PS2 Eyetoy Webcam on Xubuntu 10.10 Recording and Playback

More fun to be had with your PS2 eyetoy as webcam. This all was tested using the silver eyetoy, but I see no reason why the black one won’t function just the same.
(Remember this is without pulseaudio!)
(a copy of the post I made on Ubuntuforums)
Recording Sound:

First off, define which device is generating the sound from the microphone

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This tells me my eyetoy microphone is card 1, device 0, which translates to plughw:1,0. To record sound from the mic enter this command in a terminal:

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This records a wav file at CD quality.

Video Playback:

Lots of choices here:

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and the monster that is gstreamer (you’ll need to ensure gstreamer-tools is installed)

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Capturing Video – Video and Sound:

This proved harder than I thought as vlc, ffmpeg and mencoder flatly refused to do the job with all the command lines I found out on google.

Using gstreamer again, although this is a bit unwieldy:
Capture Video only (no concurrent playback):

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Capture Video and Sound (with concurrent playback):

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FFMPEG
Capture Video and Sound (variants on):

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Just video:

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Enjoy

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