Open-source dashcam software

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I was wondering whether there's any dashcam software (similar to Registrator Viewer) that's open-source? I'm always a bit hesitant to use proprietary software if an open-source equivalent exists. I'm a developer, so it's useful to be able for me to add new features myself

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I was wondering whether there's any dashcam software (similar to Registrator Viewer) that's open-source? I'm always a bit hesitant to use proprietary software if an open-source equivalent exists.

Thanks!
First off I haven't started using any editor yet! I run a Linux version called Ubuntu 16.04 and have been looking at the available editors through searches on the Internet and various forums. The best thing I could come up with was "Kdenlive" it was always mentioned when the best Linux video editors was used as a search criteria. I haven't started playing with it so can't answer any questions about it yet.
Their were a couple others that seemed OK but when I investigated them more something usually seemed to be lacking. Sorry I can't be of more help, just letting you know what conclusion I came to.

Good luck and I'll be watching your post, maybe we will both learn something new. By open source if you are interested in Linux, their is a forum called linuxquestions.org that is probably the best on the Internet, free and extremely helpful to those needing help.

Another great place to find out things:
https://launchpad.net/openshot-project
 
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I'm mainly looking for something that shows GPS data, like Registrator Viewer does.

By open source if you are interested in Linux, their is a forum called linuxquestions.org that is probably the best on the Internet, free and extremely helpful to those needing help.
I'm already a pretty active open-source contributor :)
 

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I was wondering whether there's any dashcam software (similar to Registrator Viewer) that's open-source? I'm always a bit hesitant to use proprietary software if an open-source equivalent exists. I'm a developer, so it's useful to be able for me to add new features myself

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If you want the GPS / google earth map I have found nothing. A straight editor that will play your video is Shotcut. Not much video quality loss.
 

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LInux user here. Using a Nextbase 312GW.

My camera came with a WIndoze program "DATAKAM PLAYER.exe " which half works under Wine. The only thing it did that was useful to me was to extract the gpx track from the video *.MOV files.

I found that all the usual linux video players worked well with the video files: vlc, mplayer and mpv among others. I nearly always use mpv which is very fast and flexible, but I think that others are also good.

That left the problem of extracting the gpx tracks without the pain of DATAKAM.
Fortunately, there is an excellent opensource go program called sggps which has been mentioned elsewhere on this forum. Find it at github.com/kbsriram/dcutils/go/cmd/sggps
It is excellent although "barebones".

Although I haven't wanted to edit any of the video, I guess openshot would do the job.

My main use for the dashcam is actually for editing Openstreetmap,
www.openstreetmap.org/. mpv and sggps does all that I need for that.

If I want to view a track on a proper opensource (excellent) map, I usually just use the OSM josm editor, but viking is probably a simpler option if you are not an OSM contributor. There are a myriad of other gps tools available under linux.
 

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An addendum: I have just discovered that sggps no longer works with the latest firmware on my Nextbase 312GW. It would seem that the format of the *.MOV files must have changed. I guess that I need to start hacking - unless someone here knows what has happened.
 

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For those comfortable working on the command line, ffmpeg is nifty program. I have several uploads to youtube using ffmpeg without touching Kdenlive or other editors. I have also written several script files that use ffmpeg. Its available in Windoze, Linux and MacOs.
 
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For those comfortable working on the command line, ffmpeg is nifty program. I have several uploads to youtube using ffmpeg without touching Kdenlive or other editors. I have also written several script files that use ffmpeg. Its available in Windoze, Linux and MacOs.
That's what I'm using. I'm slowly but surely building an open source webcam. ffmpeg is there for recording and encoding video. I'm also playing around with open source GPX trackers and then tying it all together with shell scripts. Hopefully I'll be debuting my proof of concept soon.
 
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