[PD] webcam to pix_video with VLC plugin on Mac OS X
langcsaba at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 16:27:02 CET 2018
Just to make for others easier in the future, managed to have a video input
from a webcam into Gem on Mac OS X 10.14 with the VLC plugin, which I
admire very much :)
Opened vlc first and added a Capture Device, which opened immediately the
webcam with a tytle of the window on the
So sent a message to pix_vlc: device qtcapture://0x14100000043e3009 and
tadam there is the live input from the webcam.
What is even better that I can use the same stream twice, once to VLC and
simultaneously into Pd as well.
Thanks for all the info you gave, that is why I love this community!
On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 4:17 PM Csaba Láng <langcsaba at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perfect, thanks Jack, was looking for this page just could not find in the
> deep noise on the mighty internet!
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 4:15 PM Jack <jack at rybn.org> wrote:
>> 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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