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greetings,

i have run into same problem as a friend who bought a logitech c310
webcam. he told me about them being on sale, so i decided to buy one also.

the 2 webcam programs that i have installed from repos are ‘camorama’
and ‘cheese’.

both work well for single photos, but i can not get ‘cheese’ to make smooth, continuous video recording. what is recorded is a jerky motion for a few seconds, pause, short record, pause, repeatedly. sometimes, nothing is recorded.

i have run several web searches on ‘cheese’, and tried various solutions, to various similar problems, but have not found any to cure problem i am having.

system is an hp x86_64 w/ 2.8GiB memory KDE 4.3.4
]$ cat /etc/CentOS-release CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
]$ uname -a
2.6.32-431.29.2.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Sep 9 21:36:05 UTC 2014 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
]$ cheese –version Cheese 2.28.1

i need to make a video for legal purposes this weekend, so any and all suggestions and recommendations greatly appreciated.

tia.

15 thoughts on - Webcam Program For Continuous Recording.

  • are you sure the camera is plugged into a USB 2.0 port? if its in a USB
    1.x only port, it won’t have adequate bandwidth for video recording.

  • chris,

    thanks for link. i was late checking it, which i just finished.

    that link is for oos. i am running CentOS 6.5.

    seems that all software i found at gofree is for oos. at least from searching that i did. even tho linux is mentioned in description text, no downloads show linux.

    i did find a link at gofree.com that lead to videolan.org, which lead to rpm.pbone.net, where i found binary rpms for fedora and other os’s, but none for CentOS.

    so, it looks like if i want vlc for CentOS, i will have to try compile source. not looking forward to such right now.

    also, please excuse delay in reply. i had surgery this morning and i crashed after i got back home.

  • the problem is, VLC steps all over a bunch of patents for various media formats, like mp3, mp4, which are heavily constrained by patents….
    players are supposed to pay royalties, so legitimate US business at least can’t distribute working binaries of free opensource implementations.

    I did find CentOS6 rpm’s for VLC at rpmforge, but that repository is now considered dead, and no longer updated, and in fact these binaries were
    3-4 years old.

  • Fred, John,

    < <>>>>
    >> so, it looks like if i want vlc for CentOS, i will have to try
    >> compile source. not looking forward to such right now.
    >
    > the problem is, VLC steps all over a bunch of patents for various
    > media formats, like mp3, mp4, which are heavily constrained by
    > patents…. players are supposed to pay royalties, so legitimate US
    > business at least can’t distribute working binaries of free
    > opensource implementations.
    >
    > I did find CentOS6 rpm’s for VLC at rpmforge, but that repository is
    > now considered dead, and no longer updated, and in fact these
    > binaries were 3-4 years old.

    thank you for replies.

    i did not _look_ at rpmforge, but i did enable it, along with a bunch of other repos in yumex.

    when i ran search, nothing came back.

    so, ‘dead is, as dead does’. :-D

  • i also enabled nux in yumex, but it did not show up. will try again.

    if it does not show, i will go direct to nux and look for it.

    thank you for reply.

  • I’m emailing G offlist, since once *again* that idiot nixspam is screwing me over….

    g wrote:
    At work, the std. package motion works quite well (esp. once we bought cards and BNC-connected cameras, instead of really cheap 10-yr-old USB
    webcams….)

    It uses ffmpeg and non-free to record as mp3, or avi.

    mark
    mark

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