[FFmpeg-user] Newbie question: Can FFMPEG grab frames from webcam?

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 02:15:50 CEST 2011

> taking a high res jpg
> image, utilizing the (gag) Microsoft lifecam software that the camera came
> with.

I believe ffmpeg can take input from directshow capture devices

$ ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="USB2.0_Camera":audio="Microphone (USB
Audio Device)" output.mkv


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