I was following this installation guide and it works perfectly for setting up Octoprint:
However, non of the tutorials I found works for setting up the webcam.
In case of this tutorial the problem starts with the packet "libjpeg62-turbo-dev" not being available in Ubuntu (20.04)
I have followed tons of other tutorials, directly from jacksonliam's github page, and several other resources, but neither of them works for different reasons.
Would it be possible to create a dedicated manual?
If you are familiar with linux and building from source, I'd recommend switching to uStreamer instead. Even if not, I'd still recommend giving a try at this point since you are already having to try various things to get mjpg-streamer going...
It should be a bit more straightforward to build and get running, although the command line parameters will be a bit different (just check the docs).
I'll give it a try. No harm doing so, since I'm anyway working on a VM which I always reset.
But isn't there any option which works with Ubuntu's packet manager?
I'm not too familiar with building from scratch, but as much as I know this means it will never get updated automatically when I do "apt-get upgrade" and also might stop working as other libraries will be updated. Is that right?
I have not been able to get camera streams with ustreamer to work with VirtualBox VMs. I haven't looked into it closely, but it seems that the device is constantly being reset (works fine outside of a VM, BTW).