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webcam the aplication - how to set ftp to number/timestamp files same way as they are in local archive

On Lubuntu 14.10 I have set a webcam to take picture every 5 minutes and upload to FTP and save in local archive with file name snap%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S.jpg. I would like to set the webcam app to upload ...
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How to turn on the integrated webcam?

How do I turn on the integrated web-cam on Dell Vostro I have Ubuntu 10.10
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Why my webcam does not work when using a browser, while it works fine locally? [on hold]

I am using a dell inspiron 1545 laptop with integrated webcam. I use cheese or gstreamer-properties to access to it locally. I try to access to it via google hangouts and flash webcam sites like ...
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black screen in webcam

I don't know why the webcam stopped, I have used yesterday and the webcam is working great. Today I have turned on my laptop and when I have opened cheese the cam doesn't work, the cam is on black ...
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Webcam not found on Ubuntu 14.04

My webcam does not work and says it's not found. After typing lsusb, my computer shows: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b28a Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd However, I have Sony Visual Communication ...
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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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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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Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked

While running cheese in desktop i get the following error report. adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ cheese (cheese:2711): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkAlignment:xscale is deprecated ...
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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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HP VGA WEBCAM (USB) not working,

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61. I bought a HP VGA USB Webcam (#EW193AA) new. I immediately tried to use it with Cheese, just as many others have. It works fine for taking pictures, ...
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Applying an effect to camorama throught command line

My first question here : I'm doing some experiments here on my xubuntu 14.04 laptop with repositories' package of camorama. I would like to set up an automatism to launch automaticaly camorama when ...
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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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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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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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Webcam doesn't work on Skype

I want to have a video call with someone on skype and the video doesn't work. I have 4.3 Skype version. Some help.
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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 to adjust Skype webcam resolution

I have finally gotten my webcam (philips spc 300nc) working in Skype, and i thought i was all set. But the resolution is to low (176x144) so it zoomz in on the side of my face. I downloaded guvcview ...
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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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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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How to connect my logitech Quickcam Chat in Skype 4.3.0.37 when using Ubuntu 14.04?

I just installed Skype 4.3.0.37 on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. The system runs on Ubuntu 14.04. Did the sound check in Skype and that works perfect, but I am unable to connect the webcam to Skype. I ...
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Anything better than Cheese for video capture?

I need to record some video from my webcam and while Cheese works, it lacks settings, and only outputs the webm format that is full of stutters, etc. Can't seem to find any alternative...
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webcam flipped aka v4l1compat.so troubles

So since I installed 14.04 an old issue re-arises: In cheese my webcam works fine, in skype its upside down. Before you could fix that by: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype but now ...
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motion not working when a second (motion2) deamon made

hey i installed motion about a year ago. it worked fine with 1 ip camera. now i have a second and i created a motion 2 made “/etc/motion2/” and copied motion2.config Copied motion2 file in ...
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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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Is it possible to reuse the extracted firmware file for isight without extracting it again on a new install of Ubuntu?

I have recently reinstalled 14.04 LTS on my MacBook 2,1 (early 2007). I have had the isight webcam working before following the method outlined on the Ubuntu MacTel wiki. I have copied the ...
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Something breaks system down

I have a problem: something breaks some components of system down: system start loading slower, webcam is not working (notebook webcam): no "video0" in /dev/, system font not working good [1]: ...
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How to adjust webcam image on Skype?

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 webcam works with Skype and Cheese, but the image is a little dark on Skype. I adjust it on Cheese but the changes don't reflect in Skype (I think this was expected ...
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Programming project on video-stream

I'm new Ubuntu user, after experience with C#/Visual Studio programming at Windows. Now I would like to see, if I can still keep working with C# at Monodevelop: Which libraries or module I need to ...
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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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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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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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How can my audio input always be the webcam microphone?

Each time I want to use Skype, I have to go in the sound preferences. And there, turn the audio-in to "webcam" and uncheck the "mute" button. It's quite annoying. Is there a way to always keep the ...
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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 ...
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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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Using webcam and getting v4l2 Error

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on my ideapad dual-booted with Win8, and have a problem with running a USB camera device. I am trying to use an eyetracker called "Pupil Lab," which consists of two USB cameras. ...
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BENQ C500 WEBCAM for Ubuntu

I would like to setup a BENQ C500 webcam in my computer, using Ubuntu 14.0, I have been trying to find the drivers but nothing successful at the moment. I will appreciate all your help. Regards.
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Screen recorder + webcam

Is there a program for Ubuntu that can capture your screen and your webcam at the same time?
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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 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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No webcam after 14.10 beta install

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 beta on my HP DV6000 Entertainment laptop. I can no longer access my built in web cam. I reinstalled Cheese to no avail. I get a "no device found" error message. When I tried ...
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How can you set the left right orientation of webcam?

I am using cheese and the WebCam is putting right left the wrong way round. Is there a way to solve this? It's an annoying problem, don't know why developers don't put this switch in to the basic ...
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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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v4l2ucp gui too big for screen

hi I am using v4l2ucp and the gui too big for screen (vertically). I have to change workspaces just to access the bottom portion of the gui. Is there a working version, or a script I can use to ...
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VLC stream to webcam input

Hi I am relatively new to Ubuntu and VLC. I am trying to simply find a way to output a file playing in VLC to the input of a pseudo-webcam, so that I can feed content into a website that has a webcam. ...