Subject: Re: Webcam API
To: Jeff McMahill <>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/22/2000 15:18:53
Jeff McMahill wrote
> > What do you mean by not reliably? Did you you role your own code or is
> > it borrowed from another source? What model/type of webcam do you use?
> I wrote my own, since I haven't been able to find anything (other
> than the linux driver) that supports the CPiA.  Mine is a Creative
> Webcam II.
> Basically when I tell it to grab an image, I always get the correct
> amount of data from the isochronous endpoint.  However, about 75% of
> the time, the header is corrupted.  When it works, the image comes
> out fine though.
> I believe I did find a small bug in the ugen isochronous reading
> that could result in some corruption once in awhile, but fixing
> that didn't seem to help... (I'll send a pr in a few days about this.)
> This is 1.5_BETA with a -current ugen.c on i386, by the way.

Try vid-1.0.1 that supports a varity of webcams. It only took minor
tweeking to get it to work on NetBSD-i386. I could package it up and
submit it into the pkgsrc tree if there is enough interest. 

The raw hack can be found on

In general, I can't confirm the problem you're seeing as it works well
for me.

cheerio Berndt
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