Monthly Archives: December 2017

Finding webcams

List all devices on windows using ffmpeg

ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy

and on Linux

v4l2-ctl –list-devices

To get the device capabilites

ffmpeg -f dshow -list_options true -i video="Mobius"

where “Mobius” is the name of the camera.

On the Mac use

ffmpeg -f avfoundation -list_devices true -i ""