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streamer - Man Page

record audio and/or video


streamer [ options ]


streamer reads audio and/or video data from /dev/video0 and /dev/dsp and writes the data to the disk.  Various output formats are supported. Start streamer with '-h' for a list of options and supported output formats.

streamer will use the file extention of the output file name to figure which format to use.  You need the -f/-F options only if the extention allows more than one format.  If you get the "neither audio nor video format specified/found" message and don't know why, you can enable the debug output (-d switch) to see what is going on.

You can safely stop the recording at any time with Ctrl+C.  streamer will catch the signal and stop recording correctly (i.e. write movie file headers) before exiting.


streamer -o foobar.jpeg

write a single jpeg file.

streamer -o quicktime.mov -f yuv2 -F stereo -r 12 -t 0:10

record a short quicktime movie.

See Also

xawtv(1), v4lctl(1)


Gerd Knorr <kraxel@bytesex.org>

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