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    Senior Member treanglin's Avatar
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    VideoLan and Webcams

    I've been playing around with VideoLan a lot recently; transcoding files for my Ipod, watching movies in ASCII mode (yeah....I know), and streaming cartoons on my home PC so that I can watch them at work. I can do all of this stuff fine.

    Some of you may know of a feature in VideoLan that allows you to view streams in a grid, like they use in surveillance monitors.

    _____Monitor______
    |
    Screen1 Screen2|
    |
    Screen3 Screen4|
    |
    ________________|


    I have two USB webcams; one in my room, and one facing my window facing the driveway. I was successfully able to stream each camera separately and view them remotely, however configuring the grid/video matrix has been driving me nuts. I followed the steps in the documentation, and even used a script that someone else created to make the grid, but it never works.

    Has anyone seen a tutorial where videolan has been used to create a working surveillance setup?
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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    You might try this forum/site:

    http://www.videolan.org/doc/
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