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Easiest way to take a continous series of pictures from a webcam

Looking around I found several solutions to take individual pictures (a few solutions are given here) and even a series of pictures (with up to one fps). I want to store the pictures in much lower ...
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Skype don't recognize HP Pavilion DMI webcam

I have bought myself a HP Pavilion DM1 to go traveling with, which has Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it, but now (a day before I leave for africa!) I realize the webcam isn't being recognized at all. I'm guessing ...
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Webcam Infrared Remote Control

I want to know if it's at all possible to create software to allow a normal webcam to interpret the signals from an IR remote control. I know that webcams can pick up the infrared signals and show ...
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Logitech c525 not working (Skype)

OS: 14.04 LTS (install-upgrade from 10.04) Skype: installed from ubuntu software center (4.3.0.37) Cam: Logitech c525 (usb) The camera does not work in a call. The funny thing is that the camera ...
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Integrated webcam not being detected

I am having a problem with my laptops integrated cam. Its a brand new laptop and the cam worked in windows 8. But I dont do windows. So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and the cam DID work... but I then went ...
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How can I access the H264 stream from my IP-cam with “Motion”?

What is Motion?: Motion is a deamon application which allows Linux users to record pictures of webcams and ipcams based on motion detection or time settings. A Tutorial how to set up the stable ...
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Skye videocall upside down

I'm have installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Asus k50fa and when I use the webcam on Skype the video is upside down and on cheese is working fine. The webcam is the one build in with the laptop Can ...
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A4teck webcam not working in 12.04

Webcam make: A4TECK Model not known. This works with WindowsXP SP3 with skype video calls. After installing Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot it's not working. Whilst running the installation camera came up. ...
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What webcam is compatible with Ubuntu?

Which webcam is compatible to Ubuntu 14.04? Have tried Logitech C270, but it is only for windows.
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Lenovo Y500 webcam not detected in ubuntu

The in-built webcam is not being detected in Ubuntu 14.04 and now even in Windows(Dual Boot). I am using a Lenovo Ideapad , model Y500. Ubuntu packages are up-to-date. Cheese shows "No device found". ...
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Query about a script that makes webcam take an image every x seconds

I have a Trust usb webcam. I'm looking for (or creating) a script that could take a screenshot from the camera every 10 seconds and save the image to disc with a timestamp for a filename. I've found ...
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Only a different subnet and a virtual IP for it seems to work out to access my IP-cam

My Router IP is 192.168.1.1. DHCP-Range from 192.168.1.33 to .64 . My IP-Cam (Hikvision) is set to IP 192.168.1.100. Funny enough I can access the IP-cam only if it is on its factory default ...
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Has Ubuntu some firewall activated by default?

Because I can't seem to connect to my ip-cam. And mnap produces alternating results if I use the cams IP address: Nmap scan report for 192.0.0.64 Host is up (0.00079s latency). Not shown: 991 closed ...
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Cheese not workin on Ubuntu 14.04

Cheese booth won't work with my Creative live Pro webcam on 14.04 desktop. I've tried sudo cheese. Nothing but errors. I've tried gtk. Nothing works
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Webcam not detected- Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101

I just have installed the Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my new Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, and everything seems to work fine, except the webcam. Cheese says "No device found", Skype also doesn't see it. I see ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with builtin camera and mic?

I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 installed, but I lost the installation CD. Now I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04. Can I do this without the CD? My laptop has a microphone and webcam. Will these ...
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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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Webcam issues on Lenovo Ideapad Y510 (Ubuntu 14.04)

Skype an Google Hangouts seem to be unable to use my build-in webcam on IdeaPad Y510. In Skype it just does not show me the option to start video conversation. But when I am going to Skype -> Options ...
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black screen in webcam

I don't know why the webcam stopped, I have used yesterday and the webcam is working great. Today I have turned on my laptop and when I have opened cheese the cam doesn't work, the cam is on black ...
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Webcam Video Driver

My Somikon webcam doesn't get noticed by Cheese, Skype or VLC. lsusb gives me: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0ac8:3420 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera Cheese just doesn't find it like ...
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Unable to use webcams

I have 3 webcams attached to my laptop for a c++/opencv project and my program crashed. Now it keeps giving warnings that "device or resource busy". I suspect this is a OS level error. Is there any ...
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How do I fix this issue (webcam not working)

I have a problem with my webcam working in browser, I tried Firefox and chromium first. When I go to the flash plugin setting ...
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Webcam isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64(Lenovo G510, intel i5) but cheese is not working, nor skype. The first thing I did was sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` I then tried to ...
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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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ubuntu uvcvideo integrated camera disconnects

I have Acer V3-771g laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed and I have the following issue with the integrated webcam (it's uvcvideo): When I'm trying to enable camera via skype/google+/cheese I see ...
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Built in webcam not working on ubuntu 12.04 Lenovo X230 (PART 2)

The cam seems to work on kamerka software but only when firefox is closed. I am trying to cam on www.swingingheaven.co.za, but its not working (I am using firefox). the output of lsmod | grep uvc is: ...
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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image

I have a problem with this webcam (ID - 046d:0892, driver gspca) on Acer Travelmate 8200 with Ubuntu 14.04. When using cheese or skype with preloaded v4l1compat.so library, it has bad image - it has ...
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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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Skype doesn't see my webcam

I've got Logitech C270 (/dev/video0) that is seen by Cheese in Xubuntu 14.04, but Skype doesn't recognize it. What can I do? Should I blame my apparmor profile?
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how do I turn off webcam brightness auto-adjust?

My Logitech webcamera adjusts brightness automatically and I don't like it. I wonder how I could turn this feature off from ubuntu. I downloaded v4l2ucp that seems to be a program to do just that, but ...
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webcam not identified by the system

My HP Pavilion laptop dv6701us inbuilt webcam does not work, it's not being identified by the system. What should I do to make it work? driver?
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 slows down login

As long as my Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is plugged in my machine freezes for about 30 seconds as soon as the login manager comes and another time right after I put in my password. This is seriously ...
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How to record sound from MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Oracle Virtual Box?

I am trying to use my MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Ubuntu inside Oracle Virtual Box. It is appearing twice in VB. In the section of "webcams" and in the section of USB devices If I try to select ...
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ASRock Z87 Extreme 3 Motherboard

I have assembled my own PC following the instructions in Linux Format Magazine 185. The motherboard is ASRock z87 Extreme 3. Everything works great...it was much easier than I expected. However, the ...
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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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webcam doesn't work when initiate a group call skype

I have a problem with my webcam when I'm using conference call / group call in skype. The webcam just does not work. Can anyone help me?
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Old digital camera control - take pictures

What I would like to do I was trying to take pictures with an old digital camera directly from pc I found about gphoto2 software, I tried but I'm just able to get the pictures that are stored in the ...
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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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using xawtv streamer to stream before snapshot

I am curious if anyone knows a way to stream prior to snapshot with the streamer package from xawtv. What I want is to take a snapshot using streamer, but see what the camera is pointing at before I ...
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Firewall blocking access to DVR web server on LAN. How can I open access?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server as my DHCP modem on my network. On my LAN I have security cams on a web server that worked fine with port forwarding and DHCP on the web server. The problem arises when ...
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Unknown Micropohne can hear unknown person (weird)

I tried to capture a video using webcam and VLC. On Menu I select "open capture device". VLC then presents my webcam and 4 audio devices named hw:0,0, hw:0,2, hw:1,0 and hw:10. Because I don't know ...
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Sound and webcam doesn't work on Easynote MX-45 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've installed the last LTS Ubuntu distribution on my easynote MX-45 laptop and there are at least two devices that don't work properly: Sound Card Webcam I've tried compiling the last ...
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How can I work out what v4l2 driver/module my webcam is using?

I've got a fault with how my webcam is being handled (awful framerate). I'd like to diagnose this and possibly dig into the code but I can't tell which v4l2 driver the thing's actually using. How do ...
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logitech c920 still image resolution

greetings I am using a Logitech c920 web cam for taking stills using GUVCview at the moment, and was wondering what the best settings are for still images? Despite trying numerous different ...
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Built in webcam installation

I am following instructions to install a built in webcam. The instructions state I have to install Cheese, but every time after entering the command and my password, an error appear: unable to locate ...
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Skype webcam won't work

I am a very new Ubuntu 12.04 user and would like to install Skype. It used to be available from Ubuntu Software Centre but it is no longer available from there. So I downloaded it and installed same. ...
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Integrated webcam isnt working at all ubuntu 14.04 x64

i've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 and cheese isn't working also skype they're recognizing the camera but it shows an error on playing from it i tried solutions here , here and here and ...
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USB Camera stops being recognized by OS

On boot a clean boot after first seating the camera the OS will recognize my web cam but after accessing it and releasing it numerous times over the up time of the system(through v4l, specifically ...
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Logitech C920 su Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. How to improve fps?

I buy C920 logitech bacause I need high resolution and high fps but when I use the camera the real fps is around 9-10 fps. I have disabled all the functions that I don't need like autofocus and ...
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SimpleCV Camera and Sound error

I'm using an ubuntu computer, ubuntu desktop version. I'm trying to make a little script, which tells me when my camera sees my face, what the weather is like. This is going to be a bit long. I'll ...