[CentOS] utility to find which /dev/videoX

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 06:21:12 UTC 2008

Not sure this helps b/c maybe u need a non human interactive method.

mplayer /dev/video0

lsusb -v

On 12/15/08, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 19:32 -0500, Jerry Geis wrote:
>> is there a utility or SOME method to
>> determine which /dev/videoX (like /dev/video0 or /dev/video1)
>> is being used by a device???
>> Example I have a USB camera and a USB TV module
>> how do I determine which device is on /dev/video0 and which is on
>> /dev/video1
>> I have seen perhaps a way in dmesg but I am looking for the
>> BEST way and the correct way.
> Look under /sys/class/video4linux.
> --
> Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet at gmail.com>
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