Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I figured out how to do this using motion

share|improve this answer

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

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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.