ppm2webcam(1) Supply an FTP/HTTP based webcam with images from a PPM stream


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ppm2webcam connects a PPM stream to an FTP/HTTP based webcam.


-s server
FTP server to connect to.
-s user
FTP user to connect to.
-s password
Password for FTP user.
-r real-file
Real filename used by the HTML user of the image (default: kino.jpeg).
-t temp-file
Temp file to use on the server while deposting the image (default: kino.tmp).
-l local-temp-file
Temp file to use on the local system (default: /tmp/kino.jpeg).
-f seconds-per-frame
Floating point number indicates the seconds per frame to send (default: 1).
-q quality
Quality of image sent - applies to jpeg and png (default: 80).

Help Options

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Feed from your cam:

ffmpeg -vd /dev/video0 -f imagepipe -img ppm pipe: |
ppm2webcam -s ftp.server -u user -p password

Need some html to handle it? Javascript solution supplied.


See http://kino.schirmacher.de/ for the latest version.


ppm2webcam was written by Dan Dennedy <[email protected]>.