I’ve been wanting to record my webcam for ages, but never found the right way of doing it, VLC streaming wasn’t brilliant, cheese had lag when recording videos, but I think I’ve found the right solution for me. Only time will tell when I start to record videos for blog posts.
For the recording of the webcam, which happens to be a Microsoft HD cam, I used Kamoso
It appears to be a KDE app, but you can just install it using
yum -y install kamoso
This recorded the video by default to mkv, which is ok, but when I tried to upload to Facebook, it didn’t like the format. So I had to convert it to AVI, ffmpeg to the rescue.
I know there are lots of features available for ffmpeg, but I just ran this
ffmpeg -i video_1.mkv -f avi video.avi
It created the AVI which allowed me to upload to facebook,….result.