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.