This week I gave in and bought a cheap webcam (a Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe or something), primarily for the upcoming OpenedHand VOIP service (update: this is not a public service, just SIP addresses for OH employees!), but also to record what Henry is up to when we leave (we want to know how long he cries for when we go out). Happily it worked straight out of the box with Ubuntu Dapper (using the spca5xx module):
It works well in GnomeMeeting too, so all I need now is a good simple tool to record from the webcam to disk, ideally in Ogg Theora. Any suggestions? A GStreamer pipeline would probably do the job for now, as I can wrap that up in a nice Python UI if I need to.
NP: Storm, Heather Nova