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How can I record video from 2 webcams?

I own 2 Logitech C-615 webcams and I want to record their footage simultaneously. When I open Cheese I can only use one webcam, and I can't open another Cheese Window. When I try and use both Cheese ...
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Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam

Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam... the picture freezes when I press the 'Record a Video' button. If I stop the records, then try and click the record button again it crashes the ...
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inspiron 15 n5040 webcam has no color?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 Unity. I realize this might not be the right place, but I have dell inspiron 15 n5040 laptop and the web cam has no colors (tested with three different programs). I suppose ...
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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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Problem to install EasyCam

I had problem when I install the Easy Cam vitor@vitor-hp:~$ gksudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/core.py --gtk' vitor@vitor-hp:~$ kdesudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/core.py --qt' python: can't open ...
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Take picture from webcam when an incorrect password is entered [duplicate]

I would like to let the webcam take pictures of people who are trying to gain access of my laptop. on every incorrect login password the webcam should take picture. so, how can I do this. I have ...
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Webcam shows blank gray screen

I have a problem with webcam on Ubuntu 13.10 and ThinkPad T410s integrated camera. Webcam is detected, but video shows blank gray screen. I've preloaded v4l1compat.so before loading apps but it does ...
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Help with genius webcam

I'm trying to get my Islim 300X genius camera to work. lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 093a:262c Pixart Imaging, Inc. There are no linux drivers on the genius website. I've run "kamoso" but it ...
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How to make v4l2ucp's “Exposure, Auto Priority” persistent on reboot?

My laptop's webcam has the common too dark issue, and what fixes it is using v4l2ucp and activating "Exposure, Auto Priority". The problem is, the setting reverts after every reboot. Any way to make ...
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A4Tech webcam problem in Ubuntu

I have brought a webcap A4Tech Model no: PK-760E. I have a CD with it, but the driver is not workng for ubuntu but for Windows. How can I install the driver in Ubuntu so that I can make a video chat ...
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My camera doesn't work on Ubuntu

I have an Acer Aspire 5670 with a CrystalEye webcam. But in Cheese it doesn't even detect that there is a camera. What can I do?
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Dell Latitude E6230 webcam

Hi I am new to ubuntu I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Dell Latitude E6230. I am unable to use my webcam for some reason. Also have some problems with Flash on certain webpages. Is there anyone that has ...
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Camdesk doesn't work

I'm trying to use camdesk following this OMG article, but camdesk isn't working and not sending any error messages. I open it in terminal using: ./camdesk.py A white square appears in the middle ...
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Lifecam Cinema prevents boot into Ubuntu 13.10

When I have the lifecam cinema webcam plugged in, then there are problems booting into the operating system (ubuntu 13.1). Since I'm new to Ubuntu, I can only describe what happens. It boots as far ...
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C510 camera not working in skype

I have a C510 Logitech camera running 12.04. Looking up the list of cameras, this should just work out of the box, but it does not work in skype. lsusb gives this as the camera: Bus 003 Device 003: ...
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Tie via UDEV an external video webcam to /dev/video5 for Apache Server webcam streaming

My aim is to nail my Logitech C270 to /dev/video5 and my old less capable internal cam to /dev/video0 via setting UDEV rules as follows in /etc/udev/init.d/26-video-persistent.rules/ ...
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I can not get 'motion' working… seems to ignore changes to .conf file

I am trying to use 'motion' to setup some simple video surveillance in Ubuntu 12.10. I installed motion and edited the /etc/motion/motion.conf file, but it seems like the program is ignoring the ...
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ASUS eee pc 1000HA/H Camera not being detected

Hello I am new to Ubuntu I have an old ASUS eee 1000HA/H On Ubuntu 13.10 x32 with windows 7 dual boot I could not get the camera running in any OS I have it enabled in the BIOS My ...
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webcam toshiba satellite a305-s6825 not working on ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and webcam is missing I tried cheese but it didn't work out my laptop is toshiba satellite a305-s6825 and this is the output of lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID ...
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Jack and webcam videorecording

Is there any means to record sound and video from the webcam and microphone while jack is operating? Cheese stops recording when I start jack. VLC can output in jack and apparently record sound ...
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ZC0301 webcam Driver problem with Ubuntu distributions after 11.10

I'm having problem with Webcam and fed up with this search in Google for answers. So I've connected webcam to my computer having Ubuntu 13.10, and i tried to run luvcview program to simply see the ...
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VAIO webcam r5u87x

I have issues with a Sony Vaio webcam.And yes I tried the whole r5u87x fix. Apparently the last step fails in a Error: Failed to find any supported webcams. Any help will be appreciated. ...
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Webcam not detected? Lenovo T430

I have an integrated webcam in my Lenovo T430, and it is apparently supported on Ubuntu 12.04. I don't see it listed when I run lsusb or lspci. Any other options I can try? It should be compatible ...
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How to install adobe-flash-properties-gtk on Saucy 13.10?

How can I install adobe-flash-properties-gtk on the new Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy? It was present since last version Raring 13.04. Is there another way to control the sites allowed to use the webcam? The ...
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Webcam stopped working after upgrade to 13.10

Webcam was working fine in 13.04 but not anymore. Cheese says: ** (cheese:16942): WARNING **: cheese-main.vala:256: Error: No device found Same problem in Camorama, so it's not a cheese bug. ...
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Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings

I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their ...
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Dell XPS 15 (L502x) Integrated Webcam not working

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 on the Dell XPS 15 L502X but the integrated webcam is not working neither with cheese nor skype. Learned that there is no need to install drivers for this version (12.04) ...
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Wifi,Blutooth,Web Cam is not been detected by Ubuntu 12.10 lts

I am using HP Pavilion 15 -no11tu which has been awarded the status of Enabled for Ubuntu. When ubuntu was shiped with my hp laptop,Everything worked fine including wifi,webcam and bluthooth. Some ...
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Webcam not “detected” - Ubuntu 12.04

I have a usb microsoft livecam nx-3000 webcam connected to an ubuntu 12.04 laptop. (lsusb: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:0721 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam NX-3000 (UVC-compliant)) Under windows 7 and ununtu ...
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webcam not working in 13.04

I'm running 13.04 (64-bit version) but my webcam (Microsoft Lifecam NX-3000) stopped working when I upgraded. I downloaded the 32-bit drivers which fixed it for a while but now it's not recognised in ...
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C170 Ubuntu 13.04?

I've just purchased a C170 from logitech, and on my 2 pcs running Ubuntu 12 and 13, the system will not recognise that the cam is plugged in. When I plug in, the green light switches on for 10 ...
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Check available webcams via command line

is there a terminal command that lists all the webcams connected to my computer, including the native one? Maybe using ffmpeg package?
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Is there a software alternative in Ubuntu for iSpy in windows (multiple Web cam recording software[DVR] )?

I use iSpy in windows for recording multiple webcams and from multiple audio sources i.e, using the PC as a DVR. Is there a software for Ubuntu that can do that? I need advanced features like motion ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Problem :( :(

Respect to all :) I am here new to Ubuntu and just installed the fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit version on my Dell Inspiron N5110 (Core i7 with 4GB Memory) laptop along with Windows 7 on a ...
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Can I use a logitech C170 webcam on Ubuntu 13.04?

Does it need additional drivers? My computer does have a microphone, so I can always use that one. I just want to be sure before I buy it. Thanks in advance!
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How do I install drivers for webcams?

Currently when I plug in any USB webcam, the drivers does not load. My linux kernel version is 3.6.10. I tried the Ov51x modules as shown in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ov51x However the ...
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YawCam for ubuntu

I want to share video stream from my webcam. I use YawCam on my Win PC. Is there a similar program for Ubuntu?
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Webcam is not supported in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu on my Vaio CR VGN-CR35G/R. I am unable to use my webcam by the button on my laptop. I have installed cheese webcam utility but that also does not recognise my webcam. What to do?
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My webcam is upside down whenever I use it

Tried googling, didn't work. So, I'm using ubuntu 13.04. My webcam is an integrated ASUS. And I don't really know what I'm doing. If there is some software that would allow me to, like flip my video ...
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Skype, green screen, no microphone

I have issues with skype using my brand new System 76 Galago Ultrapro, running Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Skype through ubuntu software centre (after allowing Canonical partner stuff), but it won't ...
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Webcam not working in ubuntu 13.04?

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 but my webcam is not working.My laptop is Dell Inspiron 3521,it came with ubuntu installed and last time I remember webcam was working but now when I installed its not ...
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CIF single chip webcam settings [closed]

I have a webcam connected to my laptop, Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, I can't get a way to set my camera it only shows bright light. I have already tried a number of apps that use the camera to adjust it ...
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Cheese does not work sometimes

I'm using 12.04 64 bit and Cheese doesn't work sometimes. It just opens the main window and that's all; webcam isn't working. And the most important of all, this happens sometimes. How can I solve ...
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How can I disable the LED lights of a USB webcam?

I would like to disable the LED Lights on my V4L usb webcam. I would like to know if there is a generic method/way to handle that.
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webcam studio 13.04

I need to stream with watermarks. People say I need to use webcam studio to do that It installs but when I open it the only thing I have is "The module webcamstudio is not loaded. Virtual webcam ...
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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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What software could I use to do video surveillance?

I'm trying to set up a video surveillance system at home. Is there a software system out there that is easy enough for a beginner/basic user of 12.04 to set up and use? I've been attempting to ...
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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 ...