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malaprop

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USB Device Server
« on: September 22, 2010, 08:52:00 am »
Hi There,
i'm looking at getting a usb device server to use usb webcams as an ip camera.
so far i've only managed to find a single post on the topic:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=10415.msg71573#msg71573

Has anyone managed to set up webcam-->usb sever --> linux(mce) ?

Ho do these device servers work technically? Is the usb device driver on the server and they
communicate via a TCP/IP protocol to the host. or do they forward the usb interface (via tcp/ip) to the host? In the latter case the usb drivers are on the host...



thanks,
michael

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Re: USB Device Server
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 01:06:42 pm »
I am not sure what you are on about
I would advice you to go to wiki.linuxmce.org and dig into there.

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Re: USB Device Server
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 01:12:03 pm »
USB is taken care of within the server. Not an expert, but I see no reason why these wouldn't work with the LMCE.

I have one of those servers, could try it with the LMCE next weekend.

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Re: USB Device Server
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 02:19:08 pm »
kooma, thanks for reply. i'd be keen to find out how you go. what kind of usb server do you have ?

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Re: USB Device Server
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 07:39:51 am »
As long as they provide a standard way to grab a JPEG image, and send it back as a buffer of some sort, it can be used with LinuxMCE...

Take a look at the Panasonic IP Camera GSD, for an example. It emulates an HTTP request to get the image off the camera, but the code could be adapted in other ways... Make a new device template with similar code, attach a pnp record to it, and voila, plug and play with LinuxMCE.

-Thom