Debian Imaging Project
Summary
Webcam
Support for webcams in Debian

Debian contains a several programs to control a webcam. Here you can have an overview.

Description

For a better overview of the project's availability as a Debian package, each head row has a color code according to this scheme:

If you discover a project which looks like a good candidate for Debian Imaging to you, or if you have prepared an unofficial Debian package, please do not hesitate to send a description of that project to the Debian Imaging mailing list

Links to other tasks

Debian Imaging Webcam packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

cheese
tool to take pictures and videos from your webcam
Versions of package cheese
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
sid44.1-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,ppc64el,riscv64,s390x
trixie44.1-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,ppc64el,s390x
bookworm43.0-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
jessie3.14.1-2amd64,armel,armhf,i386
bullseye3.38.0-3amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster3.31.90-1amd64,arm64,armhf,i386
stretch3.22.1-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
Debtags of package cheese:
hardwarecamera
interfacex11
roleprogram
suitegnome
uitoolkitgtk
usefiltering, viewing
works-withimage, image:raster, video
works-with-formatjpg
x11application
Popcon: 3438 users (14151 upd.)*
Versions and Archs
License: DFSG free
Git

A webcam application that supports image and video capture. Makes it easy to take photos and videos of you, your friends, pets or whatever you want. Allows you to apply fancy visual effects, fine-control image settings and has features such as Multi-Burst mode, Countdown timer for photos.

guvcview
GTK+ base UVC Viewer
Versions of package guvcview
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
bullseye2.0.6+debian-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
jessie2.0.1+debian-1amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch2.0.4+debian-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster2.0.6+debian-1amd64,arm64,armhf,i386
bookworm2.0.8-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
trixie2.0.8-2.1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,ppc64el,s390x
sid2.0.8-2.1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,ppc64el,riscv64,s390x
Debtags of package guvcview:
roleprogram
uitoolkitgtk, sdl
Popcon: 284 users (228 upd.)*
Versions and Archs
License: DFSG free
Git

guvcview is a simple GTK+ interface for capturing and viewing video from devices supported by the Linux UVC driver.

Screenshots of package guvcview

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

mplayer
movie player for Unix-like systems
Versions of package mplayer
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
stretch1.3.0-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
sid1.5+svn38446-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,ppc64el,riscv64,s390x
trixie1.5+svn38446-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,ppc64el,s390x
bookworm1.5+svn38408-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye1.4+ds1-1+deb11u1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster-security1.3.0-8+deb10u1amd64,arm64,armhf,i386
buster1.3.0-8amd64,arm64,armhf,i386
upstream1.5+svn38542
Debtags of package mplayer:
interfacecommandline, framebuffer, svga, x11
roleprogram
soundplayer
uitoolkitncurses, sdl
useplaying
works-withaudio, video
works-with-formatmp3, oggtheora, oggvorbis, wav
x11application
Popcon: 1787 users (1141 upd.)*
Newer upstream!
License: DFSG free
Git

MPlayer plays most MPEG, VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, FLI, RM, NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, RealPlayer, and Win32 DLL codecs. It can also play VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, RealMedia, and DivX movies.

Another big feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers. It works with X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, but also SDL.

Not all of the upstream code is distributed in the source tarball. See the README.Debian and copyright files for details.

*Popularitycontest results: number of people who use this package regularly (number of people who upgraded this package recently) out of 238105