Reccoding video for security application

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Thu Feb 14 02:27:10 PST 2008

On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:53:09 +0700 (ICT)
Olivier Nicole <on at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a small system build around FreeBSD 6.3 that detects when the
> door is open (I dismatled a mouse and use the mouse button as switch
> to detect the door opening).
> I have a bktr848 video capture card in the machine and I would like to
> reccord video and save it in a decent format (something that could
> easily be played on most movie player on Windows and X, xvid, mpeg,
> etc.) in the full 640x480 resolution.
> I have been playing around with fxtv and dtv and transcode and...

	Try ffmpeg - I used it as a VCR for a long time, mencoder should
also work well and provides the very low CPU option of using nuv
(Nuppelvideo) format recording.

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