[Wolves] Video Recording via USB on Linux

David Goodwin dg at clocksoft.com
Wed Dec 7 16:21:32 GMT 2005

> There are a number of technical user groups that post audio and video
> from their technical meetings online. As such I'm looking to see whether
> I can utilise my digital camera to recording the Birmingham.pm technical
> meetings.
> However, the only connection I can do from the camera is USB. The xD
> cards only record about 3mins, which is nowhere near long enough to
> properly record a lightning talk, let alone a whole evening. I have seen
> various comments online that this is not the way to go, but nothing
> about how to actually do it and whether there is any software I can use.
> I may be trying the impossible if the camera doesn't support being able 
> to stream to the USB port, but it did say in the manual that it can act 
> like a webcam, so I'm assuming it can.
> I should mention the laptop is running Debian Sarge, that I intend to
> use for this, and the camera is a Fuji FinePix 5100.
> Anyone have links or software recommendations for this sort of thing?

How do you plan to do sound?

Would you be able to open /dev/video[0-9] and dump it to a file that 
could be read afterwards? Could this then be re-encoded?

Yet more questions...

David Goodwin
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