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    Question Cheese Alternative?

    Hello again!

    I've got a webcam problem. Well, actually it's a software problem.

    See, I use youtube regularly, but I can't record videos on my laptop. Everyone I've asked says that cheese is by far the best software available for linux users, but it saves in an unusable format: ogv, or ogg, or something in a "theora" codec. I have read in multiple places that a cheese software glitch makes it impossible to reformat video files recorded in cheese, and have been unsuccessful thus far.

    Is there an alternative webcam application that will record video in a usable format? In the software center it says that wxcam is not available for my computer.

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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by maryalesia View Post
    Hello again!

    I've got a webcam problem. Well, actually it's a software problem.

    See, I use youtube regularly, but I can't record videos on my laptop. Everyone I've asked says that cheese is by far the best software available for linux users, but it saves in an unusable format: ogv, or ogg, or something in a "theora" codec. I have read in multiple places that a cheese software glitch makes it impossible to reformat video files recorded in cheese, and have been unsuccessful thus far.

    Is there an alternative webcam application that will record video in a usable format? In the software center it says that wxcam is not available for my computer.
    Chese really is the best webcam app available for Linux, even though it only outputs in stuff like ogv. If you want your video in a usable format, you can open your video in Pitivi video editor and export it to a format usable by YouTube. This takes a little bit of time, but it works.

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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_IronFist View Post
    Chese really is the best webcam app available for Linux, even though it only outputs in stuff like ogv. If you want your video in a usable format, you can open your video in Pitivi video editor and export it to a format usable by YouTube. This takes a little bit of time, but it works.
    I've tried, but it never loads. As in, I can leave it for an hour and come back and nada. The application doesn't freeze, it's just that nothing happens.

    How long does it take when you use it?

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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_IronFist View Post
    Chese really is the best webcam app available for Linux, even though it only outputs in stuff like ogv. If you want your video in a usable format, you can open your video in Pitivi video editor and export it to a format usable by YouTube. This takes a little bit of time, but it works.
    Huh?? If it outputs files in unusable formats how is it the best??

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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    .ogv and .ogg are Free and Open source media codecs. If you wish to convert the files to the more common .mp3, .mp4 or .avi, you can use WinFF, which is probably the best program for this purpose.
    The above post definitely does not contain any sarcasm at all.

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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    i like wxcam my self

    read and install all the page tells you to

    http://wxcam.sourceforge.net/

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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerenept View Post
    .ogv and .ogg are Free and Open source media codecs. If you wish to convert the files to the more common .mp3, .mp4 or .avi, you can use WinFF, which is probably the best program for this purpose.
    This is true, but there's a bug in Cheese that prevents many converters from being able to handle files it saves. The formats themselves are fine.

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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post
    Huh?? If it outputs files in unusable formats how is it the best??
    Unusable when attempting to upload to Youtube I think is the point. They are usable files elsewhere.

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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Unusable when attempting to upload to Youtube I think is the point. They are usable files elsewhere.
    Only VLC reliably can play the files back. Some of the files won't even play in any of the other media players I have.
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    Re: Cheese Alternative?

    cheese and vlc make the same ogg files for me
    wxcam makes avi file type
    but its only for 32 bit not 64 they need to work to get it installed

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