Record a webcam output into a video file.

ffmpeg -an -f video4linux -s 320x240 -b 800k -r 15 -i /dev/v4l/video0 -vcodec mpeg4 myvideo.avi
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

By: dcabanis
2009-06-19 17:41:43

What Others Think

Too Linux-specific.. :-/ Belongs in or something.
rae · 673 weeks and 3 days ago
rae, does the command not run from the command line or is it just to open sourced for the Steve Job's clones all carrying their over priced closed system mac bookys? The sites title is; commandlinefu and not maccommandlinefu. Here is a command: ipconfig /all just for ya. Have a good day. dcabanis right on and thanks for that one!
hellspawn · 673 weeks and 3 days ago
Even if it's just pretend significant assistance
yeoyeo · 39 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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