[FFmpeg-user] Grabbing video through the webcam

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at decebal.nl
Sat Jan 14 16:55:20 CET 2012

I upgraded to openSUSE 12.1 and at the moment wxcam does not work
there. I tried cheese, but this does not record audio.

I cam across a command-line for ffmpeg and I use now:
    ffmpeg -y -f oss -i /dev/dsp -f video4linux2 -s 640x480 -i /dev/video0 out.avi

This works reasonable well. Video is not so good, but audio is. Is
there a way to get better video? When I use cheese the video is a lot
better as when I use ffmpeg.

What also would be nice if I could see what I am recording. Is that

What is the ‘right’ way to stop? Now I stop with Ctrl+C, but that does
not give a clear cut.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilwesterhof

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