[FFmpeg-user] Grabbing video through the webcam

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Jan 14 23:27:52 CET 2012

Cecil Westerhof <Cecil <at> decebal.nl> writes:

> >> ffmpeg -y -f oss -i /dev/dsp
> >
> > ...
> >
> >> -acodec libmp3lame -ar 8000 -ab 16k out.avi
> >
> > The audio bitrate is very low, and are you intentionally reducing the audio
> > quality significantly with -ar 8000?
> No not really. I copied this from something I have done before. It
> sounds good enough to me. (But maybe I am easily satisfied.) It is
> only speech, no music or anything else. And it is mono. What would be
> more sane values?

I am not really audiophile either, but I think you should not touch the rate
unless there is a reason to, and I suggest 64k as bitrate, but please try lower

Carl Eugen

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