device. PyV4L2Camera module in ,Thank you Dominik Pieczyński.



Libv4l2 is packaged by various distributions:

Debian and Ubuntu

# apt-get install libv4l-dev


# dnf install libv4l-devel

Arch Linux

# pacman -S v4l-utils


To install pyv4l2:

$ pip install pyv4l2

pyv4l2 is only compatible with Python 3.


from pyv4l2.frame import Frame
from pyv4l2.control import Control

frame = Frame('/dev/video0')
frame_data = frame.get_frame()
control = Control("/dev/video0")
control.set_control_value(9963776, 8)

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