Super Easy Debian Webcam Streaming Server

how hard/easy setting up a debian webcam streaming server? all depends on your webcam model.
i got creative webcam pro which is very easily detect by debian simply using this command:

modprobe ov511

you have to change ov511 depends on your webcam driver

now that my debian already know about my webcam, i just come here to download linux compiled binary and run it.

tar -zxvf palantir-bin-x.x.tgz
cd palantir-bin-x.x/server/
./palantir -s 640x480

that's it!
just five lines of command entered and you got your self debian streaming server.

you can access your webcam using any browser by entering:


3000 is the default port used by palantir.
you can change it if you like.

just type

./palantir --help

for all command options

or, you can also download dedicated client to view your webcam from here:

make it start everytime you startup your linux.
edit /etc/rc.local using your favorite editor.

vi /etc/rc.local

then enter these lines into it:
modprobe ov511
/whereyouputit/palantir-bin-x.x/server/palantir  -s 640x480 &>null

the '&' at the end of palantir command is to let palantir run and get us back to command prompt. the '>null' is to dump all output. you can also output to a file if you need a log using '>/etc/palantir.log' for example.

now restart your linux and see if everything smooth.

  • might also applied to any other distro you like.


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