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I want to set up video capture using my webcam, and then record it to a .avi or .mpg file for future viewing. i have a Logitech CLickSmart 510, which ...
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    I want to set up video capture using my webcam, and then record it to a .avi or .mpg file for future viewing.
    i have a Logitech CLickSmart 510, which i got to work using the spca50x module. I am using palantir to output it to my server, but that doesnt have recording support .
    i looked around on google and found here: http://tinyurl.com/89rx2 about some program called ffmpeg. i do:
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    bash-2.05b# ffmpeg -vd /dev/video0
    with /dev/video0 being my webcam, and it gives me:
    Code:
    Could not find video grab device
    i've also looked at xawtv but:
    Code:
    bash-2.05b# xawtv -c /dev/video0  
    This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.12-gentoo-r10)
    /dev/video0 [v4l]: no overlay support
    v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
    Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-ledfixed-medium-r-*--39-*-*-*-c-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
    it looks like they cant find my webcam, but its weird because palantir sees it fine.
    The modules are loaded fine, no other video program is running, its all connected just peachy.

    Any ideas / suggestions / help would be appreciated!
    -tuxxman

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    Re: video recording from webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by tuxxman
    I want to set up video capture using my webcam, and then record it to a .avi or .mpg file for future viewing.
    [snipped]
    Any ideas / suggestions / help would be appreciated!
    This is rather advanced. If you don't get a good response here, a couple good forums dedicated to Linux multimedia are:

    Doom9
    http://forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=63

    VideoHelp
    http://www.videohelp.comforum-19.html

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