Karl H. Beckers - 2004-04-21

Hi all,

just checked in r1_1_4pre1
1.1.4 is going to be the "preferences" release.
I'm revamping the way you tell the program what to do
in a major way ... one you may wish to test and give feedback

What's in the preview:
- gvidcap stores information to both single-frame capture
    (a single-frame per file) and multi-frame capture (video)
    in the preferences file and allows for toggling between the
    two (--sf|--mf). The preferences file is now
- gvidcap will now auto-detect the file format from the
    extension correctly for all formats (i.e. specifying *.asf
    will produce an asf file, too.) The file format can be
    explicitly specified through --format <format> or in the
    preferences file (and again overriden by --format default)
- gvidcap will use the codec specified in the preferences file
    or through --codec. If the specified codec is not valid for
    the selected file format it will reset the codec to a default
    codec for the file format. Also, you can override any codec
    specified in the preferences file by forcing --codec default
- gvidcap can save the capture geometry. To turn that on
    you need to set the "save_geometry" parameter in the
    preferences file to "1"
- there's a ppm2mpeg script available using transcode or
- you can now fully configure all the xxx_commands in the
    preferences file (like the help_cmd, or the make video
    stuff). Defaults have changed to use gimp for single frame
    edit and mplayer for multi frame animate/play.
- some limited swf support has been included (will need to
    upgrade ffmpeg for better support) ... use --codec MJPEG!

What's not in (yet):
- backport to Xt GUI, i.e. xvidcap
- working preferences dialog (only CLI atm)!!!

How to use:
- check out from CVS (wait for r1_1_4pre1 to appear in the
- configure as normal
- make gvidcap
- execute from build tree