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I have server on Debian 6, without Desktop Environment and I have simple web camera. Web camera is defined like /dev/video0, so I can use cat /dev/video0 > ~/photo to get image from it (of course this is not correct way :))

I want to capture, convert and broadcast video stream by HTTP, or can I make common IP web cam?

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I figured out how to do this using motion

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You can do this with VLC; it has packages available for most distros, including Debian.

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Perhaps you could improve your answer by showing how to do this with VLC. –  Evan Teitelman Jul 14 '13 at 17:20
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