I have cheese software in order to record a video and also take a picture from my laptop camera. But when you open that. you should do two thing: 1.Select video recording among its default taking photo option) 2. start to play ( start to record)

I need a command line when you put it on the terminal. cheese start to recording video without any other mouse click.


You can try avconv.

According to manpage for the avconv command Manpage icon

avconv is a very fast video and audio converter that can also grab from a live audio/video source.

There are many options in avconv, but for recording the screen, the command would be like

avconv -f x11grab -s 1024x768 -r 50 -t 500 -i :0.0 ~/Videos/name.mp4


-f: format for input file, x11grab for recording screen
-s: resolution, can be axb(eg. 1024x768) or some predefined words like hd1080
-r: rate(or bitrate).
-t: time, as seconds(500) or HH:MM:SS.[XXX](eg 01:04:59 or 01:56:43.111)
-i: input, here :0.0 generally
Finally the output file name

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