I have to say that I find getting the compression settings correct in any video recording program is a frustrating and confusing process, and Webcam Video Diary is no exception.
Okay, I'll continue to experiment and
My lack of a systematic approach for this probably didn't help: I picked settings that I thought looked sensible, got results I didn't like, tried others, got worse, tried to go back to what I thought the previous settings were and got different results again and the more frustrated I got the less systematic I became -- particularly as I was up against a looming deadline, so there was a certain amount of panic involved too
I have a DivX codec installed -- I think it arrived when I got bought the first of the new Star Trek movies on a special-edition usb key -- and that was actually okay except the audio was slightly out of synch so I ditched that idea too and it was as if my system thought fine, chum, you don't want that I'm not going to give you anything else at all.
I have a tiny suspicion that rebooting between experiments might be necessary. That's more painful than I'd like, but I'll post any helpful results as and when.
It's also not a program that very many people use so it has some rough edges.
I don't remember the context now but it's here because I had a problem to solve -- capturing a still from a usb webcam into ScreenShotCaptor was, I think, what I thought I ought to be able to do and couldn't -- and you suggested WVD yourself. So this is (a) your fault
and (b) definitely the first time I've tried to use it for actual moving video-and-audio. If I get it working, it'll definitely be useful while I do this MOOC, at any rate. If I don't, I'll probably have to rig up a camera and tripod instead. Which is probably going to use something nasty like Quicktime and be a lot harder to physically manage
Thanks for the advice, anyway. I WILL crack this.