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X96 Design
August 21st, 2009, 10:06 PM
Hi There,

I want to set up a "security" camera using my webcam, but I want to make sure I don't run out of space for the video.

I have a 640 GB external HD, and want to tell Cheese Webcam Booth to record the file into a directory on my External HD.

Is there any way to do this? If not, is there any other program which can?

Thanks a lot!

// X96 \\

November 7th, 2009, 12:26 PM
See 4.2. GConf settings (http://library.gnome.org/users/cheese/stable/setting-up.html.en)

It's possible to define where Cheese stores the captured media (photos and videos). These settings are stored in GConf. You can change the settings with the gconf-editor, application. There you have to select /apps/cheese in the tree on the left. Then you can set the video_path and photo_path to the location you prefer. There you can also set other parameters for Cheese, but you should use the preferences dialog for a controlled access.

X96 Design
November 7th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Thank You!

// X96 \\

May 17th, 2012, 10:45 AM
It seems that cheese is no longer mananed by gconf-editor in Ubuntu 12.04.

May 17th, 2012, 11:01 AM
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