Raspberry Pi Video Streaming

This instructable will show how to stream a Raspicam to a web using a Raspberry Pi and the UV4L driver.

Step 1: Material

– Raspberry Pi or Odroid-W Running Raspbian

– Raspicam

– Router

– Ethernet CableRaspberry Pi Video Streaming

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 http://www.linux-projects.org/listing/uv4l_repo/lrkey.asc && sudo apt-key add ./lrkey.asc

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

$sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://www.linux-projects.org/listing/uv4l_repo/raspbian/ 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

Raspberry Pi Video Streaming schematic

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.

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