Building a webcam stream service with Golang

In a previous blog post of the same Author, project go4vl was introduced and discussed as a way to use Golang to interact with low-level device drivers to capture video frames on a Linux machine. This post looks at how to use the go4vl project to build a functional webcam.

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The golang based webcam example

The go4vl project comes with an example that demonstrates how to create a functional webcam that can stream images via a webpage (see source). In this example, go4vl is used to stream video buffers from a capture device (camera) and stream the resulting buffers to a web page.