[Newbies] Camera plugins was Re: Video Media in Squeak

David Corking lists at dcorking.com
Thu Apr 22 13:21:11 UTC 2010

Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> There is VideoFlow which is pretty cool (scroll down to the screenshots):
> http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/2411
> If it's just for playback, the only cross-plattform option right now is MPEG
> for which we have a general plugin. For Mac and Windows, the Sophie folks
> made nice players via FFI, based on QuickTime I think. On Linux there is a
> GStreamer plugin.
> For camera access, there is Scratch's x-platform CameraPlugin. Etoys on
> Linux uses a V4L plugin. For Windows there is a "DShowVideoDecoderPlugin".

I think most things that Bert mentions are open source, apart perhaps
from the Scratch plugin.  As it is cross-platform, the Scratch
CameraPlugin sounds great for future versions of Squeak or Etoys,
except that it may possibly be released under the Scratch or Scratch
source licenses, which forbid commercial use.  Anyone know if that is

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