[FFmpeg-user] newbie question

James Darnley james.darnley at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 22:46:41 CEST 2012

On 2012-08-30 15:36, Russell Layberry wrote:
> I'm running a webcam from ffmpeg using
> ffmpeg -f oss -i /dev/dsp -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 /tmp/out.mpg
> which works fine.  That is the only relevant example from the man page.
>  What would I run if I want to save lossless video only?

Use a lossless encoder such as huffyuv, ffhuff, ffv1, libx264 and -qp 0,

If you merely want good quality, try adding -qscale 2 before the output

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