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How to set the default Microphone [duplicate]

I am using an external Web-cam with a build-in Microphone. When I am using Skype or some other Software it doesn’t recognise the Microphone automatically. So I always have to activate it myself in the ...
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Two to Three webcams simultaneously running

Is it possible to use 2-3 different webcams in a laptop simultaneously? If it is, what is the application to use? Also, i want to use a webcam through USB but my laptop can't detect it. The built-in ...
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How to get webcam working with skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

In the past I was able to get my webcam working with Skype using the fix described here: Skype video not working after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 It meant starting skype with: ...
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Skype video feeds not showing

Skype video feeds show up as a green box. The webcam is a Microsoft lifecam but that should'nt matter because the camera works in cheese webcam both and the person i am skyping can see me. I thought ...
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HD Webcam not utilizing full resolution

I am using a Logitech c270h on Xubuntu 12.04 and it works with Skype, Pidgin, camorama, etc.... The issue I have is that I can not get it to utilize full resolution, which is 1280x720. v4l-info shows: ...
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send visuals to screen

I have a 3d printer, and web cam. The camera is all zoomed in on the printer, and the screen it currently displays on faces the street. I can set it all up, so ppl can view the printer as it prints ...
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installing webcam driver on acer 5740 laptop

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on my Acer 5740(laptop) i3 processor. My webcam is not working. Which driver is required to install so as to make my webcam work properly?
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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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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Builtin Webcam does not work in 12.04

I bought a Lenevo IdeaPad Y500. I erase its windows and install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on it. I can not use my webcam on my laptop. I check Skype and guvcview non of them can detect my webcam. The ...
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My webcam is not working with Google+ Hangout, can I make it work?

I just got an invitation for Google+, the video conference feature "hangout" is the first feature I checked out, and unfortunately the webcam is not working, the mic and speakers work ok. When I ...
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I have a HP Webcam model number EW1933AA, and I'm trying to get it to work on Ubuntu 13.04

I have the above mentioned webcam, and since I can't afford to go buy a new one at the moment I need this one to be working. It's really for Skype. This really being my first go at Linux. I'm not ...
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KWorld VS-USB2800D USB Video Capture

Problems getting this video capture device to work. I bought this one because a reviewer on Newegg said it works with Linux. xawtv works (I get video) but if I try to go full-screen, or to expand ...
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How to make the inbuilt webcam on HP Pavilion G4 work?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I tried to use Google Hangouts to check if my webcam works fine or not. It does not work at all, infact it's not working using cheese either. I tried to install ...
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Webcam Not working on Ubuntu 13.04

I got a hp probook 4430's 64 GB laptop I install the program and now my web-cam not working anymore any suggestions?
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Asus 1015PD laptop web cam doesn't work on Ubuntu 13.04

I have an Asus 1015PD eee pc. It has a azurwave web cam and it does not work on Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04. I am trying to solve this for a few months and if i can not i have to give up on Ubuntu. please ...
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Webcam issues… Puzzling

Since upgrading to 13.04, my webcam is no longer functioning in Skype. Audio still works, video does not. Issuing the lsusb command in a terminal shows: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:1100 Western ...
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Is it possible to use Logitech c310 webcam full-featured?

Through the software Cheese or other softwares in the Software Center, I can't take photos with the resolution 5 mega-pixels, can't use motion-detect,pan,tilt and zoom.Is it possible to use these ...
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Laptop restarts on installing ubuntu 12.10, Webcam issue

When I try to install Ubuntu from a live CD, the computer always restarts at a step where I have to chose my account picture or snap myself from a web-cam. At that step the installer loads my web-cam ...
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How do I prevent the installation to fail during the step of taking a picture?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but when during the installation I face some difficulty regarding the step in which Ubuntu tries to take a picture using the webcam. There is a window, when Ubuntu ...
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Calibrate the color profile for webcam

I'm using 12.10 Gnome. And I can't get my WebCam to work. This is the message I get when press the Calibrate... button: Installing packages by files isn't supported. This method hasn't yet been ...
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Unable to use Webcam in Compaq Presario CQ62

I have a Compaq Presario CQ62, I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.4, I am unable to get my built in webcam to work in chat rooms etc. I downloaded Camorama, it worked once, then refused to connect ...
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Webcam issue with skype on Lubuntu 13.04

I'm running Lubuntu 13.04 on an Acer netbook A105. I have installed Skype 4.2 on it. Though I can see my webcam working in my video settings, but I can't initiate or join a video call with my video ...
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Why is my webcam not detected on my Dell E6400?

My webcam is not detected on my Dell E6400 laptop. Neither Skype, nor Cheese, nor Camora detects it. It is turned on in the CMOS, but lsusb doesn't see it.
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RocketFish Webcam not working on 13.04 after reboot

Maybe someone can help. I installed my RocketFish webcam on my 13.04 install and it worked till I rebooted. Now it is not recognized and I can't figure out way. I did not change anything just ...
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USB Device No Longer 'Powering' Up In Ubuntu

I've run across a weird issue that I was wondering if anyone had seen before. We run a custom version of Ubuntu 10.04 at work and we've been testing some software that uses webcams recently, which 90% ...
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how do I get webcam to work on my lg x120 in lubuntu 13.04?

first time noob so dont be hard on me :) I recently installed Lubuntu 13.04 on an old LG x120 netbook, everything works fine except the webcam. tested it in skype, google hangouts and cheese. the ...
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How do I use a Gearhead WCF2600HDBLU camera?

I have a "Gearhead WCF2600HDBLU" camera and I'm trying to get it to work in Ubuntu 13.04. It is a known-working camera, and lsusb has the following relevant output: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0ac8:3420 ...
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Webcam is not working

I am using Dell inspiron n series laptop.I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 and now when I open apps like webcam toy on Google chrome I can see nothing but a black screen ! Can anyone help me ?
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Cheese isn't working from the Software Centre

I've been trying to use Cheese, but the current version from the Ubuntu Software Centre doesn't seem to work at all. It just opens and then closes. I downloaded the latest stable version from the ...
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How do I vertically flip my webcam's image?

My USB webcam is precariously mounted on the desk I'm using. The clamp damages my monitor; Better lighting etc. etc. Works like a charm but all that is needed is to vertically flip the picture for ...
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12.04, My logitech webcam wont work now. Any built in testing for webcams?

i started the guvcview application to see if my webcam is still working. it recognizes that the camera is pluged in but the app isnt bringing up the second window of the video feed. so i unplugged ...
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How do I get drivers for the web cam on my Toshiba Satellite C855?

I am a new user to ubuntu (and linux for that matter). I am aware that a lot of my drivers and controls for the computer hardware did not re-install once I loaded ubuntu. I am curious if drivers exist ...
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How to fix v4l2 Input/output error, vostro 1510 ubuntu 13.04 64bits?

I clean install upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 64btis, but the cheese and simplecv are no longer functioning properly. In previous versions of Ubuntu, everything worked normally. By running the two ...
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Internal webcam not recognised

I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos, model number NP700Z5C-SO2UB, with Ubuntu 13.04, and the internal webcam doesn't work. Following advice for others who had similar problems I installed Cheese, and ...
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My web cam is not working

My web cam device has suddenly stopped working without any reason. Even it worked some days ago. Its saying that, "no device found". What should i do ? I'm currently using Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook. ...
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Does Trust Zyno HD Webcam work on Ubuntu 13.04?

Does this work on Ubuntu 13.04 http://www.amazon.it/Trust-Zyno-Full-Vid-Webcam/dp/B006TACFNK ? I know that Trust Webcam eLight Full HD 1080p works on Ubuntu, but would like to use the newer model if ...
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Webcam software [duplicate]

I am keen to use my web cam but can not find any suitable software to facilitate this, could someone please suggest any other applications? I have tried the software site associated with the Ubuntu ...
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Running a webcam with built-in mic in Skype - Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, While using Skype it will happily pickup my webcam feed, but can't seem to get the mic working. In Skype's audio settings I only get one option, which is "pulse audio" seems ...
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Audio from speaker on PC not workin during Google+ Hangout 12.10

Ever since I freshly installed Ubuntu 12.10, I have sound issues during Google+ Hangouts. I hear a strong echo, reverb, and what not. Mostly after 5-15 minutes it corrects itself, but not all my ...
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How to change resolution in cVLC?

I was trying to get a webcam feed set up with VLC (via the command line,) and I cobbled together the following command: cvlc v4l2:// : v4l2-vdev="/dev/video0" --sout ...
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Asus K52F laptop web camera shows upside-down picture in Skype

How to fix upside-down picture produced by web camera in Asus K52F (1.3 Mpix, don't know the model) laptop (Intel i3 M350, Intel video, Ubuntu 10.10) ? Update: It seems ridiculous :) but the ...
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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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ffserver troubleshooting. streaming video from ubuntu server

I have a raring ring-tail server, which I want to stream video from an attached USB webcam. I have followed this guide to install ffmpeg, ffserver, and numerous codecs. ...
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Logitech C310 webcam not working well with Guvcview and Cheese

I just bought a new webcam, Logitech C310. It doesn't work well with either Guvcview or Cheese with their default settings, under Ubuntu 12.04. The recorded video and audio are not synchronized in ...
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Picture/Video capture programs

What software options are there for taking videos and or pictures within Ubuntu (Much like Apple's Photobooth)? Please limit one software solution per answer and include key features/description of ...
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how to detect the number of usb devices picking up video

Please help. If I have multiple devices connected via usb to my computer, is it possible to detect which of those devices are web cameras and count them?
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Need a way to start web cam recording at specific time

I have a laptop with an integrated camera and I want to write a script that will record a 10 minute video when the clock reaches a certain time. What apps/commands can I use to achieve this?
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External webcam for

I have a Toshiba laptop with built in web cam and a Logitech web cam for my big screen TV. On video calls the built in cam works. can I switch this feature to the external web cam. How can I get my ...
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Lenovo Y500 camera not working

I am new to Ubuntu and linux in general. I was able to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Lenovo Y500 after many tries, everything seems to work perfectly except the builtin camera. I've installed ...
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Laptop webcam doesn't work?

I have an E-Machine E525 that I have just put Ubuntu 10.0.4 on. All other devices seem to be working well but the Acer Suyan built in web cam doesn't work so well. Any packages that might help would ...