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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Beaglebone Black (BBB) with the Generalplus MD80 Mini Spy Cam (type 808)

How to set up the Generalplus MD80 (808 type) Spycam on the BBB

Prep & Optional Tools:  
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install guvcview
apt-get install uvcdynctrl
apt-get install uvccapture

sudo apt-get install qv4l2
sudo apt-get install mplayer
sudo apt-get install v4l-utils
sudo reboot

Clear out dmesg:
sudo dmesg --clear

Unload driver and reload to fix quirks:
sudo modprobe uvcvideo -r
sudo modprobe uvcvideo quirks=2

Plug in cam & check device is recognise (works best with SD card inserted):
Bus 002 Device 016: ID 1b3f:0c52 Generalplus Technology Inc. 808 Camera #9 (mass storage mode)

Press the "power" button on the side of the cam
Bus 002 Device 017: ID 1b3f:2002 Generalplus Technology Inc. 808 Camera #9 (web-cam mode)

Confirm video0:
ls /dev/video0

Check dmesg for errors:

Run mplayer
mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0

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