dv4l - Redirect V4L API to access a camcorder from a V4L program

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name dv4l
Package version 1.0
Package release 5build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 72 B
Download size 17.29 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
dv4l enables programs to access a dv1394 (Firewire) camcorder by using
the video4linux (V4L) API.  dv4lstart uses the LD_PRELOAD facility to
intercept calls to the V4L API and make the camcorder's videostream available.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dv4l_1.0-5build1_i386.deb 1.0 i386 Ubuntu Universe
dv4l - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libdv4 >= 1.0.0
libiec61883-0 >= 1.2.0
libraw1394-11 -


Type URL
Binary Package dv4l_1.0-5build1_amd64.deb
Source Package dv4l

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dv4l deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dv4l




2018-04-03 - Balint Reczey <rbalint@ubuntu.com>
dv4l (1.0-5build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default
2012-02-02 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu@debian.org>
dv4l (1.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove vloopback-source from Recommends.
vloopback-source can not build with latest kernel.
And latest kernel does not support V4l1.
2012-01-06 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu@debian.org>
dv4l (1.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Daniel Polehn ]
* Fix FTBFS, changed linux/videodev.h location.
(Closes: #621960 LP: #749235)
[ Matthias Klose ]
* Build with -fPIC.
* Fix FTBFS with ld --as-needed. (Closes: #615836)
[ Gregor Jasny ]
* Imported patch from Ubuntu. 
[ Nobuhiro Iwamatsu ]
* Remove Dm-Upload-Allowed from debian/control.
* Change my mail address.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
* Drop dpatch.
Change to quilt. Add debian/README.source.
2009-08-01 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu@nigauri.org>
dv4l (1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS with new dpkg-dev. (Closes: #535287)
* Fix build error in some architecture. (Closes: #522489)
* Update Standards-Version.
2009-04-03 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu@nigauri.org>
dv4l (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix build error in some architecture. (Closes: #522344)
- Remove sa_restorer from init_sig function. 
2009-01-28 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu@nigauri.org>
dv4l (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #503748)
* Add "DM-Upload-Allowed: yes" to debian/control

See Also

Package Description
dvb-apps_1.1.1+rev1500-1.2_amd64.deb Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) applications
dvb-tools_1.14.2-1_amd64.deb Collection of command line DVB utilities
dvbackup_0.0.4-9_amd64.deb backup tool using MiniDV camcorders
dvbcut_0.7.2-1_amd64.deb Qt application for cutting parts out of DVB streams
dvblast_3.1-2_amd64.deb Simple and powerful dvb-streaming application
dvbpsi-utils_1.3.2-1_amd64.deb utilities and example programs for libdvbpsi
dvbsnoop_1.4.50-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb DVB / MPEG stream analyzer
dvbstream_0.6+cvs20090621-1build1_amd64.deb Broadcast a DVB Transport stream over a LAN
dvbstreamer_2.1.0-5build1_amd64.deb a console based streamer for DVB/ATSC service(s)
dvbtune_0.5.ds-1.1_amd64.deb Simple tuning application for DVB cards
dvcs-autosync_0.5+nmu1_all.deb Automatically synchronize distributed version control repositories
dvd+rw-tools_7.1-12_amd64.deb DVD+-RW/R tools
dvdauthor_0.7.0-2build1_amd64.deb create DVD-Video file system
dvdbackup_0.4.2-4build1_amd64.deb tool to rip DVD's from the command line
dvdisaster-doc_0.79.5-5_all.deb data loss/scratch/aging protection for CD/DVD media (documentation)