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How to capture video?

Hi I was just wondering if someone can share how to capture or record video from the Africam like all those at youtube. I would love to learn how thank you!!

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Hi sherbear337, I have downloaded 4 programs and they have all messed up my computer, ea time I had to restart my PC at a previous check point and restore my media player to its default settings, one program i bought refused to credit my account. So beware of some programs. But I will check out the one you use "Bottlenose", thanks for the tip. There are several choices for capturing the AfriCam video. I use WM Recorder and Camtasia Studio 4.

The streaming video is being sent in ASF format, framesize 352x240, 18 frames per second. ASF is a proprietory format that Microsoft holds the patent on. They have been very secretive about how it works, and have sued program authors that have reverse engineered it. Replay_AV_7 is the only program I have been able to find that will allow you to directly edit them.

Being a Microsoft patent, when you view the video you are either using the stand-alone Windows Media Player, or a Windows Media Player plug-in for your web browser. Either way, it's WMP. I have heard rumors that RealPlayer will play them as well , but I don't have it installed, and can't prove it.

WM Recorder will capture it and save it as an ASF file. It cannot create MPEG's or AVI's (which is what YouTube prefers), and if you wish to edit it, it must be converted to MPEG or AVI with another program. I use AVS Video Converter.

The Camtasia Studio will also capture it, and is pretty slick because it allows time-lapse photography and it includes a pretty nifty video editor. It will only save the streaming video in AVI format, with an assortment of CODEC's (compressor/decompressor) included. It also has an outstanding audio recorder and editor if all you want to do is capture sounds.

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Hi sherbear337,

There are several choices for capturing the AfriCam video. I use WM Recorder and Camtasia Studio 4.

The streaming video is being sent in ASF format, framesize 352x240, 18 frames per second. ASF is a proprietory format that Microsoft holds the patent on. They have been very secretive about how it works, and have sued program authors that have reverse engineered it. Replay_AV_7 is the only program I have been able to find that will allow you to directly edit them.

Being a Microsoft patent, when you view the video you are either using the stand-alone Windows Media Player, or a Windows Media Player plug-in for your web browser. Either way, it's WMP. I have heard rumors that RealPlayer will play them as well , but I don't have it installed, and can't prove it.

WM Recorder will capture it and save it as an ASF file. It cannot create MPEG's or AVI's (which is what YouTube prefers), and if you wish to edit it, it must be converted to MPEG or AVI with another program. I use AVS Video Converter.

The Camtasia Studio will also capture it, and is pretty slick because it allows time-lapse photography and it includes a pretty nifty video editor. It will only save the streaming video in AVI format, with an assortment of CODEC's (compressor/decompressor) included. It also has an outstanding audio recorder and editor if all you want to do is capture sounds.

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