This is a fork of http://sourceforge.net/projects/mjpg-streamer/ with added support for the Raspberry Pi camera via the input_raspicam plugin.
mjpg-streamer is a command line application that copies JPEG frames from one or more input plugins to multiple output plugins. It can be used to stream JPEG files over an IP-based network from a webcam to various types of viewers such as Chrome, Firefox, Cambozola, VLC, mplayer, and other software capable of receiving MJPG streams.
It was originally written for embedded devices with very limited resources in terms of RAM and CPU. Its predecessor "uvc_streamer" was created because Linux-UVC compatible cameras directly produce JPEG-data, allowing fast and perfomant M-JPEG streams even from an embedded device running OpenWRT. The input module "input_uvc.so" captures such JPG frames from a connected webcam. mjpg-streamer now supports a variety of different input devices.
WARNING: mjpg-streamer should not be used on untrusted networks! By default, anyone with access to the network that mjpg-streamer is running on will be able to access it.
- input_opencv (documentation)
- input_raspicam (documentation)
- input_uvc (documentation)
Building & Installation
You must have cmake installed. You will also probably want to have a development version of libjpeg installed. I used libjpeg8-dev. e.g.
sudo apt-get install cmake libjpeg8-dev
This will build and install all plugins that can be compiled.
cd mjpg-streamer-experimental make sudo make install
By default, everything will be compiled in "release" mode. If you wish to compile with debugging symbols enabled, you can do this:
cd mjpg-streamer-experimental make distclean make CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug sudo make install
Advanced compilation (via CMake)
There are options available to enable/disable plugins, setup options, etc. This shows the basic steps to enable the experimental HTTP management feature:
cd mjpg-streamer-experimental mkdir _build cd _build cmake -DENABLE_HTTP_MANAGEMENT=ON .. make sudo make install
Debian package generation and installation for Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)
To build and create a Debian package for installation on a Raspberry Pi
cd mjpg-streamer-experimental mkdir _build cd _build cmake -DRASPBIAN_PACKAGING=TRUE .. make cpack -G DEB
To install package
sudo dpkg -i mjpg-streamer_2.0_armhf.deb
From the mjpeg streamer experimental folder:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. ./mjpg_streamer -o "output_http.so -w ./www" -i "input_raspicam.so"
See README.md or the individual plugin's documentation for more details.
Usage with systemd
To start mjpg-streamer with a camera on
/dev/video0 for example
sudo systemctl start mjpg_streamer@video0
To stop mjpg-streamer
sudo systemctl stop mjpg_streamer@video0
To enable mjpg-streamer on startup
sudo systemctl enable mjpg_streamer@video0
To disable mjpg-streamer on startup
sudo systemctl disable mjpg_streamer@video0
Discussion / Questions / Help
Probably best in this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=45178
mjpg-streamer was originally created by Tom Stöveken, and has received improvements from many collaborators since then.
mjpg-streamer is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.