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A pure-python framegrabber for Windows

Overview implements a framegrabber inteface for Windows Video Capture devices.

Status and License is a port of the VideoCapture module in pure Python using ctypes and comtypes. is maintained by Jason R. Coombs. It is licensed under an MIT-style permissive license. is designed to run on Python 2.7+, including Python 3, and including 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Python.


You can install it with easy_install or pip install depends on several libraries including Pillow and comtypes. If the package is installed using setuptools or pip, those dependencies should be installed automatically.

Usage includes a console script “save-frame”, which locates the first video capture device and saves a single frame to disk as “test.jpg”. The command may also be invoked thus:

python -m

This example usage can be seen in the function

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