webcamd - Port of Linux USB webcam and DVB drivers into userspace

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package name webcamd
Package version
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Installed size 5.13 MB
Download size 1.53 MB
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Webcamd is a daemon that enables use of hundreds of different USB
based webcam and DVB USB devices under the FreeBSD-8/9 operating
system. The webcam daemon is basically an application which is a port
of Linux USB device drivers into userspace on FreeBSD. The daemon
currently depends on libc, pthreads, libusb and the CUSE4BSD kernel
Categories: multimedia
Groups: webcamd
- CUSE: on
- DEBUG: off
- DVB: on
- HAL: on
- INPUT: on
- MOUSE: off
- RADIO: on
- VT_CLIENT: off
- VT_SERVER: off
- WEBCAM: on
1) webcamd requires the cuse4bsd(3) or cuse(3) kernel module, depending on
how webcamd was compiled. Please load this dependency by doing:
# FreeBSD < 11.x, package from ports
# kldload cuse4bsd
# FreeBSD >= 11.x, part of default kernel build
# kldload cuse
or by adding
to your /boot/loader.conf.
2) add webcamd_enable="YES"
to your /etc/rc.conf
3) Please restart devd to start webcamd
# service devd restart
4) Optionally add a user to the "webcamd" group
# pw groupmod webcamd -m <username>
5) If webcamd still did not start, consult the installed webcamd rc.d
script for more help and instructions on how to start webcamd.


Package Version Architecture Repository
webcamd- i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
webcamd - - -


Name Value
dbus = 1.10.16_1
hal = 0.5.14_34 - -
libv4l = 1.6.3_4


Type URL
Binary Package webcamd-
Source Package multimedia/webcamd

Install Howto

Install webcamd txz package:

# pkg install webcamd

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