libuvc is a cross-platform library for USB video devices, built atop
It enables fine-grained control over USB video devices exporting the standard USB Video Class
(UVC) interface, enabling developers to write drivers for previously unsupported devices,
or just access UVC devices in a generic fashion.
Getting and Building libuvc
Prerequisites: You will need
libusb and CMake installed.
To build, you can just run these shell commands:
git clone https://github.com/libuvc/libuvc cd libuvc mkdir build cd build cmake .. make && sudo make install
and you're set! If you want to change the build configuration, you can edit
in the build directory, or use a CMake GUI to make the desired changes.
There is also
BUILD_TEST options to enable the compilation of
uvc_test programs. To use them, replace the
cmake .. command above with
cmake .. -DBUILD_TEST=ON -DBUILD_EXAMPLE=ON.
Then you can start them with
./uvc_test respectively. Note that you need OpenCV to build the later (for displaying image).
Developing with libuvc
The documentation for
libuvc can currently be found at https://int80k.com/libuvc/doc/.