webcam stuff

Wednesday, June 06, 2001, at 05:06AM

By Eric Richardson

So today I reinstalled the xawtv stuff so I would get streamer and get my webcam working again. Simple stuff, right? Heh... streamer complains no matter what options I give it, despite the fact that xawtv works great. I saw in the README that there's a CPAN module Video::Capture::V4l, so I figure I'll just bypass all that and do my own bit. Heh...

This is quite possibly the most confusing Perl module I've ever seen. No documentation, and the examples they tell you to look at are totally incomprehensible. Now I'm so deep in xs files and trying to comprehend the cryptic examples it's pathetic. Why can I never do things the easy way?