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Take a picture from terminal

I want to be able to take a picture using the webcam from the terminal. This image then will be saved to a file. How can this be done?
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Guvcview Error “No video device found”

I am trying to use my SJCAM SJ4000 as a webcam, when i launch guvcview to record it i get the error "No video device found" i tried the same camera in VLC and it works fine, any ideas? Im running ...
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Streaming to an external server

I have to stream a webcam using an external server. That is, with my laptop I have to send the content of a webcam to an external server which will make a live stream of the webcam. The server use the ...
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How do i know what webcam driver to install?

I have a built in webcam for my laptop, I open Guvcveiw and it tells me the correct driver is not installed. I Don't know how this happens, or how to fix it, but my sister has the same exact computer ...
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Laptop Asus Integrated Webcam is disabled

I've searched around google for this problem, but all solutions weren't successful on my pc. So the situation is this: :~$ lsusb Protocol spec without prior Class and Subclass spec at line 17509 ...
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using wifi and Ethernet at the same time for network camera

I have a dlink network camera connected to my ARM board (running ubuntu 12.0.4) using a LAN cable. On the other hand, I also have a USB wiif module connected to my pi, which will be connected ...
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how to install Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Ubuntu 15.04

someone can help me install: how to install Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Ubuntu 15.04 its installed, just not working on skype.
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Help with Compiling a Driver with Kubuntu 15.10

I am trying to compile up a webcam driver for my old HP Pavilion. I have done this before with previous version of ubuntu, but now its having problems finding videodev.h. I have done the following: ...
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Default webcam app

On a fresh 12.04 install what app does ubuntu use to take initial user profile pic? I want to use the same app to run webcam tests. Thanks
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What command can I use to change the output location of MPlayer?

I'm using mplayer -vo png -frames 1 tv:// to make MPlayer take a single shot from my webcam. Currently, it saves it to the desktop. What command can I use to make it save the file to /var/www/html ...
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How can I change the webcam that MPlayer uses?

I can use mplayer -vo png -frames 1 tv:// to take a picture with my laptop's built-in webcam and save it to the hard drive. I want MPlayer to use my USB webcam instead of the laptop's built-in ...
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Webcam only works with luvcview

Does anyone know why my webcam would work in luvcview but not in cheese, vlc, firefox, etc? VLC doesn't seem to capture anything from the camera at all. cheese sorta works for about 2 seconds, but ...
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How to get my integrated webcam to show up in the USB bus?

I've been trying to get my HP DV7-6135dx's integrated webcam (HP TrueVision HD) to show up to be used. But, it won't even show up in the USB bus, so I can't do anything with it. I think OV51x is gonna ...
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Drivers / setup for Macbook Pro 11,3 webcam and Ubuntu 14.10?

I've not been able to find any documentation on whether or not I should expect to be able to make the webcam work on my Macbook Pro 11,3 with Ubuntu 14.10. Would appreciate guidance.
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How can I find out the supported webcam resolutions?

I have a web camera on my T500 Thinkpad. I would like to know its supported resolutions. Is there a way to find it out by means of software (and without having to consult the documentation)?
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Linux cannot recognize webcam

I have 2 Ubuntu`s in my laptop in two different partitions with common /home (14.10 32bit and 15.04 64bit), I am trying tu run my webcam using cheese and in both systems it wrotes me "No device ...
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Unable to recognize webcam

After some time, I want to use my webcam (built in laptop) again, but in /dev/ there is no file called video*, what should I do? I tried cheese, but it wrote "No device found". Few months ago ...
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Skype Camera not working in 15.04

my camera is not working in skype. I tried to use: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype which led to the following error message (skype started anyway): ERROR: ld.so: object ...
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Webcam not found on Lenovo Thinkpad E550

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on a new Thinkpad E550. Webcam is not found. Works fine in windows. Have tried GTK instead of Cheese. Have tried Ubuntu 15.
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How to turn on the integrated webcam?

How do I turn on the integrated web-cam on Dell Vostro I have Ubuntu 10.10
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Skype: Very high ping while using webcam

I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using Skype daily while working. The problem I'm facing is very high ping while my camera's video is open. Normally my ping is around 45ms while Skype ...
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Alternatives to Cheese [closed]

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and I find Cheese very basic, are there any alternatives (I have already read this Anything better than Cheese for video capture?, however that is only really on video ...
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After a while integrated webcam is disconnected

When I boot my ubuntu 12.04 i can see the output of my webcam through cheese, skype, etc... but then it freeze and in the dmesg it shows that is disconnected and it disappears from lsusb. Also the ...
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Full-screen Wine with cheese or guvcview

My question is pretty simple. If I am running a fullscreen application under Wine (let's say, a game), how can I make sure that a webcam previewer such as guvcview or cheese stays on top and sticks ...
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How can I use face authentication to log in?

I got a new Dell laptop and I used to login into Windows using webcam authentication. Now I have removed Windows and installed Ubuntu but I could not find any application for face authentication. How ...
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Webcam not working properly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my webcam is not working properly. It sometimes works on it while at other times it does not. I'm not able to figure out what is the problem here. Can someone help ?
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Playing the recorded video with gstreamer in kdenlive and VLC failed

I have a gstreamer pipeline to record Video+Audio from a Webcam as below: gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src device=/dev/video1 ! 'image/jpeg, width=1920, height=1080, framerate=30/1' \ ! jpegparse ! jpegdec ! ...
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How can I get my Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 to work in Ubuntu 14.04.3

The image from my new Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 will freeze right after I click "Record a Video" in Cheese and then appear to be recording normally. However, when I try to play the video in VLC it ...
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audio device not found! arecord -l has strange behaviour

I am in a very strange situation. I have a commodity hardware. I attached my webcam (Logitech C525) .Now here is what is happening: Running a record -l produces this output ...
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Are there any webcam programs that save the date in the meta data?

I currently use Cheese, but it isn't really compatible with Shotwell because it doesn't save the date in the meta data - only the file name. I could run a command to get the file name and put it into ...
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Capturing an “HD” video from Webcam using gstreamer pipeline is failed

I have a simple pipeline which is supposed to capture a video stream (+audio) from a webcam in JPEG and put it into a .mts container, but at the end when I try to play the file (using ffplay) or ...
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Installed google hangouts plugin, cam not detected

I'm a n00b, so please ELI5 answers. I was using firefox hello and my cam was working fine, then it muted my video on its own. I closed it and tried to use google hangouts. Had to install the plugin. ...
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Integrated Web Camera Driver Missing

I'm trying to set up my laptop's web camera and can't seem to figure out how. I've tried both with cheese and with Skype to open it and no luck. As far as I can tell it's a driver problem; the camera ...
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Built-in webcam not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad E450

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad E450. The system can't see the webcam, it's not found when I turn on Cheese or Skype, neither when I try to list it using lsusb. It works fine on Windows ...
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Is Logitech HD Webcam C615 supported?

Is Logitech HD Webcam C615 supported under Ubuntu? The list of drivers can be found here: http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/ But Logitech HD C510 is not on that list and I have that camera and it ...
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Syntek WebCam on ASUS F9E in Skype

Can't use my biult-in webcam with Skype. Bus 002 Device 002: ID 174f:6a33 Syntek Web Cam - Asus F3SA, F9J, F9S I've ran: sudo apt-get install subversion svn co ...
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Webcam not found on Thinkpad E550 (ubuntu 14.04)

I got a new laptop Thinkpad E550 and at first the touchpad was not working so I updated the kernel but now the webcam is not working. Cheese is giving the error "device not found" $ lsusb Bus 003 ...
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LD_PRELOAD fails with Skype

I'm trying to run Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, and getting a black void instead of my webcam input, when my webcam works with other applications such as Cheese. The traditional solution is to run ...
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webcam changes the color of video depending to the surrounding light conditions in a weird way

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Thinkpad T410 Whenever I am using video chat clients like Skype or Jitsi the video tends to change its colour depending on the sourrounding light. Outside with the ...
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Lightdm. Why is it hangs if the camera is connected

We using ubuntu on all pc workstations. There are ten machines with installed ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 versions, most of all has an issue with lightdm. Once it starts, it hangs. We see login screen, ...
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Webcam light turned on randomly for a while

I am using cinnamon desktop over ubuntu 14.04 and at the time when my webcam light flashed for a while my system was freezing because I had too many tabs opened on chrome and was trying to access ...
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ways to view a webcam in linux through commandline

Can someone advise the different options available to view a webcam in linux through command line? The only way I know is like this : mplayer tv:// -tv ...
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Cheese not detecting webcam

I'm trying to record video with a webcam I bought (Logitech C170), looks like Cheese doesn't detect it). It is wierd cause other apps like Camorama detect the webcam correctly. Camorama only takes ...
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Connect simultaneously to mobile internet connection and wireless

I have 4 ip cameras streaming to a local network, using a wireless router. I need to access these cameras from Ubuntu. This works fine when I am connected to the local network, but on the same PC I ...
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Built-in webcam not detected on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm having trouble getting my built-in webcam to work. I want to understand more about how drivers work and how a built-in webcam can be detected in the terminal or found. Here is my lsusb output: ...
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Skype videocall upside down

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Asus k50fa. When I use the webcam on Skype the video is upside down and on cheese is working fine. The webcam is the one built in with the laptop.
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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 ...
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Web cam does not work on Ubuntu 15.04

I have problem with my web cam, it works in Cheese but in any other app, like skype, google+ or simple web cam tester - nope .
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Driver for prolink pcc1310? Can it be converted to ubuntu supportable format

I have a prolink pcc1310 webcam. I installed Ubuntu(vivid vervet) yesterday and so I have experience of less than 24 hr with Ubuntu. I tried to install driver of the web camera but Ubuntu didn't ...
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built-in webcam and microphone not working (12.02 and 14.04)

Today for some reason I've realized that my webcam and microphone are not working any more, I've decided to upgrade to 14.04 (using that as an excuse, and assuming that after it the problem would be ...