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Sightseer
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Re: GoPro as webcam in Linux

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+1 for GoPro for Linux
Tourist
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Re: GoPro as webcam in Linux

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Today i received a brand new hero 9, exiting! 

I just plugged it in my ubuntu computer and it didn't work.

I bought this as webcam for work, which I also could use for other things (sounds like a win-win scenario).

Sadly it doesn't do what i want, I am thinking about to return it.

Hiker
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Re: GoPro as webcam in Linux

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and I will not buy it till it will not work!
Hiker
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Re: GoPro as webcam in Linux

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My python package for GoPro can emulate a Linux virtual device for Hero9 over USB just like in Windows. https://github.com/KonradIT/gopro-py-api/blob/master/examples/v4l2-hero9-webcam.py

 

Read code first, run modprobe commands, then run python script (make sure to install deps first). ctrl c to kill it. It'll be integrated into my gopro media management tool GoPro Dashboard too.

 

Lag is minimal.

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Sightseer
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That works beautifully :) Thank you. It's always disappointing to see when a supposed "premium" brand has to rely on one person to do in their spare time what they as a company apparently couldn't.

 

Any objections if I have a go at building a simple UI around this that may make it more accessible for the average user?

Hiker
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Wonderful, I hope gopro officially supports this method, this means I can now buy gopro 9! Thank you very much. (I'll try it when gopro arrives to me!)

Hiker
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Sure thing, you can do a GUI wrapper. Also if you want something similar to GoPro Quik for browsing media check out GoPro Dashboard: http://github.com/konradit/goprodashboard . It uses the gopro-py-api python package and flask to run a front end for displaying the media on the camera.

Tourist
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Re: GoPro as webcam in Linux

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Does this lib work against the Hero 8? I can't seem to get it to work.