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Skype video not working after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I used Skype with this command on Ubuntu 11.10: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype But since I upgraded to 12.04 it dosn't work and I can't use my video (Webcam). I have latest libv4l ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 Skype webcam microphone not working

This is making me crazy. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, Skype 4.1.0.20 can't use my web cam microphone anymore. I can record correctly from the web cam microphone using the sound recorder the ...
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Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu running in VirtualBox. How can I make my in-built laptop camera work with it.
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Webcam Apps and ways of checking if Webcam is working

What software is available for using webcams or ways of checking if my webcam is working correctly after installing Ubuntu.
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How to force Empathy Internet Messaging to change default webcam?

I just recently bought a new webcam. It is USB powered. For personal reasons, I wish to not use the built in webcam that came with my netbook. I want to use this new one. I love empathy, it is a ...
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Can I install an external webcam successfully?

My laptop, ThinkPad R61i, does not have a built-in webcam. If I buy a generic webcam, can I install it on Ubuntu 12.04? I googled around and a blog post said Cheese is one of the best webcam softwares ...
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How to make a Stop Motion or Time-lapse video with webcam?

I have a webcam that works as a v4l2 device. What is the most convenient way to capture either a stop-motion or time-lapse video? N.B. stop-motion and time-lapse are related but conceptually ...
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Webcam not detected by Flash

I'm using Chrome's integrated flash plugin (10. something) under Ubuntu 11.04 x64, and cant get the camera work with Flash (example: have a webchat via google talk on Gmail). I get the message ...
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Flash crashes on enabling webcam [closed]

For ages, I've been having problems getting my webcam to play with websites that use Flash. The cam works fine with programs like Camorama, but when I try to use it on a Flash site, Flash always ...
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How do I install the driver for a Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000?

I have looked all over Ask Ubuntu and can't find any way to install the driver easily. I will be fine by doing it through terminal if that is how to do it.
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My webcam won't work - how do I debug? [closed]

My HP 6930 laptop has a built in webcam. This used to work just fine when I had Windows installed. Now that I am on Ubuntu, the webcam does not work. I installed Cheese, but this is what I get: ...
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What webcam can I buy that works out of the box with Ubuntu?

I need to set up a video conference, yet I have no webcam. I'm looking to buy something that works out of the box with Ubuntu 10.04, and as many possible conferencing apps as possible. Can anyone ...
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Sony Vaio WebCam shows the error “No WebCam Detected”

The initial problem. Errors on boot up pointing to USB2 the Sony Vaio webcam. Errors after loading Ubuntu 12.04 No WebCam detected. How do I fix this?
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QuickCam E 3500 working from Cheese, but not Skype

I have a Logitech which I remember to be working fine from skype some releases, ago, since Lucid it is not functional from skype. The /dev/video0 from the webcam shows up on the skype device list but ...
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Can I make the webcam take a picture when an incorrect password is entered?

I am using a laptop . I was thinking to have a support in my Ubuntu machine. When an incorrect password is entered, a picture is taken later revealing who has been trying to gain access. I have ...
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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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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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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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How do I get Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 video to work?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit. Kernel v2.6.35-30generic. Skype v2.2.0.35-0maverick1. After connecting the Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 webcam, the microphone works fine, but the video refuses to work ...
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How is Logitech C510 HD Webcam

I am going to buy Logitech C510 HD webcam and I just checked on other questions here on AskUbuntu that it works out of the box with cheese. Jorge's response also confirm this and I feel confident ...
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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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How do I add 'Webcam' Back Under 'Attached Devices' in the session indicator? [closed]

I was wondering if there is a way to add 'Webcam' back under 'Attached Devices' in Session Indicator on Ubuntu 12.04 as I know it from 11.10 (image): I ask because it was a simple and intuitive way ...
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Flash Webcam non responsive

I've got the same problem as this gentleman: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/176541 Where the webcam settings / access does not work at all / is completely ...
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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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Logitech C310 audio problems

I just installed a Logitech C310 webcam, on my onieric system, and I have a problem with it's audio. When recording sound from the webcam's source, the resuult is played very fast, in a very high ...
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How make my Logitech Quickcam e3500 work?

I have an asus5431 laptop with a built in webcam. This is detected and works fine in Cheese and everyother application. (/dev/video0) I also have a Quickcam e3500 which is detected by Ubuntu, appears ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo G580 > built-in (web)cam not recognized

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo G580. Now I noticed that the built-in (web)cam is not being recognized. Does anybody know how to fix this and get the webcam running? Any help is appreciated! ...
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Webcam does not work on Skype

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal my Genius GE111 webcam does not work on Skype. It works fine on Cheese. Can somebody please help?
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Webcam error crashes install before generic avatar can be selected, Installing with Secondary screen - Primary broken

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on a Sony Vaio Laptop, the laptop's primary screen is non-functional. I run into a problem on the screen following the creation of a username/password. It ...
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How do I “log” the M most recent images from a webcam using the command-line?

I want to take a picture with the webcam every N time units and store it to /tmp/somefolder/ for further use with other tools and only keep the last M images. How to do this using webcam(UNIX ...
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My webcam won't work online

A tiny box pop up and asks me if I want to allow or decline something, and I click "accept" but nothing happens. The box keeps being there and just is there. Is there any way to fix this?
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logitec webcam for notebooks deluxe

Im using a logitec webcam for notebooks deluxe, I want to know why on some sites, I cannot go cam to cam with other host, they don't see or hear me. I haven't tried skype, but cam works fine with ...
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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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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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Fake a webcam using a video loopback device?

I want to use a looped video clip as my webcam source in a Google+ Hangout. I installed v4l2loopback and created a video loopback device. But I haven't figured out how to write the video frames to the ...
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Use WebCam to record (Including movement detection)

What ubuntu software is there to use the webcam as a recording camera (Like a Security System). It NEEDS to detect movement in the room, take pictures and/or record.
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12.04 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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Webcam doesn't work in browser…?

I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu, and I have a Dell Sp2009wfd monitor with built in microphone and webcam. I've gotten the microphone working on mumble and on sound recorder, and I've gotten ...
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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player, just the sound is enabled

When I move the VLC player window, I can see the video but when I stop moving it, then it gets back to black. This happens not only in VLC but with my webcam too, when I use camorama webcam.
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Video doesn't work well in skype

My built in cam works fine in cheese. However in skype it doesn't show me at all. In test skype show myself view doesn't work either. How to solve this problem? Thanks!
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Webcam creates repeated error messages “Cannot set freg 16000”

When I connect my Logitech Quickcam 3000 the terminal starts with the following error message: cannot set freq 16000 to ep 0x86 It continues until I disconnect the webcam. What can I do to solve ...
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No picture with a Microsoft VX-1000 webcam in Skype

I have a problem with my webcam in Skype on Ubuntu 11.10. There is no picture. Yesterday I installed the x64 version and there was a picture, but with strong artifacts. Today I installed the 32-bit ...
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Laptop webcam is not detected, doesn't show up in lsusb

I'm weirded out. I have an Acer Aspire 5515 series laptop which has a webcam built in. When I open Cheese, it says: "no device found". Camorama says: "Could not connect to video device. Please check ...
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How can I get my Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 webcam microphone to work?

How can I get my webcam's (Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000) microphone to work? It uses the uvcvideo driver and video quality is perfect on both Cheese and Gmail's Video Chat.
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Using a video file as a 'webcam'

Is there anyway to make video0 point to a video file instead of an actual webcam? We're trying to hook something up using Skype that points to a prerecorded video file instead of a webcam.
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How do I use Microsoft LiveChat LX-3000?

Work gave me a LifeChat LX-3000 headset. I plugged it in, and now Mixer shows it in a bunch of options. But it doesn't matter which one I select, I can't get sound to go out to the device, not even ...
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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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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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integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new user to Ubuntu. I have a fresh install of 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 with the gnome remix. The laptop is Lenovo thinkpad T430u. The issue is my integrated laptop webcam is not working with ...