Video Capture

Hi,

I am investigating a video capture system, and was wondering if anyone
has successful connected a USB camera and created a H.254 file or a
Theora file. If so please let me know what hardware and software you
used.

Thanks,
Neel

Sorry I miss typed.. it should say H.264 below.

Hi,

u can try mplayer or ffmpeg to capture from v4l2, if your usb webcam supports v4l2.

Thanks and Regards,
HarishKumar.V

Hi Harish

Have you tried running mplayer for webcam capture?
Can I know the options you used?

Thanks
Vishnudas

I haven't tried this yet. I looked at the docs on mplayer at
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/index.html and found some info
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/streaming.html on capturing a
streaming video from an http:// url and pipe, but don't know how to do
it yet with a webcam.

Let me know if you do know how to capture from a usb web cam.

Regards,
Neel

Did you try the -dumpX arguments with your webcam? They may work for
more than network streaming.

Hi,

http://brainwagon.org/2007/01/16/viewing-a-v4l-webcam-with-mplayer/

http://brightedges.blogspot.com/2008/06/webcam-and-mplayer.html