a cross-platform library for USB video devices
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libuvcis a cross-platform library for USB video devices, built atop
libusb. It enables fine-grained control over USB video devices exporting the standard USB Video Class (UVC) interface, enabling developers to write drivers for previously unsupported devices, or just access UVC devices in a generic fashion.
Prerequisites: You will need
libusband CMake installed.
To build, you can just run these shell commands:
git clone https://github.com/libuvc/libuvc cd libuvc mkdir build cd build cmake .. make && sudo make install
and you're set! If you want to change the build configuration, you can edit
CMakeCache.txtin the build directory, or use a CMake GUI to make the desired changes.
There is also
BUILD_TESToptions to enable the compilation of
uvc_testprograms. To use them, replace the
cmake ..command above with
cmake .. -DBUILD_TEST=ON -DBUILD_EXAMPLE=ON. Then you can start them with
./uvc_testrespectively. Note that you need OpenCV to build the later (for displaying image).
The documentation for
libuvccan currently be found at https://int80k.com/libuvc/doc/.