V4L2 Virtual Device (v4l2vd)
V4L2 Virtual Device is a video4linux2 driver providing one or multiple video pipes. It is used to route the output of a user space video source application to typical video “consuming” applications (players, encoders, PVRs) that normally get their content from video4linux2 devices. Through v4l2vd, applications such as mplayer, mythTV and many other can now access and render video files or real-time networked media sources. In addition to the v4l2vd driver, the v4l2vd Source application is provided with this project as an example of a raw video feed.
This project was developed based on the Video4Linux Loopback Device project by Jeroen Vreenken and Kenneth Lavrsen which we thank here for their very useful contribution:
We decided to launch this project mainly for three reasons:
Jean-Michel Bouffard (jmbouffard at users dot sourceforge dot net) from the Communications Research Centre (CRC), Canada. V4L2 Virtual Device is developed at the CRC, and is released as Open Source Software under the GNU General Public License. For support requests about v4l2vd, please use the forum.
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