Time to time I do some superficial research on the topic and I end up with something like this:
- router hardware has no hardware support for it "by nature", go for *pi
- better stick with MJPEG
- combine logitech c920 and ffmpeg (with stability issues?)
So unless I want to plunge into the *pi world (okay, I want but don't have enough time), I should follow the "webcam on steroids" path.
Here the obvious choice is the logitech c920/925/930 line, but it is definitely not a budget solution, which is part of the "openwrt philosophy" in my eyes. Well, strictly speaking such a webcam costs still a fraction of the price of a better router, but you know what I mean.
On the other hand there is a shtload of chinese action cams and also those spying pan-tilt types too with comparable capabilities (ehm... and comparable price tag too, recently?). But no dedicated h.264 webcams in the last 5-8 years.
Why? Or did I just miss something? Or it has its logical reason? But if there is a reason then why do those logitech webcams still exist? I'm confused.
So, do you have anything to add to this interesting topic?