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FFmpeg rc buffer underflow

I have a problem with running ffmpeg+ffserver on my old laptop which has 1.7 Pentium 4 Single Core CPU. FFmpeg causing high CPU usage up-to 100% while running it produces "rc buffer underflow" error ...
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desynchronized audio with video after recording a webcam (With avconv 11-6:11-1 )

Giving the following function, I recorded a Logitech C525 webcam stream with sound and that gives me an unsynchronized video with sound. It progressively delay till 15 seconds on 1h30... I have now ...
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Thinkpad edge e535 Ubuntu 12.04 issues

I have a lenovo thinkpad edge e535 AMD A8 laptop. I purchased it a couple of years ago with Windows 7 preinstalled. Before a couple of months, I decided to install Ubuntu on this laptop for several ...
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How to set webcam video as desktop background?

I use a webcam to monitor inbound traffic, etc. for my office and would like to be able to set my desktop background to be a live feed from my webcam on my secondary or both monitors. How would one ...
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Skype not detecting webcam and microphone, while Audacity does

I have a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (Quickcam Pro 9000) and Skype doesn't detect it. When I start pavucontrol, the only place I can find the microphone is in "Configuration", where it is listed as: ...
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See processes which use device

I have this (hopefully) irrational fear someone might hijack my webcam, especially since some of my colleagues started to put some tape around theirs. For some reason I am sometimes not able to ...
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Webcam detected but not showing up

I'm using Acer 4530 with Suyin webcam. The webcam can be detected but not showing anything. Before I start anything, I ran lsof /dev/video0 to make sure nothing is using the camera, and I started ...
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Gstream video stream error

I'm trying to stream webcam video from one computer to another with low or zero latency. I used the following command. Sender: gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src ! video/x-raw,width=640,height=480 ! x264enc ! ...
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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How to enable WebCam in a browser?

My built-in WebCam on a Compaq 615 works in Skype and cheese, but doesn't work using a browser in chats like omegle. I can't enable it. Clicking on the flash player option doesn't do anything. How ...
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Webcam old vaio not detected

I'm runnin ubuntu on a VGN-CR150F and my webcam is not detected. I'm not sure if there's a way to work this out. I've seen many solutions for different vaio versions but not for mine. Thanks
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Recommend FOSS Webcam Sharing Software

This question feels lousy to ask but... I am just having the hardest time finding software that can let me share what my USB webcam sees with my co-workers on a LAN. Cheese is popular but it seems ...
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WebCam is not recognized on my Samsung 300v5a-s19

I have Samsung 300v5a-s19ru laptop, and its WebCam is not recognized. I tried to follow this manual, but it doesn't work for me. When I'm trying to start Cheese, it doesn't see any WebCam at all. ...
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How to get my webcam working on Skype?

My HP webcam doesn't work on Skype. I have Ubuntu version 14.01 and I don't really want to buy an external webcam. Can anybody please help?
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No webcam detected on dell

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, model PP29L reference No 07146. It was running Windows Vista with no problems. I decided to get rid of Vista and installed Kubuntu 14.10 32bit. After ...
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Logitech c310 with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I am currently trying to use my Logitech c310 camera with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS but have gotten no where with it. I have built and installed the uvc drivers. All i need to do is take a picture any ...
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Web cameras fails under 14.04 with usb2

system: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz RAM:8Gb XUbuntu 14.04 (all latest updates) kernel: 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 13 19:36:28 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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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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Sony Vaio Ricoh Webcam not working

I've been stumped by this for a couple of days now trying to get my webcam on my laptop working with my Ubuntu. It is a dual booted Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 if that matters for anything. My webcam works ...
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How to install the default Ubuntu webcam driver?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 lts and a Android tv box that I managed to install a slimmed down Ubuntu desktop 14.04 lts. When I plug my Microsoft lifecam into my laptop it works out ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 webcam failure

i'm running kubuntu 14.04 on a lenovo t440s. The webcam has working perfectly until a few hours ago. This morning i also did some tests with motion and everything was going smoothly. Now i can't find ...
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Configure webcam

I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet? Links: Kernel modules with ...
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How do I install drivers for a Logitech webcam?

I have tried to set up a Logitech C270 webcam, and it will not work even though this webcam is one on a list of compatible webcams. How do I get the drivers for this webcam?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Hangouts video upside down

I am using Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is ASUS A52F. The problem is that by default the webcam video is inverted everywhere (Skype, Hangouts). When launching ...
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How do I load a module that has no signature in ubuntu 12.04?

I've got a custom module for a Mightex camera that has been tested for ubuntu 12.04 which I'm using. I have installed it however something is not working. I think it has to do with this dmesg output: ...
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Driver written and tested for ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04, how can I make it work for Ubuntu 14.04?

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for the following problem. I have a Mightex USB webcam and the drivers I have been given (including source code under GNU GPL) say they have been tested and work ...
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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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As below specs Linux OS can be Install? all driveres will be availabel releted to hardware? [duplicate]

OS Operating system FreeDOS Processor Processor Intel® Core™ i5-4210U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1.7 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) MEMORY Memory, standard 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) ...
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Ubuntu immediately 'forgets' sound input device setting

I have two microphones attached to my computer: one built into my webcam, and one as part of a USB headset. I'd prefer to to use the USB headset mic for sound input. When the computer boots, the ...
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Launcher for Skype with webcam

I am a newbie on Linux distributions... I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to create a launcher for skype with this particular command: bash -c ...
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After update, Cheese doesn't find external webcam? Why?

After a resent update to Ubuntu 14.10, I can not use my external webcam with any of the programs for webcams. It only sees my laptop built-in webcam now. It use to give me a choose which cam I want ...
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Webcam not detected in cheese, also not listed in lsusb

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. Webcam works fine in windows. But in ubuntu , cheese shows "no device found". Here is my output of lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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Too much noise while recording on 12.10 [closed]

I'm using Kubuntu 12.10 with Backports enabled and I'm getting too much noise while doing screencasting in Kazam or other aplications like Recordmydesktop, noise also appears while recording webcam ...
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My web cam does not work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to use my laptop's web camera on Chromium web-browser(Version 39.0.2171.65 Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit). I already have installed flash player and FlashPaper too, but the problem is the same: ...
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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...
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Block firefox from accessing webcam

I would like to disable the webcam for firefox. My notebook has a built in webcam with awful quality, not only I don't want people I interact with on firefox to know that I do have a webcam, whenever ...
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Slow motion video software program

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 ubuntu 64bit and I'm looking for a slow motion software package like slowmoVideo http://www.webupd8.org/2014/02/create-classy-slow-motion-videos-in.html I tried installing ...
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Webcam upside down when using skype

When I use skype my video is upside down. But when I use Google hangouts or cheese it is fine. How do I fix this? I have tried many things and nothing ever has worked. My laptop is a Asus K53E.
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My USB webcam is not being recognised

I have recently changed my computer software from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04. I am aware of the app Cheese, and I know many people are struggling with the webcam not working with Cheese. For me, the ...
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How do I get my LifeCam VX-7000 working on Ubuntu 13.10?

My kernel version: 3.11.0-14-generic Kernel Log: kernel: [ 221.693346] usb 2-6: USB disconnect, device number 3 kernel: [ 224.952130] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci ...
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Webcam not working nor detected

I recently bought Acer Aspire E3-111-C10N (8GB version), and to my surprise webcam is not working. lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction ...
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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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External webcam not detected

I have a Lubuntu 13.10 installed on a HP Pavillon dv6000. I just bought a new webcam, Make is Growing, model is "Impala PC Camera". I want to use it with skype, but it is not detected at all. Nor it ...
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install driver for ricoh r5u870 webcam

I'm trying to install the driver for the webcam for my Sony laptop. I got the driver from here, and I followed the installation guide. But I got the following error when I type in make: ...
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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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Take photo using webcam

I would like to take a photo from my webcam. As I moved from Windows to Ubuntu I wonder if there is a built-in way to achieve this or I need special software. If so can you suggest a good one?
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS ...
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Can ubuntu be compromised?

My main reason for switching over here from Windows was because with the release of Windows 10, the VP of Microsoft wrote in the ToS (Yes, I read this with my very own eyes while installing it) that ...
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linux volume change after plugging USB camera or changing playback from a different SW

When I plug in a USB camera then the volume levels are changed to some preset values. It also happens sometimes when I start some audio playback from a different SW (e.g. radiotray or mplayer). I ...
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Will Ubuntu support my machine features? [closed]

I'm looking to download and install the latest version of Ubuntu to replace the current version of Windows I had pre-installed on my machine when bought it. I have some really neat features on the ...