Looking for video recorder applications in Ubuntu that can:

  • record videos from webcam.
  • can save for example last 15 minutes so I can review that recorded video; I don't want it to record all the time (hard disk will get full); only 15 minutes is enough.
up vote 7 down vote accepted

You can use vlc (sudo apt-get install vlc -y).

  1. Open vlc, then press Ctrl+R
  2. choose [capture device] and select your webcam
  3. Press [Convert/Save]
  4. Choose where to save the file and hit [start].
  5. When you are done press ■
  • yes that'a it! but I should choose "Play" :) – Deniz Aug 15 '15 at 15:22

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