[ubuntu-studio-devel] What should be included by default in Trusty?

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Fri Feb 14 01:49:35 UTC 2014

On Thu, 13 Feb 2014, Len Ovens wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Feb 2014, Mike Holstein wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
>>             On Wed, 12 Feb 2014, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
>>                   Kdenlive is capable of recording from
>>                   webcams, I don't have plug-in realtime
>> Tried this using a V4L device. VLC worked, KDENLive did not. Not
>> intuitive at all that recording video is done from the monitor
>> section. Not helpful that the help button gives "Not found". And
>> http://userbase.kde.org/Kdenlive/Manual/Capturing gives less than
>> helpful info. I don't have a dvgrab (FW) device to try, but V4L has
>> huge latency... this may be libav. There seem to to be issues with
>> regard to libav/ffmpeg and how they are compiled for doing screen
>> capture too.
>> is the latency a big issue in that situation?

Latency seems to be camera related. A newer camera has a much better 
responce time. Same software, different computer. Not sure if anything 
else had anything to do with it. When I buy one that is not taped to my 
wife's computer I can try other machines. Still having trouble getting 
kdenlive to record video though. It seems to play ok, but when I hit 
record there is about 1/2 to 1 sec of video then kdenlive freezes. The 
file is created but is zero length.

Len Ovens

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