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Friday, October 10, 2014

Playing and recording webcam streams

4MLinux 10.0 (and later) includes an improved support for webcams, which makes it possible to play/record video streams from your device.

If you are going to use your webcam with Skype, you may also have a look at this post.

1) Open your terminal and execute the "webcam" command:

2) Let's try to play (with "webcam play"):

3) Time to record something (with "webcam record"):

The only proper way to stop recording is pressing "q". Any other method may hang your system!

4) The output file can be found in the Videos directory: