[Mono-list] Ok this is probably an odd question and very general

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 14:50:04 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 11:55 AM, tmasey <epiphanygs at gmail.com> wrote:
> all,
> I am trying to build some video survalance software in MONO. I am using
> ubuntu(latest). i have been a .net developer since it was beta. Now I have
> an interesting issue I am moving to mono and I am trying to figure out
> pipes. meaning I have a device that streams pure mpeg video I can cat out to
> a file and then open it with a player and get farily live feeds of video.
> but What i want to do is bypass that I want to be able to extract frames
> from the stream look for motion and if I can get them to a pixbuf
> compatiable format I should be fine my issue is I need to do that converion
> piece any Ideas would be of great help I also would like to get access to
> the device stream directly rather than stream to a file that step seems a
> little extra and requres too much disk space.

You're not going to be able to do the video decoding completely with
mono, but you could write a C glue library that decodes the data with
GStreamer and then marshals it over to managed land.

That's the only answer that I can come up with unless you refine your
question a bit.

Chris Howie

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