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I got have two Lifecam VX-2000's and they don't work in cheese anymore. I don't know if it's a problem with a missing package, or a package I installed. Here is the output.

(cheese:11122): Clutter-WARNING **: No listener with the specified listener id 29

(cheese:11122): Clutter-WARNING **: No listener with the specified listener id 30

(cheese:11122): Clutter-WARNING **: No listener with the specified listener id 31

(cheese:11122): Clutter-WARNING **: No listener with the specified listener id 32

(cheese:11122): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_hash_table_remove_internal: assertion `hash_table != NULL' failed

(cheese:11122): Clutter-WARNING **: Not able to remove listener with id 1

(cheese:11122): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_hash_table_size: assertion `hash_table != NULL'      failed
totem-video-thumbnailer: 'file:///home/myusername/Videos/Webcam/2012-09-20-     191530.webm' isn't thumbnailable
Reason: Media contains no supported video streams.

** (cheese:11122): WARNING **: could not generate thumbnail for       /home/myusername/Videos/Webcam/2012-09-20-191530.webm (video/webm)

Notice the: Reason: Media contains no supported video streams.

When I try to record a video it just makes a 13.2KB WEBM file with nothing. When I take a picture it works. Edit: I've been thinking that the problem started after installing the MediUbuntu repository on my system.

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Do you have another video source? another webcam, tvtuner, etc.? –  Geppettvs D'Constanzo Sep 21 '12 at 0:15
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cheese has bugs

Install Guvcview (GTK+ UVC Viewer) to Ubuntu 12.04 via ppa

http://www.iasptk.com/ubuntu-ppa-repositories/18693-install-guvcview-gtk-uvc-viewer-to-ubuntu-1204-via-ppa-

Guvcview aims at providing a simple GTK interface for capturing and viewing video from devices supported by the linux UVC driver, although it should also work with any v4l2 compatible device.

Install Guvcview to Ubuntu 12.04 via ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pj-assis/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install guvcview
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