It is risingSunday, January 14, 2007 at 7:55 | Posted in linux, video, webcam, youtube | 6 Comments
As you may or may not remember, my Linux Ubuntu system collapsed a week ago as a result of my hopeless efforts to make my webcam act decently. I have been busy all this week installing and configuring software in order to be able to do whatever I want to do with my computer. I have now come to the point where I have all the programs I need more or less working the way they should.
I am happy to say that also the main reason to my problems, my brand new Logitech QuickCam Connect webcam more or less does now what it is supposed to do. While I received some very good advice, for which I am extremely grateful, I was unable to crack the last nut that would have allowed me to record video with Mplayer. However, that very advice helped me enough to understand how I could do it with VLC which is a very good package indeed.
I certainly need quite a lot of practice to improve the quality of my shots but at this point I am happy that I managed to make them at all. However, I am sad to say that YouTube managed to spoil what I did not. I tried to upload two short videos and record one with the on line quick capture feature but all three where totally broken when YouTube finally put them on line.
I did upload the two videos that I recorded locally to my own server. The quality is just slightly worse than on my hard drive. So what I need to do now is learn to use both the devise and software. Need just some more practice and then we shall be talking business. The test videos can be seen here and here.
Oh yes, the collapsed system is rising. In fact, it is already up and running.
Edit: I also tried to upload the shots to Google Video but the result was less than satisfactory. Apparently the uploading services need a better quality than that. Oddly enough, Google’s confirmation mail about a successful upload arrived when I had already deleted the video.