Save video stream?

Elliott Chapin echapin at teksavvy.com
Tue Jun 29 22:58:25 UTC 2010


On 06/29/2010 04:41 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> On 29/06/10 16:22, echapin wrote:
>> -----Original message-----
>> From: Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
>> Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:21:13 -0400
>> To: Fedora list users at lists.fedoraproject.org
>> Subject: Save video stream?
>>
>>
>>>       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 192.168.1.52 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?
>>>
>>>       Bob
>>>
>>>       --
>>>
>>
>
> I use dwhelper/downloadhelper with FireFox on F12
>
>
>
>> P.S. Sorry if my reply was not relevant; what I forgot to mention was that dwhelper is a FireFox plugin.
>>
>
>      It may well be relevant since I can display the camera video on Firefox!
>
>      I've downloaded/installed "downloadhelper" but it's use is not
>      obvious to me? It is added in next to the URL window but when I
>      click on that it just offers me a million different video sites?
>
>      If I display a video stream coming from a camera how do I start it
>      saving and where is it saving it? How do I use it. I haven't found
>      anything except "hype" so far!
>
>      Bob
>
>

I was confused at first as well - going to their website helped. At 
least in the case of something online: once a media file is coming in, 
the little icon on the upper task bar goes colour and starts to spin; 
then hit the litte arrow to its right... The file will be saved in full 
to the dwhelper directory. Hopefully this will work - considering you 
can at least display the videos.
-- 
Elliott Chapin
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