[FFmpeg-user] resolution problem with recording from webcam

Andrey Utkin andrey.krieger.utkin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 14:04:26 CET 2012

2012/3/23 Jeff L <jeffreylaut at gmail.com>:
> I am trying to record webcam (logitech pro 9000) video using ffmpeg... If I
> use cheese, the webcam will record at whatever resolution I tell it to.

What is cheese?

> If I use the following command;
> ffmpeg -t 10 -f video4linux2 -s 1280x720 -r 9 -i /dev/video0 -an webcam.avi

Why do you have _two_ inputs?
Why do you set explicitly the resolution?

> The webcam will record, and I'll have a video that is 1280x720 in size, but
> the quality is crap. It looks like it is just stretching a low resolution
> image to be 1280x720. Recording with cheese it looks great. I can't seem to
> figure out why.
> Any ideas?

Stick with single video input, and use "-c copy".

Andrey Utkin

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