Pimp my webcam (stream) project
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#!/usr/bin/env python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""
getvirtualvideo.py
Pick 1st virtual video port
History:
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09.05.20/KQ Initial version
27.05.20/KQ Variable naming corrected
"""
import sys
# Some argument scanning for start
if len(sys.argv) > 1:
basename = sys.argv[1]
else:
basename = "videolist"
with open(basename + "1.txt") as l1:
r1 = l1.read()
with open(basename + "2.txt") as l1:
r2 = l1.read()
r3 = r2.replace(r1, "") # Skip previously existing entries ...
if len(r3) > 10:
r4 = r3[0:11] # /dev/video? (Att.: Single digit cam# only!)
print(r4) # Use output '/dev/video?'
else: # Will (& shall) fail
print("/dev/videoUnknown")