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  1. #1

    Web Cam: How to get working


    Using Crunchbang Linux
    I have tried using a couple of programs: canorama, and cheese, but couldn't get them to work. Cheese just flashed, and wouldn't stay open. What do I need to get these running?

    Thanks

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    You could try avconv to test it:
    Code:
    avconv -f alsa -i hw:0,0,0 -f video4linux2 -s 320x240 -i /dev/video0 out.mpg

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    I can't find avconf in the repository or trying to enter it on the command line. Where do I get it?
    Crunchbang uses Pulse Audio.

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    It's avconv not avconf.

    It's in libav-tools.

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    Thanks I got it to work, but I used -i /dev/video1 out.mpg
    How would I configure /Cheese or Camorama to open? I can't see a config file in my home directory.

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    I have had good results with VLC using my webcam.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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