Questions related to webcam setup/configuration. Please mention your model/make of webcam when asking questions.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
3answers
96 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
874 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

Cannot find camera

I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and my webcam (Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:092e Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Chat) works with Cheese* and xawtv, but doesn't work with FFmpeg and Flash (13.0.0.214) in Chrome ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

SimpleCV: How can I get the resoultion of a Logitech cam?

Is there a way to alter the resolution of my Logitech usb cam (C930e) in SimpleCV? I seem to get the stream only in 640x480.
0
votes
0answers
63 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
106 views

Skype mini video display similar to Windows on minimizing

In Windows Skype has a feature that when you minimize it while you on a video call, you get a mini video display of the other person. But on Ubuntu I don't have this feature. Is there an option or a ...
0
votes
0answers
178 views

skype V4L2UCP webcam ubuntu 14.04lts 64 bit

How do i setup V4L2UCP to permanently fix the saturation for the webcam in Skype 4.2 for my Asus N73SV laptop running Ubuntu 14.04lts 64bit fully updated. When i run V4L2UCP and reset saturation to ...
3
votes
1answer
183 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

How may I motion trigger a USB-webcam?

Is there a software I could use for this? Currently I'm using guvcview but it doesn't have the functionality afaik.
0
votes
1answer
247 views

Webcam doesn't work in Xubuntu 14.04

I have problems with my webcam. In Xubuntu 13.04 it's works perfectly, but when I upgraded to version 14.04 webcam doesn't work.
0
votes
0answers
129 views

Streaming with VLC - no audio

I'm trying to stream audio and video using VLC using the following command: vlc -vvv v4l2:// :v4l2-dev=/dev/video0 :v4l2-width=640 :v4l2-height=480 :input-slave="alsa://hw:1,0" :v4l2-standard=0 ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Skype not responding to Ubuntu

I'm having problems downloading Skye to Ubuntu that my sister's husband installed on my Acer Aspire One computer. The Acer once had Windows 7 on it with 1 GB DDR3 Memory, and I was wondering if Ubuntu ...
2
votes
1answer
403 views

guvc video capture commandline

I know how to use the -h option, I just don't see any commands to start video capture with file incrementation unless I press the video capture button. What is the command line to start video capture ...
1
vote
0answers
468 views

Webcam not working on Sony vaio pro 13 on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my brand new sony vaio pro 13, You can find the specifications here. Apparently no one had issues with the webcam before when using 13.10 or 13.04. So, as a new ...
5
votes
1answer
598 views

Can't access Logitech C930e (webcam) under Ubuntu with SimpleCV

Ubuntu won't recognize my new Logitech C930e webcam fully. Guvcview does (see below). Logitech says it supports UVC 1.5. I found: http://sourceforge.net/p/linux-uvc/mailman/message/31645720/ Why ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Webcam is dark after boot and suddenly darkens after adjasment

I have Lenovo Ideapad Z580A with embedded webcam. It worked fine. After installing Ubuntu 14.04 my webcam is unstable. After a boot the camera image is too dark. v4l2ucp says: Unable to get menu ...
2
votes
1answer
438 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

installing windows base drivers on an MSI laptop with Ubuntu OS

hi I just recently installed Ubuntu on some of my MSI laptops and I just want to ask if there is a way I can install my device drivers while using Ubuntu as an OS, the drivers I'm talking about is the ...
1
vote
2answers
306 views

Lenovo g510 webcam not detected

I have lenvo g510. Cheese and guvcview don't detect my webcam. Its my lsubs: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
0
votes
2answers
59 views

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
0
votes
1answer
171 views

Asus K50IJ Webcam problem

Hello again Ubuntu community! I have a problem again. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bit on my Asus k50IJ laptop and whenever i try to make a skype call with the camera on it flips my image upside down. ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Live data stream from Logitech webcam c110

I wanted to stream live data of my logitech c110 webcam using my Ubuntu machine. How can I do this? After little bit of tweaking I came to know that I have to install motion. I tried sudo apt-get ...
0
votes
2answers
663 views

webcam flipped aka v4l1compat.so troubles

So since I installed 14.04 an old issue re-arises: In cheese my webcam works fine, in skype its upside down. Before you could fix that by: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype but now ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Integrated webcam not detected after update to 14.04

Yesterday I updated my Thinkpad T530 from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (both x64). Since then the integrated webcam is not working anymore. I tried to use it with Skype and Google Hangouts, but it says that ...
1
vote
2answers
682 views

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
1
vote
0answers
6 views

PGM picture request

I am doing a project on face recognition and for that I need PGM pictures. So can you please provide me with a link from where I can get a PGM camera for my webcam?Or at least how to get a PGM ...
1
vote
1answer
588 views

Laptop in-built Web Cam stopped working HP Probook

My laptop (HP Probook) webcam has always worked. When I upgraded to 13.10 it stopped working. No solution found then so gave up. Recently upgraded to 14.04 still not working so thought I would ask ...
8
votes
4answers
291 views

How to disable internal webcam?

I want to disable the internal webcam of my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10? As suggested here, I already disabled the concerning kernel modules by blacklisting them. But after reboot the modules are ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I get my webcam to work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an HP Elitebook 850 G1, and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04, however Ubuntu is not detecting the built-in Webcam. Is there any ways to fix this, and why this is happening? output of the ...
2
votes
0answers
105 views

Getting two USB devices to run on different buses

My objective is to get two webcams streaming simultaneously on my computer. Because of bandwidth limitations of the uvcvideo driver (or see bottom of UVC faq), I need the two webcams to be on ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

Creative VFO-260 webcam not working

Using 14.04 LTS, have an older web cam creative model vfo-260 but can't get it to work. when I do lsusb I get ID 041e:4052 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Vista IM The camera does not show up in ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Logitech C920 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 hesitates / chops every 3 seconds

My Logitech HD Pro C920 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) runs out of the box (thanks to UVC, if I understand correctly), video and audio are sharp and clean, but only for 3 seconds... The video (audio ...
0
votes
1answer
210 views

Motion Webserver not working

So, I've installed Motion on ubuntu 12.10, and it seems to be working, for the most part. The /tmp/motion directory is filling with images... so far, so good... However, the built in webserver isn't ...
3
votes
0answers
292 views

Is the c930e Webcam- Logitech directly compatible with 14.04LTS at 1080p, H.264, & possibly UVC 1.5?

I saw this link and was told that Chris was doing a full review of Trusty Tahr to tens of thousands of geeks ... with the c930e Logitech webcam. Just wondered if anyone knew if it actually worked ? ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
125 views

Software to use webcam as camera [duplicate]

Is there software that allows the webcam to be used as a camera? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. Thanks!
0
votes
0answers
48 views

How do I get a iREZ K2 webcam working?

When I run the lsusb - command, it shows the webcam. However, I can't get any picture or video on Cheese. The same applies for any other webcam software on the Ubuntu Software Center. Here is the ...
1
vote
1answer
456 views

Change User Profile Photo in UBUNTU 14.04

Today, I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. And I open the cheese webcam booth, the webcam works fine. I want to change the user photo in profile, webcam not works. I also try "browse for more ...