Webcam capture program.
- 2010-10-17 - 2.30.1 on Unity Linux 2010.1 32bit
- 2009-07-19 - 2.26.3 on Unity Linux 0.99 alpha 1
(date not recorded) - 2.25.4 on (distribution not recorded)
- (date not recorded) - 2.24.2 on PCLinuxOS 2007 (version not recorded)
- Likely PCLinuxOS 2007
2009-01-22 - 2.22.2 on (distribution not recorded)
- Likely PCLinuxOS 2007
Info on the output file (2.24.1) ∞
(probably different, since it's an
As of 2.24.1 or so, it saves its file as something like
- gMPlayer plays the file fine.
- Avidemux cannot open the file.
- FFmpeg can work with this file to convert it to something avidemux can use.
kino can work with this file, although I've had some aspect ratio issues which still need to be explored.
Using for YouTube videos ∞
cheese # Click 'video'. Press space to begin and space to end. Then exit. mv ~/.gnome2/cheese/media/*.ogv ~/cheese1.ogv
Avidemux cannot open this resulting file. Convert it:
ffmpeg -i cheese1.ogv -async 1 cheese2.flv
-async 1is to fix a recent audio sync issue.
Settings to use:
- Video: MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid4)
- Audio: AAC (FAAC)
- Format: MP4
Save it as
Note: You may need to chop the beginning or ending off.
2010-10-17 - 2.30.1 ∞
smart install gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
2009-07-19 - 2.26.3 ∞
Compiled from source.
Works just fine, but it saves its videos in a new place:
(date not recorded) - 2.25.4 ∞
apt-get install libgnome-desktop-2_2-devel
Requested 'gnome-desktop-2.0 >= 2.25.1' but version of gnome-desktop-2.0 is 2.21.2
apt-get remove libgnome-desktop-2_2-devel apt-get install libgnome-desktop-2-devel
Requested 'gnome-desktop-2.0 >= 2.25.1' but version of gnome-desktop-2.0 is 2.24.2
Ok, so I can't install this. I'll try 2.22.2 now..
(date not recorded) - 2.24.2 ∞
Tried building it from source on PCLinuxOS 2007 updated early Feb 2009.:
su apt-get install gnome-doc-utils libgnomeui2_0-devel libGConf2_4-devel libgstreamer0.10_0.10-devel libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-devel libgnome-vfs2_0-devel evolution-data-server-devel libhal1-devel librsvg2_2-devel wget ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/cheese/2.24/cheese-2.24.2.tar.gz tar -xvvzf cheese-2.24.2.tar.gz cd cheese-2.24.2 ./configure && make && make install
libebook-1.2is part of
(date not recorded) - 2.24.1 ∞
I was forced into an update from a PCLinuxOS repository update.
Cheese no longer properly syncs audio. It's completely unusable.
- fixed with
ffmpeg -i filename.mpg -ar 22050 -async 1 filename.flv
- fixed with
It seems faster to start up and begin to record or stop recording video, so maybe an update will help.
2009-01-22 - 2.22.2 ∞
This info is probably different in 2.24.1 or so, since it became an ogv.
- Theora v3.2.1
- 44100 Hz
- 1 channel
It saved its file as
~/.gnome2/cheese/media/0001.ogg 0002 0003 etc. As of 2.24.1 or so, it became something like
- building from source
apt-get install xxf86vm-devel
(and the usual stuff)
- earlier notes
- Looks good, and runs smoothly.
On startup, I got:
** (cheese:11876): WARNING **: could not load /home/user/.gnome2/cheese/media/0001.ogg (video/x-theora+ogg)
- I checked, and it did write data to that file.
- Seemed to hang when I stopped the video.
/home/user/.gnome2/cheese/media/0001.oggwas emptied to 0 bytes then deleted.
"move all to trash" segfaults.
(cheese:11876): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: can't peek value table for type `<invalid>' which is not currently referenced Segmentation fault
- After a fashion it seems to work just fine. Strange.
- not smart enough to display itself at native size.
- Now on later attempts, it takes fucking forever to stop, and afterwards just zeroes out the file.
And again, it begins to work on later tries. Something is odd.
earlier notes ∞
TODO - re-investigate dimensions, so that I can use the full width again.
This method should be appropriate for stringing multiple sources together and keeping them as YouTube "high quality".
;* UPDATE - this gets squished all to hell when uploaded to YouTube. Booooooo!
Resize from 320x240 to 640x360.
- The closest is 480x360, with a pad of 80 on the left and right.
SETTINGS="-y -ac 1 -ar 44100 -r 30 -sameq" SIZE=480x360 TOP=0 BOTTOM=0 LEFT=80 RIGHT=80 ffmpeg -i ~/cheese1.ogv -async 1 $SETTINGS -s $SIZE -padtop $TOP -padbottom $BOTTOM -padleft $LEFT -padright $RIGHT ~/cheese2.avi