[FFmpeg-user] Record Webcam To a Different File Every Hour

me at renecalles.de me at renecalles.de
Fri Apr 12 19:08:51 CEST 2013

Hi Özen,

two options are coming in my mind for this topic:

1) If you're on linux use a cronjob every hour and your command could 
look like ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -r 25 -s 640x480 -i /dev/video0 -t 3599 

2) Make use of the segmenter included in FFmpeg. But i'm not shure such 
long segments are supported and you might need to choose antoher format 
such as MP4/MPEG-TS as output.

Both options are not tested but this is where i would start testing.

Best Regards,

Am 2013-04-12 15:46, schrieb özen özkaya:
> Hi,
> I want to record my webcam video to a different file every hour
> automatically. Does ffmpeg has this functionality?
> Here below you can see my current save command:
> ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -r 25 -s 640x480 -i /dev/video0 out.avi
> I want to get output files like out_1.avi to out_24.avi
> Does ffmpeg has such a property?
> Best Regards.

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