[PD] webcam to pix_video with VLC plugin on Mac OS X

Jack jack at rybn.org
Thu Nov 22 16:13:50 CET 2018

To use VLC backend with [pix_video] :
- send [driver vlc(
- then send a message [device ...(

where ... are instructions to use this backend. Explainations are here :

For exemple to capture your screen, you can send [device screen://(


Le 22/11/2018 à 15:51, Csaba Láng a écrit :
> Dear List,
> I am still looking for a reasonable solution to have a video input to
> Mac OS X with Gem.
> I was testing syphon_client, works almost OK, except that could not make
> any motion detector out of it, no pix_background works with it, cannot
> change contrast, threshold, basically nothing.
> Just came to my mind the VLC plugin, which I have compiled luckily, but
> the documentation is so poor to the VLC plugin that cannot find a way to
> get a video device with one message into it.
> Can anyone give me a nice hint to use the vlc plugin with a USB webcam
> connected directly to the computer? What is the message to use?
> Thanks in advance for any help!
> Popesz 
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