streamer (1) - Linux Manuals

streamer: record audio and/or video


streamer - record audio and/or video


streamer [ options ]


streamer reads audio and/or video data from /dev/video0 and /dev/dsp and writes the data to the disk. Various output formats are supported. Start streamer with '-h' for a list of options and supported output formats.

streamer will use the file extention of the output file name to figure which format to use. You need the -f/-F options only if the extention allows more than one format. If you get the "neither audio nor video format specified/found" message and don't know why, you can enable the debug output (-d switch) to see what is going on.

You can safely stop the recording at any time with Ctrl+C. streamer will catch the signal and stop recording correctly (i.e. write movie file headers) before exiting.


streamer -o foobar.jpeg
write a single jpeg file.
streamer -o -f yuv2 -F stereo -r 12 -t 0:10
record a short quicktime movie.


Gerd Knorr <kraxel [at]>


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


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