Wow. Xvidcap rocks. Except with the external usb. Can't get ffmpeg to work with it either. However, changed the slot for the sb live internal card and xvidcap is working with sound now. I must know why it didn't with the external. I think it has something to do with OSS emulation. I tried for days. Literally. Recording worked in other apps. Sound worked. It was the first time I could not manage to get ffmpeg to work. Ever. I must know. If anyone reads this... and was able to get xvidcap sound to work with an external sound card, please let me know what you did.