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UVIDEO(4) Device Drivers Manual UVIDEO(4)

USB video devices

uvideo* at uhub?
video* at uvideo?

The uvideo driver supports a range of USB Video Class (UVC) devices including webcams, camcorders and other cameras. UVC is a generic specification and many USB video devices follow it. The following models are known to work:

If the uvideo device attaches successfully, it will attach the video(4) driver to provide higher-level access.

The driver needs a set of firmware for some devices which are loaded when a device gets attached:


A prepackaged version of the firmware, designed to be used with pkg_add(1), can be found at:

intro(4), usb(4), video(4)

The uvideo driver first appeared in OpenBSD 4.4.
June 9, 2011 OpenBSD-5.1