The current limitation on xvidcap is CPU power. At the limit, xvidcap will
silently drop frames. Possible solutions:
* Could the user be told?
For instance, the GUI could usefully display the current frame rate in
green, and that rate could turn red if it drops below what the user
requested. It's fine if this takes up a bit of space as the gui can be
detached from the grabbing frame.
* Could there be compromises along other dimensions?
Instead of dropping frames, could xvidcap decrease some other variable? I
don't know enough to even suggest what, but something like color depth or
The goal would be to avoid messing up the time -- even if the quality
suffers, the movie would still maintain true time. This is really
important for lots of purposes -- research, documentation. So it would be
better if other dimensions of quality suffered a bit.
I realize size is the simplest dimension to control cpu demand, but we
would often want to grab something where a user might want a full-screen
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