Save video stream?

Mike Wright mike.wright at
Tue Jun 29 16:06:56 UTC 2010

Bob Goodwin wrote:
>     I have some video cameras, so called internet cameras actually. I
>     have one looking out at a horse pasture and would like to be able to
>     save a video clip.
>     Google brings up schemes for saving YouTube, etc., videos from /tmp
>     but I don't see any such files being created by these cameras.
>     I simply address them with a browser at for instance,
>     actually using the command/URL http://cam2/mjpg/video.mjpg, usually
>     with Opera because it seems to work "better" but Firefox does
>     provide a usable image too.
>     How can I save a short clip to a file, preferably using software
>     provided with F-13?

Hi Bob,

vlc may do the trick.  It can stream to/from files, cd/dvd, network, and 
capture devices.

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