Cheese is a cheesy program to take pictures and videos from your web cam.

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Anything better than Cheese for video capture?

I need to record some video from my webcam and while Cheese works, it lacks settings, and only outputs the webm format that is full of stutters, etc. Can't seem to find any alternative...
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Video recording in cheese is slow

cheese records at painful fps. video recording is really slow in cheese almost unusable. How can I increase the fps for cheese. I have HCL laptop with built in 1.3 MP camera 2.47 GHz i3 processor ...
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Cheese won't run in framebuffer

When I try to run Cheese from terminal I receive this error message: Clutter-CRITICAL **: Unable to initialize Clutter: Unable to find suitable fbconfig for the GLX context: Unable to find ...
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How to adjust webcam image on Skype?

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 webcam works with Skype and Cheese, but the image is a little dark on Skype. I adjust it on Cheese but the changes don't reflect in Skype (I think this was expected ...
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How do I install Cheese 3.0?

After seeing an article on Cheese 3.0 and it's new effects some months back, it was going to be one of the major highlights of 11.04 to me. Sadly, I find 3.0 is not in the repo; it has been released, ...
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Bad quality in Cheese Webcam Booth Software [closed]

I installed Cheese Webcam Booth from Software Center to 11.10, Cheese worked beautiful in 11.04 but in .10 the image is so bad (ive put a pic of it), i like the functionalities of it and dont want to ...
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Cheese do not start due “GStreamer elements are missing: cluttervideosink”

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, and when I tried to use cheese, it showed the message One or more needed GStreamer elements are missing: cluttervideosink Cheese worked just fine in 13.10 ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth not detect webcam

Cheese Booth shows an error: There was an error playing video from the webcam I test if webcam works fine or not by opening google hangout, its works fine. Please tell, what is the issue in ...
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Webcam and Cheese: Unbelievably slow

I have a machine with 4 GIG of RAM on a 64 bit computer. Yet, Cheese is found to be unbelievably slow in recording videos. What would be an apt alternate for video recording on Ubuntu systems? To my ...
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Cheese webcam problem

I have got a new webcam: Logitech. But today when I have connected it to my pc (ubuntu 12.10) and tried to open with Cheese Webcam Booth I've got something like this: Problem is that I can take ...
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How do I get a Sony VAIO vgn-cr120e webcam working? [closed]

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR120E with Ubuntu 11.10. My webcam will not work with skype or cheese. It simply says "No Device Found". Can somebody please help me fix this? Thanks.
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Webcam not recognized on my Sony Vaio VGN-CR363 laptop

when I open Cheese it says No device found. and i've also tried changing the gstreamer properties my lsusb http://pastebin.com/BX6B4Wpe my lspci http://pastebin.com/FZmseTST i've also tried ricoh ...
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Cheese Webcam Booth stuck in fullscreen

I decided to put Cheese Webcam Booth in fullscreen mode. How do I undo this?
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Cheese config file location

I would like to do a fresh install of cheese. I have purge-removed the package and re-installed but when I open up cheese it has my old settings. Where are the cheese config files located? I would ...
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Why can I not start cheese

I have install many applications and cheese was one of those but I can not open I have tried cheese on debian 6.04 and cheese works fine but not on Ubuntu. Maybe, I do not any drivers installed on ...
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integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new user to Ubuntu. I have a fresh install of 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 with the gnome remix. The laptop is Lenovo thinkpad T430u. The issue is my integrated laptop webcam is not working with ...
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Q-Tec Webcam 100 (093a:2460) video quality is horrible at best

I just bought a new usb webcam for my desktop setup of Ubuntu Natty Narwhal. I plugged it in, started up Cheese, and saw my smiling face. But it was green and lined, very poor quality overall. I am ...
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UVC Certified: FaceVsion’s TouchCam N1

Does anyone know if FaceVsion’s TouchCam N1 is UVC certified, or if it works with Ubuntu 10.10? If so does it work with cheese, and or skype? Thanks!
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Cheese with vaapi

I am using a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 with GMA500 video drivers. GMA500 fixes resolution issues and enables video acceleration. The only problem with the GMA500 drivers I am having is that I can not find ...
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Inactive buttons in Cheese on ubuntu 12.04

I upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 and now I get error messages in terminal when I run cheese. The program opens, but none of the buttons are active and preferences is not highlighted and can't be clicked on. ...
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Widescreen web camera will only show in standard definition in Cheese

How do I make it show in a wide screen resolution? The Camera is a Logitech C270.
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Unable to start webcam via Cheese: cluttervideosink missing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my HP DM4 laptop. Also, I have gstreamer1.0-clutter installed. Still getting that error. Thanks
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How to install latest version of Cheese from source in Raring?

The source files can be downloaded from here. I want to use the last stable version. How to install Cheese from source? Or Is there any .deb file of version 3.8.3 available somewhere?
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How to fix webcam on Macbook Pro 5,5

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Macbook Pro 5.5. When I initially installed, the webcam worked perfectly, and I could use Cheese to take photos or video without any problems. However, now when I open ...
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cheese not working with latest update of gstreamer

One of more needed gstreamer elements are missing: gconfaudiosrc,gconfvideosink. According to the information I found both are part of the GStreamer Good Plugins 0.10 which Synaptic says I have ...
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Skype shows a blank window on the webcam part what could be the problem?

The other party is sending their webcam view and I am sending mine, so that they can see everything fine, but i only can see a blank window. when enabling the "show my webcam" it shows for a few ...
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terminal command to record video

I have cheese software in order to record a video and also take a picture from my laptop camera. But when you open that. you should do two thing: 1.Select video recording among its default taking ...
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Why doesn't Cheese not allow for multiple effects to be selected at the same time?

For some reason in cheese on my 12.10 Ubuntu box, it seems I can not choose multiple effects. Is this a bug or what?
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Skype & Cheese video

I cannot view the webcam in Skype or Cheese. The webcam is working because it is viewable on the Skype call at the other end and Cheeses will take photos. Also I cannot view any incoming videos in ...
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xubuntu does not recognize built in WebCamMacBook 2006

I installed xubuntu on my MacBook from 2006 and I cant get the webcam to work. I used cheese and it says device not found
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Integrated Webcam Stopped Working Ubuntu 14.04

I've been on Ubuntu 14 for maybe 2 months. When I first installed it I was on unity until I switched to gnome, and then I removed unity, lightdm, and gnome and now I use i3wm. My built in webcam ...
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Cheese does not work sometimes

I'm using 12.04 64 bit and Cheese doesn't work sometimes. It just opens the main window and that's all; webcam isn't working. And the most important of all, this happens sometimes. How can I solve ...
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Cheese won't start: assertion 'CHEESE_IS_CAMERA_DEVICE (device)' failed

Cheese (photobooth) used to open just fine on my iMac 12,2 running Ubuntu 12.04 however it has stopped opening from either the launcher or terminal. I thought it might be due to running WMII but I ...
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Help with Webcam ubuntu 12.10

I have a dell latitude E6520 Laptop with integrated webcam and ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. I had my webcamera up and running. For some reason, I purged cheese and luvcview. Now, when I reinstall, I'm not ...
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Cheese Not Working [closed]

When i launch Cheese, nothing launches nor the green light on may laptop webcam glows. I typed cheese in terminal and i got cheese:2293): Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'cheese' received an X Window ...
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Can't capture video with cheese. Ubuntu 12.10

On my Asus N61DA Notebook with built-in webcamera no possibility to capture video with cheese. Shooting photos fine, but when pushing "record a video" button, application freezes for a few seconds and ...
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Camera keep changing it's colors from light red to light green every 0.25 sec (ubuntu 14.04)

when I lunch Cheese Webcam Booth this is what the picture looks like and it keeps changing between these 2 colors every 0.25 sec
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Logitech C310 webcam not working well with Guvcview and Cheese

I just bought a new webcam, Logitech C310. It doesn't work well with either Guvcview or Cheese with their default settings, under Ubuntu 12.04. The recorded video and audio are not synchronized in ...
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Cheese/Gnome/Unity - video not detected

I am pretty new to Linux and would like to seek help from experts. My issue is that when ever I start my camera software/ Skype I either get a black screen or just that the webcam is not detected. I ...
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Cheese is not working with Ubuntu 11.10 in HPG62 laptop

When I run cheese in terminal, it gives following message and cheese comes up with black screen, and nothing works in it. Any help will be highly appreciated. (cheese:2966): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Cheese won't start

I can't start Cheese Webcam Booth. It starts loading and there is a brief moment when the window shows up but then it disappears, like it shuts itself down and it's not in system monitor. My webcam ...
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How to get Logitech C510 webcam working in Cheese/Skype

I have a Logitech C510 webcam connected to my desktop running 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10, but it doesn't seem to be working when I run Cheese and Skype. After doing some search, it seems this webcam should ...
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Cheese for HP laptop with Ubuntu 12.04

I can't install cheese on my laptop. I tried using the HELP button in my laptop and looked for Photos and clicked the "Install" button but, the button cannot be clicked. I am not very familiar with ...
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Why is my eyetoy usb camera not working on skype?

I've tried various threads and nothing seems to work properly. For some reason it works on cheese but not skype, so I have no idea what's going on there.
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Why doesn't cheese work on Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently replaced Windows by Ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu however does not recognize my graphics card (ati radeon hd 5470) nor my webcam. I installed Cheese to solve the problem with the webcam, but ...
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Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam

Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam... the picture freezes when I press the 'Record a Video' button. If I stop the records, then try and click the record button again it crashes the ...
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Jack and webcam videorecording

Is there any means to record sound and video from the webcam and microphone while jack is operating? Cheese stops recording when I start jack. VLC can output in jack and apparently record sound ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, web cam light flashing

Have been running Ubuntu on my Compaq C757 reliably since 9.10. Currently running a fresh install of 12.04 LTS. Somewhere during my regular updates, my webcam started flashing its power light. Light ...
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Cheese is crashing when taking video in Saucy

It happened in 12.10 and the problem has returned. Using version 3.8.3 from Software Centre. How to fix it?
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Help with installing Cheese from package (12.04 LTS)

I need help with installing Cheese 3.8.3 from the package I downloaded on the website. The instructions attached with the file aren't clear enough for me.