Package Details: obs-v4l2sink 0.1.0-21

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/obs-v4l2sink.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: obs-v4l2sink
Description: v4l2 output for obs-studio
Upstream URL: https://github.com/CatxFish/obs-v4l2sink
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: skystrife
Maintainer: luzifer
Last Packager: luzifer
Votes: 15
Popularity: 1.64
First Submitted: 2018-09-17 21:48
Last Updated: 2021-01-31 21:30

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luzifer commented on 2020-12-14 22:17

After upgrading to obs-studio 26.1 uninstall this package before using the integrated virtual camera support. Otherwise the virtual camera will be distorted.

This package is no longer needed after obs-studio 26.1 has landed in Community…

Added Virtual Camera output on Linux (requires v4l2loopback-dkms) [catxfish/cg2121]
https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/26.1.0

After removing this package (re)start OBS-Studio and you should be able to use the integrated virtual camera properly.

ekce commented on 2020-07-20 01:36

Just some remarks about using this.

  1. You need to have v4l2loopback-dkms installed (and linux kernel headers as well).

  2. Run sudo modprobe v4l2loopback, this will load the kernel module and create a new video device like /dev/video0 but the number may vary, like it may be /dev/video1 or something (use ls -l /dev/video* to see which device was created when you ran that command)

  3. In OBS-Studio click on Tools and go to the v4l2sink option. Make sure you select the newly created video device to loopback into (if you pick the wrong number you might get an error saying format unsupported or something).

  4. After the loopback starts you should be able to see it as a new dummy camera device or something like that in your other programs (eg. you can set it as your camera in Zoom).

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dack commented on 2021-01-08 16:46

There are still use use cases that need this package. For example, the built-in OBS virtual camera does not allow for multiple OBS instances (it always uses the first loopback device). If you do not wish to maintain this aur package anymore, I'd be willing to take it over.

agapito commented on 2021-01-08 12:47

You are right, it's working out of the box. My problem was unrelated to obs package from community.

@luzifer I saved this tarball because i'm still using it, probably there will not be new upstream versions anyways, so u can keep it or delete it.

nursoda commented on 2021-01-06 16:46

I just installed Arch from scratch After installing the kernel module, obs-studio's integrated virtual camera worked. No issues. In my eyes this module is no longer necessary (apart from that I got python error upon trying to build it).

dack commented on 2021-01-04 19:44

I think there are other bugs with the built-in virtualcam as well. If I work around the 26.1 sbin path issue (by including /sbin in PATH), the built-in virtualcam is available. However, the output is corrupted (video format appears to be wrong, with messed up green colors and lines). There are upstream reports of similar issues already.

I think it would definitely be good to keep this package around for a while. It still works just fine on OBS 26.1.

luzifer commented on 2021-01-04 19:13

@agapito I can keep it for a while but will not update it anymore as this package will break the included virtual camera and for both you need to install the v4l2loopback-dkms package…

So the best solution: Install v4l2loopback-dkms, uninstall this one and use the included virtual camera support…

agapito commented on 2021-01-04 07:20

Don´t delete it yet: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/69200

luzifer commented on 2020-12-14 22:17

After upgrading to obs-studio 26.1 uninstall this package before using the integrated virtual camera support. Otherwise the virtual camera will be distorted.

This package is no longer needed after obs-studio 26.1 has landed in Community…

Added Virtual Camera output on Linux (requires v4l2loopback-dkms) [catxfish/cg2121]
https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/26.1.0

After removing this package (re)start OBS-Studio and you should be able to use the integrated virtual camera properly.

luzifer commented on 2020-11-11 19:46

@naraesk: Darn it! Thanks for the ping! Update-script wasn't adjusted for the latest change… m(

naraesk commented on 2020-11-11 19:22

@luzifer: In case you didn't notice ... seems like your publishing a new version every 30 minutes :)

luzifer commented on 2020-11-11 14:12

@ejiek: Thanks for your work and the patch! Took over the package and not applied namcap yet. - I had to apply your patch manually as it somehow did not apply. Took care to have you set as autor…