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I am trying to record a video from a camera and save the recording to a file, using the command line on Windows.

(My comprehension of the vlc documentation is poor at best, and I need some help figuring this out.)

I can get VLC up, displaying my camera, and recording using the command:

vlc dshow:// :dshow-vdev="USB2.0 Camera" 

I tried a number of variations of the command:

vlc dshow:// :dshow-vdev="USB2.0 Camera" --sout "#std{mux=ts,access=file,C:\Users\username\Documents\video.avi}" 

This results in VLC starting but unable to display my camera and no recording taking place. Additionally, no file is created. (I have tried multiple code paths, also.)

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!

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VLC version 3.0.6

Windows 10

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SOLVED

I got it to work using:

vlc dshow:// :dshow-vdev="USB2.0 Camera" --sout file/avi:test.avi --run-time=5

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