From the 3/5/13 dev call. Dom mentioned that he tried lots of libraries and the beagle could not keep up with any of them. I do see that the beagle is often running 60% cpu with just node and mjpegstreamer running. Folks talked about finding a camera with h.264 on chip built in. I like that idea. I also wanted to mention that the key to the Beagle is using the DSP for all encoding type features. This is a post of a group using GStreamer and the DSP to stream video that others may have already seen.
Have we already investigated going this direction? If I understand correctly, we have to compile linux with support for the DSP and then link in the TI libraries to the build of GStreamer or similar libraries to pass processing to the DSP.