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

Derek O'Connell doconnel at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 13:33:38 UTC 2010

On 22/04/10 14:21, David Corking wrote:
> 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
> true?
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Both the "Scratch" plugin and the "Camera" plugin are open source and 
can be used in commercial app's AFAIK. You can get the source from:


Hold your breath and the Scratch Camera plugin may be hooked into Squeak 
and Etoys in the next day or so ;-)

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