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The framerate of the built in webcam of my Dell Mini 10 (Inspiron 1010) is extremely slow (may be 1 frame every 10 seconds).

Initially I couldn't see the webcam image. After following the instruction from this previous questions

Webcam not recognized in Dell Mini 10v on Lucid Lynx. How to troubleshoot?

my webcam wont work - how do I debug?

I executed gstreamer-properties and change the Video Default Output from "X Window System (X11/XShm/Xv)" to "X Window System (No Xv)". Now I can see the webcam image, but with a very low frame rate.

Any idea about how to solve this? I am running 10.04

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I'm in the same boat. Exactly the same problem. Surely it can perform better than this. Of interest, when starting gstreamer-properties I get - gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'atrsdsink' gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdsink' gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'glimagesink' gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'sdlvideosink' gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'qcamsrc' gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdmon' –  user10098 Feb 2 '11 at 19:01
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These Dells are becoming famous about it... :-(

Are you using Cheese? Please try changing the default resolution (usually 1024x768), sometimes it's just that. Under Edit -> Preferences, lower it to something like 320x240.

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Thanks for the answer, but that didn't work. I reduced the resolution down to 160x120, with the same results. –  Alejandro Dec 21 '10 at 3:03
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