recording from a webcam, cheese, vlc

Ian Malone ibmalone at
Sat Apr 2 23:15:15 UTC 2011

> 2011/3/26 Ian Malone <ibmalone at>
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to record from a webcam and getting terrible performance
>> from Cheese and problematic performance from VLC. Is anyone able to
>> either tell me how to get one of them working properly or suggest
>> another app that will work? Details (hardware at bottom)

On 26 March 2011 15:14, Guohua Tang <tgh728 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Maybe you can try FFmmpeg, see here.

Thanks, with a bit of tweaking I'm able to record with ffmpeg, though
it's a pity this means I can't preview what's being recorded. However
I'm a bit greedy and if I have to use the command line to be able to
do this then I'd also like to figure out how to record synchronised
sound from different sources. Anyone able to suggest how that might be
done? Using sox and piping into ffmpeg doesn't work, video gets out of
sync (also I've got some sox related problem about different rates).


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