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I've had a little look around the forum and there's not much I can see, so here goes!

I would like to plug a webcam into my XBMC machine, running 9.04, I was wondering, does XBMC have the ability to view /dev/video0??

Would it even be that straight forward with a webcam that "just works"?

I have seen posts relating to live tv picked up from /dev/video0 using VDR but nothing relating to webcams...
not currently. should be doable with some hacks here and there though (build ffmpeg with v4l support, do some glue in xbmc).
spiff Wrote:not currently. should be doable with some hacks here and there though (build ffmpeg with v4l support, do some glue in xbmc).

Whoa, thanks for the speedy reply!

I figured, I always want to do difficult things... I was toying with using webcam-server on the xbmc then connect to the stream from XBMC...

Would an IP cam be better suited? could XBMC pick up a compatible stream over the network?