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How to create a virtual video device in ubuntu

I have a local server which just publish video to a address http://localhost:8080 I can get the video on any browser in the local network. Is there a way to create a virtual video device which will ...
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How to manually power-on the webcam?

I have a Clevo laptop with a built in webcam, on the keyboard there's a helpful Fn+F10 hotkey that seems to power the device on and off. I'd like to have some control over the webcam without needing ...
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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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Sony Vaio VGN FZ21E WebCam

Gang!!! I use a Sony Vaio Laptop Computer, model VGN-FZ21E, with Lubuntu (last upgraded version). My problem is about the internal WebCam (Motion Eye) and Microphone: Lubuntu doesn't recognize these ...
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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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Webcam in VirtualBox (Ubuntu Guest/Ubuntu Host)

I have already read the following questions: Unable to start webcam in Ubuntu + Virtual Box Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP ...
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Webcam isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64(Lenovo G510, intel i5) but cheese is not working, nor skype. The first thing I did was sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` I then tried to ...
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Camera is not responding after closing the program with ctrl+c

I'm working on camera using opencv 2.4.10 and C++ with Ubuntu 14.04 , When I run a program using the camera and stop it with Ctrl + C, I can't get it run for a second time and it gives me the ...
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How to test if my laptop components is already working?

I previously test to run Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from the disk to try if my hardwares will work. I've test the WiFi and the graphics card, the WiFi works but the graphics card nvdia geforce gt 720m is need ...
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How do you zoom in and out while on a Skype call?

I am using a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 and Skype 2.2.0.25 and Ubuntu 11.04. I can not figure out how to zoom in and out during a video chat, although it is possible under windows using Logitech's ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Air 7.2

I am having a few problems with running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Air 7.2. Namely the webcam, WiFi and it doesn't wake up when I close the lid. Googling the 7.2 version with Ubuntu doesn't bring up ...
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Moving webcam over from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 - permission denied

I am trying to move to ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 12.04, but I'm having some trouble with my webcam. Specifically, whenever I try to access /dev/video0, I get a permission denied. on Ubuntu 12.04, my ...
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Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP

I have Windows XP installed in my VirtualBox. The integrated webcam is working fine in Ubuntu but Windows XP can't recognize it (can't find the webcam in device manager, and it doesn't ask for driver ...
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Zoom/pan/tilting webcam

I have a logitech camera and I need a way to zoom the image. I tried lots of options but none game me that option. Can someone help? I would be more confortable with CLI tools by the way.
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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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Built-in camera not working Ubuntu 12.04 + Lenovo Ideapad Y400

I have problems with my built-in camera, I've been looking at. It doesn't work with cheese nor any other programs and it worked fine with windows. The programs recognize the cam as Lenovo EasyCam but ...
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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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How do I install video4linux2 in Ubuntu 12.10, and do I need to?

I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I am trying to get a couple of old external USB webcams working on my laptops. The built-in laptop webcams work ...
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Integrated webcam problem on Ubuntu

I just try to get my integrated webcam into my virtual machine Ubuntu 14.04 with VMware workstation. But when I use cheese or everythings else I just have a black screen... So for the technicals ...
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Use webcam with PulseAudio while JACK is running?

I use JACK Audio Connection Kit with pulseaudio-module-jack so that all of my PulseAudio apps play sound through JACK. It works perfectly for 99% of my needs but I've found that JACK grabs my webcam ...
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Web Based Video Recording GUI

I've created a gstreamer pipeline code for capturing the screen and video of a webcam and putting both in sync into a single file. I'm looking for a web based "open source" UI to use (and ...
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Intigrated webcam not working ubuntu 15.04

i installed ubuntu 15.04 in my laptop but the webcam is not working. message displayed is 'no video device found'. already tried with 'fn+camera' but still not working.
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Ubuntu webcam access core-dumps on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu running as guest OS on VirtualBox. I want to do some programming in cv2 (openCV) involving the built-in webcam on my dell laptop, but when I try to run Cheese, I get: ...
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Enable default camera in Lenovo T410

I was using Lenovo T410 with Windows. Last week I wiped off Windows and installed Ubuntu 10.10 as my primary OS. Now, I am not sure how to install/enable the default camera in ubuntu. I searched ...
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KVM : Connect USB PS3 Eye Webcam to Virtual Machine

General Question: What keeps a USB device from registering correctly in a KVM virtual machine? Specific: The PS3 Eye (ID 1415:2000 Nam Tai E&E Products Limited or OmniVision Technologies, Inc ...
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sony vaio vpccw1s1e webcam not working

I've got a Sony Vaio vpccw1s1e laptop and I can't get the webcam working. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. I have no idea where to start with fixing this so any help is greatly received.
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How to check the working condition of my webcam

Cheese web cam booth is showing "no Divice Found". I have to understand - is the program is at fault or web cam itself.
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Integrated webcam in ubuntu 14.04

Cam is not working for skype (used to work some time ago). dvgrab - Error: no camera exists. According to skype - no devices found. According to System settings -> Multimedia -> Audio and video ...
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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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Problem with gstreamer - jpeg format in recording HD

I'm using this pipeline script to capture simultaneously from a webcam (in 1080P - 30 fps) and a framegrabber (24 fps) and the audio into one container: gst-launch-1.0 \ v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ...
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Webcam light flashing randomly

So basicly a few weeks ago the light on my webcam just randomly starts flashing, I have a lenovo G520 running ubuntu 14.10 I also reinstalled my system with a newer and it still happens? What do you ...
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14.10 Image Viewer bug, click>drag pic leaves pointer changed

I just updated from 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday. Today I stumbled on a bug in Image Viewer. Tried to report as per https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/report-ubuntu-bug.html but after "Collecting ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect webcam

Cheese just doesn't detect the webcam .. nor other software. This is an MSI GT70 2PC. I cannot even find someone having the problem. The webcam even works fine on windows 8.1 . I also tried adding ...
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Webcam's Image Upside Down and with Zoom

I'm trying do my notebook's webcam works on Skype 4.1, but I am not having success. The problem is that the webcam's image appears upside down and with zoom. This problem don't happen on Skype ...
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How to disable integrated webcam and still be able to use an external one

I am looking for a way to disable the webcam that is integrated into my laptop. The webcam is using uvcvideo module but I do not want to blacklist it since it is also being used by an external webcam ...
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Take a picture from terminal

I want to be able to take a picture using the webcam from the terminal. This image then will be saved to a file. How can this be done?
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Asus K50I Webcam with image up side down on skype

I've Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus k50I laptop and as I try to test my video settings on Skype my image is upside down. I've searched some solutions. I've installed libv4l-0 , also libv4l-0:i386 and then ...
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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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my webcam wont work, but it worked fine yesterday? ubuntu 14.04

I havent removed any software or anything. its a gateway nv 522 or something that used to have windows 8 but failed so I used ubuntu. also the wireless doesnt seem to be working, which was also fine ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Thinkpad T440s Integrated webcam not detected

I am hoping someone can help me in figuring out how to get my integrated webcam to work, it's really frustrating, if I haven't included information that would be helpful for debugging this, please, ...
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How can I display a still image / short video loop through a webcam? [duplicate]

I need to sneak away from my desk without the person I'm video chatting realising. I am staying pretty still, and she's working so not that observant. I think a still image would fool her for long ...
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Use webcam to sense lighting condition and adjust screen brightness

Is there a way to have my webcam sense lighting conditions and adjust screen brightness accordingly?
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Laptop webcam no longer recognised in Ubuntu 15.04

As the title implies, my laptop no longer seems to see the built in webcam. I installed 15.04 about a week ago and it's been fine until around yesterday. lsusb: Bus 004 Device 006: ID 1770:ff00 Bus ...
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Running multiple pipelines of gstreamer simultaneously in sync

Thanks to help of "thiagoss" I made these pipelines below for gstreamer. one is capturing via Webcam and the other from frame grabber. the thing now is that I don't know how to merge them ( I want ...
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Can another computer connect to my webcam via USB?

So I have my machine that has a webcam on it and I want to be able to access this webcam from another machine via USB. The other machine should be able to connect and see my machine as a webcam. ...
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Something is using my camera on Ubuntu 14.04.2

My camera is always active and it shuts down(led on camera) when I open-close cheese web-camera program. Is someone using my camera or just a bug? I have heard that many can control web-cameras. On ...
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HD recording via logitech c930e webcam

I want to record an Hd video stream via this webcam (hopefully using a script) to capture simultaneously with a screen recording into one container. (you can see the pipeline code I've used before, ...
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audio device not found! arecord -l has strange behaviour

I am in a very strange situation. I have a commodity hardware. I attached my webcam (Logitech C525) .Now here is what is happening: Running a record -l produces this output ...
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Why browsers cannot recognise external webcamera?

My laptop has an inbuilt web camera but I want to use an external, USB web camera. Most of the programs can recognise it, but browsers don't (exactly Flash plugin).
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Two webcams of the same model are not working

I've been developing a dual webcam system for stereoscopic purposes, in a linux enviroment, using c++ with the opencv library The ideal setup would be with 2 webcams of the same model, but it didn't ...