Section: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 14 Jul 2008
The sane-v4l library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides generic access to video cameras and similar equipment using the V4L (Video for Linux) API.
This is ALPHA software. Really! Important features are missing and there are lots of bugs. The code is currently only tested on a Linux 2.4 system with a Hauppauge WinTV video card.
This backend expects device names of the form:
Where special is the UNIX path-name for the special device that corresponds to the v4l device. The special device name must be a v4l device or a symlink to such a device. For example, such a device name could be /dev/video0 or /dev/bttv0.
The contents of the v4l.conf file is a list of device names that correspond to v4l devices. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. A sample configuration file is shown below:
Juergen G. Schimmer, Henning Meier-Geinitz
If more than one video card is present, a crash may occur. Frequency and geometry selection is missing.
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