[needs-packaging] mjpg-streamer

Bug #282464 reported by Tree MendUs on 2008-10-13
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Andreas Altaïr Redmer

Bug Description


"MJPG-streamer", is a command line application to stream JPEG files over an IP-based network from the webcam to a viewer like Firefox, Cambozola, Videolanclient, a Windows Mobile device or mobilephone that has a webbrowser. It can make use of hardware compression of certain webcams, in order to reduce CPU cycles of the server. This makes it a light and less CPU hungry solution for embedded devices and regular servers, that should not spend most of their computing power for compressing videoframes. For example it consumes less then 10% CPU on a 200 MHz router hardwar when streaming a 960x720 Pixel video.

MJPG-streamer takes JPGs from Linux-UVC compatible webcams, filesystem or other input plugins and streams them as M-JPEG via HTTP to webbrowsers, VLC and other software. It is the successor of uvc-streamer, a Linux-UVC streaming application with Pan/Tilt

Has input and output plugins.

License: free - see download files

PPA: https://launchpad.net/~altair-ibn-la-ahad/+archive/mjpg-streamer

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This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

summary: - [needs-packaging] mjpg-streamer - commandline program to stream webcam
- jpeg images over IP network
+ [needs-packaging] mjpg-streamer
Elwell (andrew-elwell) wrote :

is anyone working on this? if not then I'll start on creating a PPA for it

Karmo Rosental (karmux) wrote :

Two and half years and still mjpp-streamer isn't in repositories.

Sam Dieck (sam-dieck) wrote :

Ill try to build the package myself.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Andreas Altaïr Redmer (altair-ibn-la-ahad)
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
description: updated
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

A few things I noticed while reviewing the package:

 - some files are GPL (v2) others are GPL (v2 or later) - please update debian/copyright accordingly
 - it'd be nice to reply jquery.js with the system version - http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-packaging-guide-team/ubuntu-packaging-guide/trunk/revision/91 might serve as an example
 - it might be worth setting debian/source/format
 - out-of-date-standards-version 3.9.4
 - debian-watch-file-is-missing
 - might be worth to talk to upstream about this one "spelling-error-in-binary lib/input_uvc.so initalize initialize"
 - spelling-error-in-binary lib/output_http.so ressources resources
 - description-synopsis-starts-with-article
 - The synopsis (first line in the package "Description:" field, the short description) ends with a full stop "." character.
 - unknown-section universe/video
 - binary-without-manpage usr/bin/mjpg_streamer
 - sharedobject-in-library-directory-missing-soname lib/input_file.so

The copyright and the last one might be the biggest problem as far as I can see.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

(unsubscribing sponsors until the issues pointed in the previous comment are resolved, please subscribe the team back once the package is updated and ready to be reviewed)

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