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This takes a picture (with the web cam) every 5 minutes, and send the picture to your e-mail.
Some systems support
mail -a "References: "
so that all video surveillance emails are grouped in a single email thread.
To keep your inbox clean, it is still possible to filter and move to trash video surveillance emails (and restore these emails only if you really get robbed!)
Take a picture from your webcam and save it to a jpeg.
A very slightly modified version of MarxBro's command.
This command takes a 1280x1024 p picture from the webcam.
If prefer it smaller, try changing the -s parameter: qqvga is the tiniest, vga is 640x480, svga is 800x600 and so on.
Get your smile on and press enter! :)
Is a simple script for video streaming a movie
When recording screencast some people like to have the image from their webcam, so the can show something, that can't be seen on the desktop. So starting mplayer with these parameters you will have a window with no frames, borders whatsoever, and selecting the window a hitting the "F" key you will bring it in fullscreen. if you want to position the frame somewhere else, you could play with the --geomeptry option where 100%:100% mean bottom right corner. The HEIGHT and WIDTH can't be changed as you like, since the most webcams support specified dimensions, so you would have to play with it to see what is supported
This directly puts the "mirror" into fullscreen, and lets you take photos by pressing the 's' key. I bet appearance conscious people will have keyboard shortcut for this command by now.
Open a window that displays camera capture.
Framerate, width and height may be changed to match your needs.
Record audio to MP3 stream and video to MPEG-4 stream from webcam to AVI file using mencoder. Gives floating point exception in some mencoder versions.
View webcam output using mplayer, with correct fps and outfmt settings according to my webcam model.
Record from a webcam, audio using ALSA encoded as MP3, video as MPEG-4.
The option -an disables audio recording, -f forces the use of video4linux for the input, -s sets the video to the size 320x240, -b sets the recording bitrate, -r sets the frame rate to 15fps, -i gives the input device, -vcodec sets the output format.
Press Q to stop recording or you can specify the recording time with the -t option like -t 00:1:30
search the newest *.jpg in the directory an make a copy to newest.jpg. Just change the extension to search other files. This is usefull eg. if your webcam saves all pictures in a folder and you like the put the last one on your homepage. This works even in a directory with 10000 pictures.