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VLC does not release webcam resource

rmmod bcm2835-v4l2 modprobe bcm2835-v4l2 Destroys and re-creates /dev/video0 Just ran into the same problem and that fixed it for me.
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How can I stream H.264 video from the Raspberry Pi camera module via a web server?

As of 2017 (or perhaps earlier) raspivid is no longer the preferred method, with the Pi devs recommending people use V4L2 instead. So this method allows you to stream H264 via RTP using V4L2 instead ...
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Modern way to stream H.264 from the Raspberry Cam

I'm amazed there isn't more action on this thread, I've been chasing down the answer to this question for months. I stream from a Pi Camera (CSI) to a Janus server, and I found the best pipeline is ...
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How to stream low-latency video from the RPi to a web browser in realtime

You can send raw 264 frames to a browser through websocket and decode in in javascript. Latency < 0.1s :p I wrote an opensource project in this manner, checkout https://github.com/131/h264-live-...
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Protect my motion webcam stream with a password (motion.conf)

To setup a username and password with motion, you need to edit motion configuration file. Steps Open terminal Type sudo nano /etc/motion/motion/conf Add in a new line stream_auth_method 1 Add in a ...
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miniDLNA & srt files

Few hours ago I tried with a Samsung smart TV and I have to say (or type): Now, miniDLNA supports srt files so you don't have to implement something else
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Modern way to stream H.264 from the Raspberry Cam

The only modern way to stream H264 to a browser is with UV4L: no latency, no configuration, with optional audio, optional two-way audio/video. No magic GStreamer sauce, yet it's possible to extend its ...
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How can I stream a video from a camera over a network in the most effective way?

The easiest way I have found, to get a live videofeed from an headless raspberry pi, with a raspberry pi camera. This solution works right out of the box, without installing additional software on ...
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H265 decoding performance on a Pi 3

As Qualcuno pointed out yesterday, the RPi (all models) does not have support for hardware acceleration of H.265 video sources. As such, the RPi just doesn't have the raw horsepower needed to decode ...
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Netflix Addon for Kodi/OSMC

There is a proper Netflix addon but it uses Kodi 17 (krypton)'s newly implemented InputStream API. However, Kodi 17 still isn't enough for running the plugin, Netflix uses DRM encryption which is only ...
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ERROR: *** unrecognised codec libav ***

You need to install the full libcamera-apps package, Raspberry Pi OS Lite only ships with libcamera-apps-lite. libav based functionality got removed from libcamera-apps-lite because it pulls in X11 ...
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omxplayer doesn't play audio when streaming

Or for simplicity replace "format_id" with "best" (best: Select best quality format represented by single file with video and audio): omxplayer `youtube-dl -g -f best <youtube-url>` # play the ...
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H265 decoding performance on a Pi 3

A RPI3 can decode 1080p HEVC quite well. There have been NEON optimizations to HW-accelerate HEVC decoding. Best played with KODI. The problem is a RPI3 is running hot, so it starts throttling, an ...
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Can Raspberry Pi 3 record 4k video stream?

The official Raspberry Pi Camera does not support 4K, so No - If that is what you wanted. If you have a USB 2.0 4K camera1 that can dump encoded data then yes. As long as the driver is picked up you ...
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Watch Youtube videos without "personal API key", because I don't have a Google account

I don't know anything about Kodi, but you can get YouTube videos without allowing Google to sniff your privates: sudo apt-get install youtube-dl I've found youtube-dl to work well for my purposes, ...
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Add 24 monitors to PC using Raspberry Pi?

It turns out that there's a reasonably well established project for doing just this. The PiWall project's overview states: A master computer, which can be either a Raspberry Pi or a Linux PC, is ...
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HD-SDI video out from Pi3?

There's no way to do this without using an external converter. The BCM2837 chip doesn't support an HD-SDI formatted output, which is fundamentally different to an HDMI formatted output. There's no ...
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Streaming Video modprobe ERROR

So I had the same issue. I found here that the linux image should be reinstalled ( #apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-$(uname -r)). However, at the time this answer is written, the only images ...
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What is the correct method for streaming video from the camera module to date?

By stream I assume you mean over the network. I recently researched the same question (specifically, streaming over RTSP) and these are the best options out there: https://github.com/mpromonet/...
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Is Raspberry Pi 4 fast enough to watch online videos with 1080p?

In this review, RPi 4 was able to play a 1080p30 Youtube video smoothly, but not 1080p60. There was observable screen tearing, but I'd expect the situation to improve in this regard as Raspbian is ...
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Best way to stream usb camera video in 2020

You'd first have to stream your camera to a site like YouTube. To do that you'd have to install FFmpeg on your Raspberry Pi. Install FFmpeg: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Once you'...
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stream games/screen to kodi

There's a complete walkthrough here on using VLC to capture and stream the desktop of a PC to a second machine. At the time of writing there is a bug in versions subsequent to 2.1.5 which prevent this ...
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How to stream video file to RTMP server with gstreamer on RPI2

I was getting the same error and found the following test pipeline to work: gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc ! omxh264enc ! "video/x-h264,profile=high" ! h264parse ! matroskamux ! filesink location=output....
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Raspberry pi with drone for live streaming

You might want to look into wifibroadcast which uses off-the-shelf WiFi hardware : Why normal wifi is a bad choice for FPV applications Association: Video transmitter and receiver need to ...
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How can I stream H.264 video from the Raspberry Pi camera module via a web server?

Piotr Kula's answer seems to be on the right track but is outdated for Raspberry stretch. There are updated instructions for uv4l on Raspberry stretch at https://www.linux-projects.org/uv4l/...
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Protect my motion webcam stream with a password (motion.conf)

netcam_userpass is to connect motion to a webcam that is protected by a username and password. This can happen for instance, if you are running a webcam program on a cellphone and have set a username/...
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Video transmisson using NRF24L01+?

Looks implausible to me. There are some video clips at letsmakerobots.com that illustrate the sort of performance you might expect, which looks like 320x240 at about 1 fps. They used it for a slow ...
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Raspberry pi as vr headset

If you have a recent iPhone or Android phone, then the easiest and cheapest way to get into VR is one of the many Google Cardboard headsets. Cardboard headsets made from actual cardboard range from ...
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Possibility: Simultanius save webcam stream to file and register as DirectShow-device via USB

This doesn't sound possible. I did a little more thinking following my comment below the question, and eventually realised that what you're describing is a Pi which is simultaneously in USB host mode ...
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Transmitting live video over long distances with ethernet?

There are great HDMI-over-CAT6 cables. Some use 2 cables and can go up to 300 feeet. Others use two cables and go 100 Meters. Then there are also single-cable adapters that actually go 300 feet ...
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