Software :: How To Change Video Recording Format Of Internal Webcam
Oct 24, 2010
I'm having trouble with the webcam that comes installed on the 701SD linux. It records video in .ogg format. Is there a way I can get it to record in another format? Also no websites online will recognize this webcam. They always say there is no webcam installed, but there is one, it's right next to the sound recorder on the play tab
I have a USB webcam connected to a server (dmesg output below). It is currently running Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS server edition. So it has no X, and I don't want to install any. What I am looking for is a command line program to capture video from this webcam and store it. Also, something that can capture just pictures would be nice (but once I have a video file, I know how to get individual pictures from that). A nice plus would be setting this up as a video stream for other computers to stream the video from (to do what they can do with a stream, like view it in real time, capture individual pictures, save it). If setting up a stream makes the capture part easier, I could go for that. This camera works in the cheese GUI program on a desktop. Colors are bad in bright lights, but then, it's a cheap camera.
I prefer the output/stream in a free/libre video format (vp8/webm, ogg/theora, or dirac), but other formats that Linux software exists for (to record and play) can work if the free ones can't be done. Google finds lots of GUI ways to do this (mostly references to cheese). I did find one page that suggests "mencoder". But it doesn't find this webcam. I found a camera stream server called "camserv". It seems to find this camera, but then freezes. When I start camserv, the camera's blue light goes off, but no video is ever delivered from a web page reference. When I stop it, the camera is in an unusable state and has to be unplugged to reset it (so it can be used with "cheese"). So I'm looking for other software.
Code: [1805518.412294] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5 [1805518.955647] 5:3:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x84 [1805518.965047] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio [1805518.978527] Linux video capture interface: v2.00 [1805518.989915] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device VF0380 Live! Cam Optia Pro (041e:4065) [1805518.997000] input: VF0380 Live! Cam Optia Pro as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.0/input/input4 [1805518.997051] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo [1805518.997053] USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)
Any software for Ubuntu that will record video using the built in laptop webcam or a usb webcam. I am looking for something that works by motion detection so it isn't constantly recording. I installed Zoneminder since it was the only thing I could find, but I couldn't get it to work.
Not sure if this is right place or not but i'm looking for some success stories of Cheese and external webcams or built in netbook cameras. Would love to see some actual examples.
Here is the type of behavior I seem to always* get:[URL].. *I have tried 3 different computers, dell 8100 (1.5 ghz p4, 256 ram), ibm thinkcentre (1.4ghz p4, 512 ram), ibm thinkpad t42 (1.7ghz p3, 1gb ram) and several different webcams (2 old logitech cameras, ps3eye, ms lifecam show) running either fedora or ubuntu.
see also this post for some other movies of a system i had similar problems with:[URL].. here is a list of cams that work with skype but i find skype and cheese to be different as it's the RECORD feature that seems to cause the problems. displaying the feed is never too bad, but recording seems to break the feed. [URL].. So i'm looking to know if anybody out there has had success with cheese or another webcam RECORDING program on linux. i'm working on several videobooth [URL]... and would love to permanently ditch my mac for linux but having trouble finding acceptable performance in this area.
I have a dv9000 and the internal webcam is not functional. Since skype is defaulted through "/dev/video0" and not changeable, my usb webcam deosn't appear in skype. However, cheese and webcam studio both use the usb cam. how do I go about booting the internal webcam off of " /dev/video0" to be able to use skype with the usb webcam?
video playback is like I have applied a blueish sepia filter over it. And this is just the playback from totem player or mplayer, and not the playback from ..... (and generally online streaming) - this works just fine. this messy video playback also appears when I use cheese to capture video with my webcam. Note that the preview picture of the video file on nautilus has the natural colours it should have.
at first when I installed the os this particular problem didn't exist, but it came up the time I decided to follow the "comprehensive multimedia guide". So now I have all the pros of following the guide, but this is a major con...
I have a problem with my Video recording without any sound. I have looked into the fixes of the 64bit MMPEG upgrades and gone through what steps I can find to fix the problem, although even after going through the re-compile in konsole, as well as then removing it and trying again using K Package Manager, I still have no Audio with my Video when recording in Cheese.Cheese records the video in ogv format, and I have attempted to convert the ogv file to avi format using VLC. I am able to watch the video in both VLC and Dragon Player... but no sound, just video. I have used Cheese to record video's using Ubuntu 8.10 onwards, but my current Kubuntu 10.04.01 (and when I had 10.04) has no sound in the recordings. I have not changed microphone, and I have checked all my connections. I can hear voice in the speakers through the microphone. I am using on board sound, which I have no other issues with. The error message I get tells me that my MMPEG install lacks the AAC Audio Codec.
I'm looking to run a small, cheaper sort of "video server" that would record video from a Panasonic HDC-SD9 over USB. Does anybody have any idea how I could get this to work? These are basically my questions:
1) What OS is good for just recording, not editing video? CLI or GUI, I don't care. 2) Does anybody know about compatibility of the Linux kernel with the HDC-SD9 over USB?
Details: I would want to record full 1080p/i. I can use any type of Linux-based OS. CLI or GUI. I would be recording for long, uninterrupted periods of time (8-24 hour blocks). I would be using (I think) a 3-4TB RAID 0.
I just picked up a Microsoft LifeCam Cinema usb webcam. I installed cheese & it takes pictures just fine & records video as long as the mic isn't enabled. However, if go to System-Preferences-Sound and change my input to the mic on the webcam cheese will not record video. When I start recording the window goes black & i have to force quit cheese. I tested the mic with Sound Recorder & it works. There's nothing in the cheese preferences to change & i don't know where else to start looking.
I got a new hard drive 2TB for extending the storage. I am working on fedora15 and would like to format the disk as a linux partition and external hard drive. me how to format this disk and partitioning!
just got Fedora 15 up and running and i have a 2nd internal HDD which i want to use for backups only, how do i format it exactly, mount point? file system? I've tried few options but when i try to point at it with Deja Dup i can't access it?
I want to do a screen capture with audio and video. I use Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit.I have now spend about half a day trying various tools, most of which seem to be half finished or abandoned. I have not found any usable docs for any of these.gtk-recordmydesktop and xvidcap will both capture video, but seem unable to capture audio from a microphone. The mic is connected and the sound preferences "input" tab shows the input level jumping up when I speak, so it must be working.
I tried the pulse audio device chooser app to make sure the mic is selected, but the choices for input are DEFAULT and "other", which shows a blank input with no choices.xvidcap multi-frame dialog has dev/dsp pre-selected as the input device, with no other options. It does not work.If I enable audio with gtk-recordmydesktop, it refuses to start and says it cannot open the sound card. There is no apparently no way to do this using the "advanced" dialog which has DEFAULT preselected as the audio input device and no other options. /dev/dsp also fails to start.I spent some time searching google and the forums here, to no avail. So should I give up trying to do this with Linux or is there some obscure method I only need to discover?I prefer xvidcap, since the ogg format output by recordmydesktop seems to be a write-only format.
First up, let me say this post has almost nothing to do with Ubuntu, so you may ask: Then why am I here? I am here because I didn't know where else to turn.
My main problem here is that I would like to be able to record myself playing a video game on my TV, and be able to toss the file onto my computer to edit/upload. I've heard of 'Dazzle' those TV recorder things, but I'm looking for more of a home quickfix.
What I was thinking of doing was hooking up a DVD player to a tv. Then hooking up my wii to the DVD player, to the TV. This way the game would be displayed on channel three. If I were to do this, would I be able to put a blank DVD in the drive, and set it to record channel three? Since channel three will be my game, would it record the video game? I'm sure if it would, it wouldn't be the best quality.
I want to set up a computer just for video and audio recording. Video works fine and audio too; well, as long as I login via gdm. However, I want to use ssh and/or nx to access the computer and to start the recording bash script. The only problem is that audio seems not to be ready when login with ssh or nx since no alsa stuff is loaded/started. I only see pulseaudio directing to null. I have the same problem even when bypassing gdm and login via text terminal. On the other hand, all works fine when login via gdm. It seems that the post process of gdm executes something related to alsa/audio. But, where can I find this? Looked in /etc/gdm already.
I am trying to stream from a webcam to mp4 file with avconv/ffmpeg with the GRBG pixel format. I can find a lot of ffmpeg commands and other stuff on google about a webcam stream to file with ffmpeg, but none of them use GRBG pixel format and are working for me ...
I have never tried something like this before
Output of v4l2-ctl --list-formats-ext: Code: Select allioctl: VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT Index : 0 Type : Video Capture Pixel Format: 'GRBG' Name : GRBG Size: Discrete 162x120 Size: Discrete 324x240
Can I run this camera: Quote: Bus 001 Device 007: ID 046d:0809 Logitech, Inc as something other than a UVC driven camera? It appears that UVC in 640x480 format is only available at 15 fps. I need to record at fps=30. So I can splice into existing video.
echo "Recording. Ctrl-C or close window to stop" Is there a driver other than 'v4l2' I can use that will give me 30 frames per second?
I'm about to go buy a video capture card this week and was wondering if there's one that's easy to setup in Ubuntu or (ideally) has some official open source drivers available. I'm planning on recording videogame footage and the like from my consoles to edit on kdenlive and upload it to ..... (why? Cuz it can be done. =P). So I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendation before I order one. I'm only interested in SD resolution for the time being.
I know that we can use xvidcap or istanbul etc to record our screen casts.. but is there any software in linux which can record incoming gmail/skype voice calls??. maybe incoming gmail/skype video calls with sound also?. I dont need to record my input sound, but the incoming sound?
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Toshiba Satellite A215 with a USB Toshiba webcam (PA3554U-1CAM). The camera works but the image is upside down in both skype and cheese. I have been looking through some other threads and none of their solutions work. All of my librarys are up to date as far as i know.