Ubuntu videos via Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000

So.. I have a Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 USB device, and a powerful desire to capture brief videos with it.

After some web trawling and fiddling, I have an answer that works for my setup. First, I need MEncode. Easy enough:


# sudo apt-get install mencode

Then, to suit the various device mount points and camera resolution, I need this command:


# mencoder tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=1600:height=1200:device=/dev/video0:forceaudio:adevice=/dev/audio1 -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=64:mode=3 -o ~/Videos/webcam.avi

And wallah, video on demand:

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

Record well, and prosper.

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