View Full Version : ffmpeg (et al) with a web cam

21st November 2006, 03:56 PM
Okay, after a lot of downloads, re-iinstalls, upgrades, etc. I finally got my web cam to show up with xawtv.

What I really want to do is to stream it with ffmpeg/ffserver. I have installed the ffmpeg software, but when I try to run ffplay:
ffplay /dev/video0

I get:
/dev/video: Unknown format

I know I must be missing something simple.

Any and all help greatly appreciated.