[Gllug] Camcorders

Lucian @ lastdot.org lucian at lastdot.org
Mon Dec 7 21:32:21 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 6:55 PM, John G Walker
<johngeoffreywalker at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Dec 2009 10:17:42 +0000 - Tethys <tethys at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not aware of any that are truly Linux friendly. They all seem to
>> record in encumbered formats. This isn't entirely surprising, but it
>> does mean that to play back on CentOS, you'll need to install
>> something like mplayer or find a gstreamer plugin to handle the
>> appropriate audio and video codecs.
> I have a Sony HandyCam which records in mpg format and looks like an
> external disk to my SuSE PC. I thought that's what they all did these
> days.
> I'm fine with this camcorder, but I daresay there are others which are
> equally good and there may be better value for money out there. I'm not
> an expert and I haven't fully investigated. I just bought the best one
> that seemed to be on offer when I went looking for one,
> --
>  All the best,
>  John
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Thanks guys for all your replies, they will be taken into account. I
will let you know if and what purchase I make :-)
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