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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Stream Webcam via command line to vlc

I've spent the morning doing searches and can't find any tutorials on how to stream my webcam(with sound) so I can watch it remotely on VLC. I have avconv installed, and can stream to twitch just ...
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No control over USB mic input/output level, or other external devices while mic plugged in

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a Logitech C920 webcam and a brand new Blue Yeti usb mic. My intent was to run through all the input and output devices and settings while plugged in to my laptop, and ...
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After install some dvd programas and cheese input audio dont work in 12.04LTS

I installed some dvd programs and cheese (webcam program) in 12.04LTS 64 bit and after that the only program that recognize my input Audio webcam is Skype, the sound manager on the system setting ...
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Default webcam app

On a fresh 12.04 install what app does ubuntu use to take initial user profile pic? I want to use the same app to run webcam tests. Thanks
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How to get MacBook Air 6.2 webcam to work in Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Air 6.2 and I am wondering if there is anyone that has got the new webcam in MacBook Air 6.2 to work? It seems like Apple has changed a lot since the last MacBook ...
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Inbuilt Webcam not detected lenovo ideapad s 10 3c [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 13.10(fully updated) on my ideapad s10 3c.everything seems to work well except for the webcam which is not detected by the system(tried ...
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What is the hardware address of my Webcam Mic?

I know that the video is /dev/video0 however I do not know how to find the hardware address of my mic. I know that it is not hw:0,0 or any of those. The output of aplay --list-device is: **** List ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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Show date and time on GUVCViewer recordings?

I am using GUVCViewer to record video using my webcam. How do I display the current date time on the video which is being recorded?
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Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time?

Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time? I would like to use it simultaneously under Skype and under guvcview, but it can't do that. Thanks!
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How can I save frames from an IP camera to disk on demand?

I have an IP camera that is running correctly. I can open http:its.address.com/videostream.cgi in my browser and view the video successfully. Now I would like to create a program or script that saves ...
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Skype 4.2 webcam is green

I already install video4linux control panel and I already adjust the settings but the adjusted settings don't work for skype. The video was still green. How can I fix this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Trust Webcam on ubuntu 12.04

My Trust WB-1400T webcam does not work on Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried using cheese &Skype but nothing seems working. Can anyone help me on this please?? Thank you in advance!
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how to create a duplicate of /dev/video0?

I have 1 webcam connected to my computer but I want to use it in multiple programs. The problem is when I launch a second program, it tells me the webcam is already used. The programs which will use ...
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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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Is there any software that allows live multiple webcam picture-in-picture via Skype or Google Hangout?

I've looked in all the AskUbuntu forums, Stack Exchange forums, generic Google searches worded 23 different ways, YouTube searches worded 13 different ways, and still cannot find any answer to my ...
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Why does my camera pick up sound but not video on Ubuntu 12.04? (32bit)

I have a Microsoft Lifecam NX-3000 that was working perfectly fine for skype yesterday and so far today skype won't even recognize that I have a camera plugged in.. I tried checking it in cheese too ...
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Can I use my Panasonic VDR-D100 in Ubuntu?

Is it possible to use a Panasonic VDR-D100 with Ubuntu? I have googled around and saw nothing related about it. The camcorder is so old. I want to be able to capture video with c++ but taught it best ...
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Is there any REAL Skype alternative where I can add my Skype friends (without asking them to join to a new app)?

I have installed Skype but, despite the recent updates, it still seems to have bugs. Anyway, I am looking for an alternative for it, and I saw from internet that there are plenty of Open Source ...
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How can I use Java Mobile Phone's camera as a Webcam?

In windows there is a software called "Mobiola webcam" for use a mobile cam as a webcam . Is there any way for Linux (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ?
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About UBUNTU Operating System details in Dell 15 3521 Laptop

I have purchased new Dell 15 3521 Pentium Dual Core 3rd Generation Laptop having Operating system UBUNTU. I am unable to see information about system properties like Installed memory(RAM), Processor ...
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Disabled my built in laptop camera, but it re-enables after reboot

I'm on 12.04LTS. I have an external USB HD cam that I run as default (preferably). To do this, after every reboot I have to run sudo su -c 'echo "0" > ...
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libv4l2 error when using webcam with USB 3.0

I'm experiencing a problem when trying to use a webcam with my USB 3.0 ports. I have no problem using the USB 2.0 ports. I get the following error in guvcview or cheese: libv4l2: error turning on ...
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Is there package I can install for using a webcam as a document scanner?

My scanner recently broke and I'm looking for a way to scan multi-page documents using my web camera. Ideally, I'd like some sort of program that would analyse/average multiple images from the webcam ...
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webcam gives black after suspend

I was using skype when the computer automatically suspended/hibernated due to the battery condition. but when right after I switch on the computer and use skype all I get is a black screen from my ...
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How to change the default webcam? Changing dfaults in Multimedia selctor not working

I have Logitech c920 set up. With help from an experienced AskUbuntu user, I installed GUVCview, Video4 linux control panel, and QT V4L2 utility tester on here. I am able to change from my Toshiba's ...
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Logitech c920 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Where to begin? Does it work? Anyone using it on Hangouts?

I just got the Logitech c920 webcam for Christmas. I'm a little disappointed to read the different forum posts regarding the c920 and Ubuntu pairing. Ideally , I'd like to use this webcam on Google ...