Thanks for the reply. I found the indi-webcam in AstroRoot/indi/3rdparty and followed your instructions on the indi-webcam link I posted earlier. I had to install some other libraries for FFMPEG. libavcodec-dev and libavdevice-dev.
That seemed to do the trick and I was able to make and install indi-webcam.
Managed to get a profile in ekos with indi-webcam and see a stream from my cam so I am on my way. But man is it ever complicated.
Quite a steep learning curve, there is so much in it.
lol, I just reread the page and see that you are the author rlancaste.
Quick question about ekos. I did a search and found info on webcam drivers at
but it suggests using apt-add-repository to download the drivers which don't seem to be available for pi4. any advice?
I tried again with your latest script and I believe i have had a lot more luck this time. Thanks hugely for the script @rlancaste. I now have Kstars, phd2 and Indi Web Manager executables on my desktop.
I am a complete newb to this game having just bought a Celestron 8se with wedge and Skyportal. I am also new to astro on the Pi as I have been using SkySafari 6 on my ipad for control/guiding. I am currently experimenting with focusers and have built a couple of variations of myfocusPro with wifi and also purchased a (cheap) 1080 web camera and I am looking at trying to do the video capture on the pi and perhaps even control my focuser (is it possible to auto align with a camera with pi astro sw?).
Do I need to install anything else for video capture? Will the pi4 be fast enough to capture 30fps at 1080? I tried sharpcap on my very fast desktop and no problem but on my dual core atom laptop I was hoping to use, I was barely getting 4 or 5 fps at 1080.
@RLANCASTE Is your script ready for use? Only I have tried to use it on my Pi4 2G and am getting a lot of errors.
I used the official Rasbian with desktop (not the version with added software). Is that the correct starting point?