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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ? ...
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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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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!
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Webcam Install not listed by lsusb

Hallo I have a new Acer V5-573g and Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to install the webcam but if I use the Command: sudo lsusb I get these results: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 001 ...
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WebCam doesn't work - Ubuntu 14.04 - Dell Inspiron 14 3421 [closed]

When I open Cheese on terminal - this happend: prtiago@dell:~$ cheese (cheese:14809): Clutter-WARNING **: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: cheese-application.vala:291: ...
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Compiling linuxtv fails when appliying patch

I have upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04 from 13.10 today. I found that my third party webcam packages were deleted during upgrade. I was using linuxtv drivers, so i followed the instructions given in this ...
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Camera upside down in Skype 4.2 nothing works [Ubuntu 12.01] [Skype 4.2] [Asus F3Sa]

I spent hours trying to fix this but nothing worked. I gave it a new shot today but failed. My camera works perfectly fine if I test it in system settings -> Hardware. The problem is skype. First I ...
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Need to disable USB device

My laptop has a built in camera. Ubuntu detects this as a pluged in USB device and turns on the power. One, I don't want the camera on all the time, feel like some one is watching me. Two, it starts ...
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Webcam not working on Sony Vaio with 12.04

I'm new to ubuntu, literally installed it yesterday, but enjoying it so far! Except for this issue with the webcam, which is not working at all. I've been through the questions and answers here, and ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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Motion 3.2.12 with a Logitech Orbit Sphere Camera - Does not track?

I have installed motion and am successfully using it to display a video stream. The problem I have here is using the Tracking features within Motion. I keep getting ioctrl error messages when I send ...
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How can I broadcast a local video file as a webcam feed?

I want to broadcast a local video file file.avi as if it were a webcam via a flash-based broadcasting system inside Google Chrome on a public website (a-la ustream).
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WEBCAM software with Motion Detection help with MOTION

Greetings I am searching for some Ubuntu software for using webcam. It needs to be able to record video with motion detection with the option of saving it to disk. I have tried ZONEMINDER and found ...
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Missing USB devices on ThinkPad X1

I've been running Ubuntu 13.10 on my ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 6 months. A couple of months ago the camera spontaneously stopped working; I'm not sure what the trigger was, but it could have been an ...
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How to manage connection lost with avconv

what I am trying to do is record the stream of an IP cam using avconv. It works great, but I need the recording to finish in the event that the connection to the camera was lost, either because the ...
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can't handle tinychat broadcasting option

I was hanging on the website bobisnothing.com and I want to use webcam of my laptop in order to make a broadcasting. but when I click on the button "start broadcasting" I have to click "allow" to ...
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Can I Use Ubuntu Server As A Desktop?

an older relative of mine still has Windows XP. The hardware is ok for XP, but definetively too weak for Windows 7. Also, I think, Ubuntu would be a nice OS for him to work with, since it's easy and ...
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How do I initialize webcams without signing in to an X session?

I'm attempting to use OpenCV for a robotics project, and I'd like to be able to capture from the webcam without having to log in to an X session on the host. Currently I have to sign in through the ...
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Why doesn't cheese work on Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently replaced Windows by Ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu however does not recognize my graphics card (ati radeon hd 5470) nor my webcam. I installed Cheese to solve the problem with the webcam, but ...