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How To Setup Video Streaming With A RaspberryPi

This tutorial will show how to stream Video via Raspicam to a web browser using a Raspberry Pi and the UV4L driver.


Step 1: Material

– Raspberry Pi or Odroid-W Running Raspbian

– Raspicam

– Router

– Ethernet Cable


Step 2: Enable Raspicam

Before starting to configure the Raspberry, you’ll need to enable the Raspicam CSI port and expand the root filesystem.

First, connect the Raspicam and the Raspberry to a router using an Ethernet cable.

Then, power the Raspberry

Open the terminal and run:

$sudo raspi-config

Select “Enable Camera” and then “Enable”

Select “Expand Filesystem”


Step 3: Installing Raspicam driver

To install the uv4l driver, open the terminal and run the following commands:

$ wget && sudo apt-key add ./lrkey.asc

Add the following line to the file /etc/apt/sources.list :

$sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

deb wheezy main

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

$ sudo apt-get install uv4l uv4l-raspicam

$ sudo apt-get install uv4l-raspicam-extras

$ sudo apt-get install uv4l-server

$ sudo apt-get install uv4l-uvc

$ sudo apt-get install uv4l-xscreen

$ sudo apt-get install uv4l-mjpegstream

$ sudo reboot



Step 4: Start the streaming server

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

$sudo pkill uv4l (Optional)

$sudo uv4l -nopreview –auto-video_nr –driver raspicam –encoding mjpeg –width 640 –height 480 –framerate 20 –server-option ‘–port=9090’ –server-option ‘–max-queued-connections=30’ –server-option ‘–max-streams=25’ –server-option ‘–max-threads=29’


The –port=9090 is the local IP port. You can use any port you like.

The –max-streams=25 is the maximum simultaneous streams.


Step 5: Find Raspberry Pi local IP Address

Open the terminal and run:


Check and write down the inet addr at eth0


Step 6: Configure your router

– Open a Web browser

– Type your router ip address ( ).

– Router login. If you’re using Linksys router, the user and pass could be “admin”

– Port forward your Raspberry Pi IP address.

If your using Linksys router:

– Click “Application&Gamming” Tab

– Click “Simple Port Forwarding” Tab

– Configure the following parameters:

External Port: 9090 (Public IP port to reach your Raspberry stream)

*Make sure your choosen port is Open with If it’s not, call your internet provider to open the port.

Internal Port: 9090 (Raspberry Pi streaming port)

Protocol: Both

To IP Address: (Your local Raspberry Pi IP Address)

Enabled: checked


How to find your router IP address:…

Port Forwarding:…


Step 7: Final Test

To see the streaming follow the next steps:

– Open a browser

– Type your public IP follow by the external/public port (http://Your public IP:9090/stream)


Credit to  over at instructables.

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