I want to capture a image through webcam in Linux. So I searched on the Internet and found out it's can be done using mplayer or vlc.
Following is the command for capturing image by mplayer and its corresponding error.
[root@localhost ~]# mplayer -vo png -frames 1 tv:// MPlayer SVN-r31628-4.4.4 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team mplayer: could not connect to socket mplayer: No such file or directory Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control. Playing tv://. TV file format detected. Selected driver: v4l2 name: Video 4 Linux 2 input author: Martin Olschewski <email@example.com> comment: first try, more to come ;-) v4l2: unable to open '/dev/video0': No such file or directory v4l2: ioctl set mute failed: Bad file descriptor v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped. Exiting... (End of file) [root@localhost ~]#
Please help me in solving this error. I searched on the net and found out about v4l2, but still can't solve the problem.
[root@localhost ~]# lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e0f:0003 VMware, Inc. Virtual Mouse Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub [root@localhost ~]#
I am using Fedora in VMWare Workstation 9. I wonder if that is the problem.