I've got a few camera's for use in Zoneminder. But they tend to switch places upon boot. One tiem camera a will get /dev/video0, the other time it will be /dev/video1.
Is there a way to set these filenames, to make them permanent?
Yes, it is possible, with the help of udev rules. See /etc/udev/rules.d (in Debian based distros).
Basically, you can bind the device to a name using vendor and other information available on the device via USB interface.
If you have a small number of known cameras, the best approach for writing a
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