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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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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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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 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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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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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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Rotate a Video in gstreamer pipeline

I have this pipeline to record from two webcams simultaneously: gst-launch-1.0 -v v4l2src device=/dev/video0 num-buffers=300\ ! "video/x-raw,width=800,height=600,framerate=30/1" ! videorate\ ! "video/...
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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, users,...
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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 driver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/...
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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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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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Are there any webcam finger tracking projects?

I'm looking for a good piece of free webcam finger (or object) tracking software. I am wondering if there is any, as my searches have been pretty fruitless.
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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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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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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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video recorder for Ubuntu

looking for video recorder applications in Ubuntu what can: -Record videos from webcam -It can save for example last 15 minuets so I can review that recorded video, I don't want it record all time ...
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webcam not being detected in ubuntu 14.04 dell laptop

I recently bought my dell 15 3543 with their integrated ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am having issue with starting the webcam. I have installed cheese to test webcam but when I start cheese from terminal it ...
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Webcam light ON suspiciously

Today after I just finished my skype chat with my parents, I noticed that my webcam light was on. I closed skype and then classes all browsing or internet related applications but it was still on. I ...
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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image - Take 2

I believe i have the same problem described in this question: Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image I have a Acer Aspire 5612WLMi with Lununtu 15.04 (Kernel 3.19.0-25-lowlatency), the relevant ...
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I cannot get my webcam to work on ubuntu 15.04

webcam type : GEMBIRD usb webcam webcam ID : 1908:2311 Program Used: cheese error message: libv4l2: error turning on stream: Input/output error (cheese:6118): cheese-WARNING **: Could not read from ...
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Allowing multiple programmes to access /dev/video0 simultaneously?

I've just recently noticed that video from my webcam does not always work in a programme, so long as something else is accessing it. Let's explain this with some usage examples: I'm running uTox (a ...
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15.04 - Delays after logging off

Preparing Windows 10 arrival and refusing to let Microsoft or any other company to watch my activity, I finally also installed Ubuntu on our family computer in the leaving room after using it on my ...
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How to create a virtual video device in ubuntu

I have a local server which just publish video to a address http://localhost:8080 I can get the video on any browser in the local network. Is there a way to create a virtual video device which will ...
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Sony Vaio VGN FZ21E WebCam

Gang!!! I use a Sony Vaio Laptop Computer, model VGN-FZ21E, with Lubuntu (last upgraded version). My problem is about the internal WebCam (Motion Eye) and Microphone: Lubuntu doesn't recognize these ...
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Camera is not responding after closing the program with ctrl+c

I'm working on camera using opencv 2.4.10 and C++ with Ubuntu 14.04 , When I run a program using the camera and stop it with Ctrl + C, I can't get it run for a second time and it gives me the ...
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How to test if my laptop components is already working?

I previously test to run Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from the disk to try if my hardwares will work. I've test the WiFi and the graphics card, the WiFi works but the graphics card nvdia geforce gt 720m is need ...
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Moving webcam over from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 - permission denied

I am trying to move to ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 12.04, but I'm having some trouble with my webcam. Specifically, whenever I try to access /dev/video0, I get a permission denied. on Ubuntu 12.04, my ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Air 7.2

I am having a few problems with running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Air 7.2. Namely the webcam, WiFi and it doesn't wake up when I close the lid. Googling the 7.2 version with Ubuntu doesn't bring up ...
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Zoom/pan/tilting webcam

I have a logitech camera and I need a way to zoom the image. I tried lots of options but none game me that option. Can someone help? I would be more confortable with CLI tools by the way.
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Integrated webcam problem on Ubuntu

I just try to get my integrated webcam into my virtual machine Ubuntu 14.04 with VMware workstation. But when I use cheese or everythings else I just have a black screen... So for the technicals ...
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Use webcam with PulseAudio while JACK is running?

I use JACK Audio Connection Kit with pulseaudio-module-jack so that all of my PulseAudio apps play sound through JACK. It works perfectly for 99% of my needs but I've found that JACK grabs my webcam ...
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Web Based Video Recording GUI

I've created a gstreamer pipeline code for capturing the screen and video of a webcam and putting both in sync into a single file. I'm looking for a web based "open source" UI to use (and develop/...
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KVM : Connect USB PS3 Eye Webcam to Virtual Machine

General Question: What keeps a USB device from registering correctly in a KVM virtual machine? Specific: The PS3 Eye (ID 1415:2000 Nam Tai E&E Products Limited or OmniVision Technologies, Inc ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect webcam

Cheese just doesn't detect the webcam .. nor other software. This is an MSI GT70 2PC. I cannot even find someone having the problem. The webcam even works fine on windows 8.1 . I also tried adding ...
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How can I display a still image / short video loop through a webcam? [duplicate]

I need to sneak away from my desk without the person I'm video chatting realising. I am staying pretty still, and she's working so not that observant. I think a still image would fool her for long ...
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Running multiple pipelines of gstreamer simultaneously in sync

Thanks to help of "thiagoss" I made these pipelines below for gstreamer. one is capturing via Webcam and the other from frame grabber. the thing now is that I don't know how to merge them ( I want ...
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HD recording via logitech c930e webcam

I want to record an Hd video stream via this webcam (hopefully using a script) to capture simultaneously with a screen recording into one container. (you can see the pipeline code I've used before, ...
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Something is using my camera on Ubuntu 14.04.2

My camera is always active and it shuts down(led on camera) when I open-close cheese web-camera program. Is someone using my camera or just a bug? I have heard that many can control web-cameras. On ...
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Laptop webcam no longer recognised in Ubuntu 15.04

As the title implies, my laptop no longer seems to see the built in webcam. I installed 15.04 about a week ago and it's been fine until around yesterday. lsusb: Bus 004 Device 006: ID 1770:ff00 Bus ...
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Two webcams of the same model are not working

I've been developing a dual webcam system for stereoscopic purposes, in a linux enviroment, using c++ with the opencv library The ideal setup would be with 2 webcams of the same model, but it didn't ...