PPA description

Flashcam PPA built by Irving Popovetsky

Flashcam provides a V4L1 interface for V4L2 devices. It is commonly used to work around lameness in Adobe Flash Player for Linux:
* Adobe Flash Player v9 only supports V4L1
* Adobe Flash Player v10 supports V4L2, but has a bug which limits resolution to 320x200 on V4L2, whereas V4L1 runs at full resolution.

Adobe's continuing Lameness on the issue is well documented here:
* https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/adobe-flashplugin/+bug/420711
* http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-2138
* http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-3309

Credit where credit is due:
Flashcam was developed by Olivier "Swift" Debon: http://www.swift-tools.net/Flashcam/
Vloopback was developed by the nice folks at the Motion project: http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/VideoFourLinuxLoopbackDevice

My "improvements":
1. Debianize the package for easy distribution and testing on Ubuntu
2. Turn vloopback into a DKMS package, so it automatically rebuilds the module when you install a new kernel
3. New init script and "nanny" script to watch/restart flashcam if it crashes (which happens sometimes)

This PPA is signed. You may want to add the corresponding GPG key to your apt keyring:
   sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 54FB1FCC

Starting to Karmic/9.10, adding the PPA and its key is as simple as:
   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irving-popovetsky
   sudo apt-get install flashcam

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:irving-popovetsky/ppa to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irving-popovetsky/ppa
sudo apt update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
deb https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/irving-popovetsky/ppa/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/irving-popovetsky/ppa/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
1024R/E20DCEFFE30BE6557AC485011A15662154FB1FCC (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Irving Popovetsky.

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flashcam 1.4.4-0ubuntu~ppa2l Irving Popovetsky ()
flashcam 1.3-0ubuntu~ppa6k Irving Popovetsky ()
flashcam 1.3-0ubuntu~ppa6j Irving Popovetsky ()
flashcam 1.3-0ubuntu~ppa6h Irving Popovetsky ()
vloopback-dkms 1.4-0ubuntu1~ppa2l Irving Popovetsky ()
vloopback-dkms 1.3-0ubuntu1~ppa2k Irving Popovetsky ()
vloopback-dkms 1.3-0ubuntu1~ppa2j Irving Popovetsky ()
vloopback-dkms 1.3-0ubuntu1~ppa2h Irving Popovetsky ()
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