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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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Webcamstudio - how to output desktop to virtual webcam?

I'm trying to output my desktop to a virtual webcam but I'm having some trouble figuring out how. I looked through the manual but it didn't touch on this subject I selected desktop as my source I ...
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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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PS2 Eyetoy Recording Quality

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and a PS2 eyetoy "Namtai". Don't worry - this is not the sterotypical " how do I get my eyetoy working" question. My eyetoy works fine on Cheese, gucview and various other ...
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Ubuntu Server with Raspberry Pi Motion Camera

I have an Ubuntu Server that I use as a web server. Everything works great, I have multiple sites set up. My router allows only one device to own the public IP which is my Ubuntu Server. I set up a ...
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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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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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Does Sony/Logitech Eyetoy work under Ubuntu 13.10?

Sony Eyetoy webcam + mic (made by Logitech) used to work with Ubuntu 12.04. Is this still true with 13.10 ? When I connect it to my pc lsusb sees it only as an audio device but where is the video ...
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Show date and time on GUVCViewer recordings?

I am using GUVCViewer to record video using my webcam. How do I display the current date time on the video which is being recorded?
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How can I save frames from an IP camera to disk on demand?

I have an IP camera that is running correctly. I can open http:its.address.com/videostream.cgi in my browser and view the video successfully. Now I would like to create a program or script that saves ...
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Is there any software that allows live multiple webcam picture-in-picture via Skype or Google Hangout?

I've looked in all the AskUbuntu forums, Stack Exchange forums, generic Google searches worded 23 different ways, YouTube searches worded 13 different ways, and still cannot find any answer to my ...
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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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How to make v4l2ucp's “Exposure, Auto Priority” persistent on reboot?

My laptop's webcam has the common too dark issue, and what fixes it is using v4l2ucp and activating "Exposure, Auto Priority". The problem is, the setting reverts after every reboot. Any way to make ...
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Tie via UDEV an external video webcam to /dev/video5 for Apache Server webcam streaming

My aim is to nail my Logitech C270 to /dev/video5 and my old less capable internal cam to /dev/video0 via setting UDEV rules as follows in /etc/udev/init.d/26-video-persistent.rules/ ...
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video recording of webcam not working (guvcview & cheese)

When installing linux cheese was already there and while recording video from cheese it freezes. I then installed guvcview at first it worked fine later when I press record button the guvcview turns ...
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YawCam for ubuntu

I want to share video stream from my webcam. I use YawCam on my Win PC. Is there a similar program for Ubuntu?
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My webcam is upside down whenever I use it

Tried googling, didn't work. So, I'm using ubuntu 13.04. My webcam is an integrated ASUS. And I don't really know what I'm doing. If there is some software that would allow me to, like flip my video ...
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324 views

Can't make a video call with skype

I have installed skype (4.2) on my lubuntu and it is working just fine for text chat and voice calls. However, when i try to tap the video icon inside a call, it does nothing. The other side can not ...
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send visuals to screen

I have a 3d printer, and web cam. The camera is all zoomed in on the printer, and the screen it currently displays on faces the street. I can set it all up, so ppl can view the printer as it prints ...
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What software could I use to do video surveillance?

I'm trying to set up a video surveillance system at home. Is there a software system out there that is easy enough for a beginner/basic user of 12.04 to set up and use? I've been attempting to ...
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KWorld VS-USB2800D USB Video Capture

Problems getting this video capture device to work. I bought this one because a reviewer on Newegg said it works with Linux. xawtv works (I get video) but if I try to go full-screen, or to expand ...
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ffserver troubleshooting. streaming video from ubuntu server

I have a raring ring-tail server, which I want to stream video from an attached USB webcam. I have followed this guide to install ffmpeg, ffserver, and numerous codecs. ...
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Need a way to start web cam recording at specific time

I have a laptop with an integrated camera and I want to write a script that will record a 10 minute video when the clock reaches a certain time. What apps/commands can I use to achieve this?
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173 views

Skype video feeds not showing

Skype video feeds show up as a green box. The webcam is a Microsoft lifecam but that should'nt matter because the camera works in cheese webcam both and the person i am skyping can see me. I thought ...
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1answer
510 views

V4L2 change default setting?

I can successfully change the value of the setting I want with v4l2-ctl --set-ctrl=exposure_auto_priority=1 but I want to know how to make that the default setting, the default is 0, which leaves my ...
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How do I install video4linux2 in Ubuntu 12.10, and do I need to?

I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I am trying to get a couple of old external USB webcams working on my laptops. The built-in laptop webcams work ...
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Webcam on Lenovo U310 has no video

I've bought a Lenovo U310, installed Ubuntu 12.10 and wanted to use the internal webcam with Skype and Google Hangout. But I cannot get any video signal out of it. Other apps like cheese can. Audio or ...
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How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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1answer
463 views

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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Recording video with audio from webcam?

I've tried cheese and wxCam and both of those record the video fine, but there is no audio in the videos. How can i record a video from my webcam with audio as well?
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unable to get Point Grey USB camera working

I have problem in using POINT GREY FIREFLY MV FMVU-13S2C digital camera to work on Ubuntu 11.04. This is the version of ubuntu. adrian@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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Can't capture video from usb-webcam with ffmpeg

i have a hama usb webcam which works fine with the fswebcam command to capture single frames but when i try to capture a video with ffmpeg i get an error: sudo ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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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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557 views

Rotate webcam video in empathy

I have a Lenovo x220 Tablet laptop with a built-in webcam, which is shown by lsusb as a Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd device (device id 04f2:b217). The uvcvideo kernel module is used as a driver for ...
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capturing video from webcam and saving to a file

I am trying to capture video(alongwith audio) from a webcam. I need to record the video and save it to a file,for further processing. Would like to do it through CLI. Any ideas how to do it using ...
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can't see myself in Skype video call

I'm running 12.04 and I've installed skype via the software centre. As with 11.10 everything works fine with 12.04 as well. There is only one thing that does not work. I can't see myself in Skype ...
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Fake a webcam using a video loopback device?

I want to use a looped video clip as my webcam source in a Google+ Hangout. I installed v4l2loopback and created a video loopback device. But I haven't figured out how to write the video frames to the ...
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1answer
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Scrambled video when using Logitech USB headset

When I make a Skype video call and the Logitech USB headset is selected as sound device, the video is scrambled. It normalizes even during the call as soon as I select the built-in sound device. Is ...
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Is there a CLI webcam image grabber that works with a video4linux2 device?

I've tried everything in apt-cache search webcam |sort -u and everything has some problem. Correcting any syntax mistakes, showing how to use a "GUI only" from the CLI or a good ...
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How do I record audio and video to a file from my webcam using ffmpeg?

This says to use /dev/dsp as the audio input. But I don't have a /dev/dsp I can find my webcam's mic in /dev/snd as /dev/snd/by-id/usb-Dynex_Dynex_1.3MP_Webcam-02
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Why can't VLC see my webcam's microphone?

My goal is to stream my webcam over https. Any recommendations beyond webcam-server and cvlc are welcome. From VLC, I can say Media -> Open Capture Device and leave the video 4 linux 2 capture ...
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1answer
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How to make a video call using Facebook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do Facebook video calls? I need to make a video call using Facebook, but I can't. Can anyone help me with this. Thank you.
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Webcam picture keeps freezing [closed]

I have a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX webcan that was plug and play when I bought it a few years back. I have used it a few times on Skype when it seemed okay, but have been trying to use it with ...
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1answer
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Using a video file as a 'webcam'

Is there anyway to make video0 point to a video file instead of an actual webcam? We're trying to hook something up using Skype that points to a prerecorded video file instead of a webcam.
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1answer
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No Audio or Video on Lenovo ThinkPad T410

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Lenovo ThinkPad T410. The inbuilt webcam is not displaying any video using Cheese. Also I have no sound at all when playing video or audio. When the ubuntuOS ...
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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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How to apply webcam effects to other applications?

I have a webcam in my laptop. I am user root, so I can do anything. The webcam works fine, everything worked out of the box. I can access it from Cheese and apply effects. I can also access the ...
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How to make a Stop Motion or Time-lapse video with webcam?

I have a webcam that works as a v4l2 device. What is the most convenient way to capture either a stop-motion or time-lapse video? N.B. stop-motion and time-lapse are related but conceptually ...
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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player, just the sound is enabled

When I move the VLC player window, I can see the video but when I stop moving it, then it gets back to black. This happens not only in VLC but with my webcam too, when I use camorama webcam.
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how to record skype video calls?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=939048&page=3 so no xvidcap, vlc or screencast app like kazam !!!