[Durham] From viewing to streaming or saving

Richard Mortimer richm at oldelvet.org.uk
Thu Apr 18 16:01:57 UTC 2013

On 18/04/2013 16:46, Dougie Nisbet wrote:
> I finally got a picture from this:
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/EasyCap-DC60-Capture-Adapter-Software/dp/B003QA7MES
Oooh nice. I might have a few uses for one of those.

> on my old laptop running Debian testing, using this line that I pasted
> from the examples on the somagic-capture man page:
> somagic-capture | mplayer -vf yadif,screenshot -demuxer rawvideo
> -rawvideo "pal:format=uyvy:fps=25" -aspect 4:3 -
> Cool. Can I do any more? Stream or save? It seems that the only way  I
> can view anything from the device is by running the somagic-capture
> command. There is no /dev/video device, and any attempts with vlc have
> been fruitless. Can I pipe the mplayer command into ffmpeg? Tried a
> couple of tests but no joy so far.

Try  mplayer -vo help   to list output drivers

maybe   -vo yuv4mpeg     is what you want.

Do let us know how you get on.



> It's quite frustrating finally getting video on screen and then not
> being able to do anything with it.
> Dougie
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