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How to record video with Linux Mint 18.3?

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#1 Achaemenid


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:51 PM

My Specs:


Linux Mint 18.3 64-bit

500 GB

Sony Vaio (2011)



I want to record an mp4 video directly with my webcam.


I would like to know about any program that has yielded good results.


In Linux Mint 18.3 Software Manager, I see the following programs for video recording:


1. OBS Studio - Live streaming and video recording software

2. MythTV - Personal video recorder application (client and server)


3. I already have VLC installed.  I am researching now whether it is a recording program.


I am not trying to record and save a video from the web. I want to use my own webcam to record a video of myself.


Other equipment I have available is


A. a Canon XA10 Camcorder. But it records into only AVCHD files.  The Canon manual has no index listing for "conversion" or "file types".


B.  a Yi 4k+ action camera that records directly into mp4.  Images are better quality than the webcam.  I can hook this up to a tripod and record directly.  Since there is only a small builit-in mic, I am not sure about the sound quality.


I will then send the video by email or skype.


Any suggestions appreciated.

Edited by Achaemenid, 24 April 2018 - 12:59 PM.

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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:20 PM

VLC should work




#3 Achaemenid

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:53 AM

VLC should work

Thanks for responding.
I just experimented with VLC
I am getting a delayed video from the screen. When I move right, my image moves left, and there is a delay of a second or two.
This would not be so bad, except that so far the sound is not working.
I need to keep experimenting.

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