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Why can't VLC see my webcam's microphone?

My goal is to stream my webcam over https. Any recommendations beyond webcam-server and cvlc are welcome. From VLC, I can say Media -> Open Capture Device and leave the video 4 linux 2 capture ...
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Web cam not getting detected

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Previously it was Windows. Earlier my laptop's webcam was working fine, but now it isn't. I don't think it's due to hardware failure. It's ...
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Built-in webcam not detected on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm having trouble getting my built-in webcam to work. I want to understand more about how drivers work and how a built-in webcam can be detected in the terminal or found. Here is my lsusb output: ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12 with logitech c525 webcam, and disabling auto exposure inside a virtual machine

This problem may be related to v4l2 ctl exposure-auto-setting fails which has not been answered and has remained opened since November. I am using the c525 with OpenCV, and for my application to work ...
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Webcam stopped working but appears in lsusb, works fine in windows

This has been bugging me for some time now... Laptop: Thinkpad T420 Ubuntu 12.04 Precise When I installed Precise, I could use my webcam without any issue (Cheese, Skype...) However, all of a sudden ...
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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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using wifi and Ethernet at the same time for network camera

I have a dlink network camera connected to my ARM board (running ubuntu 12.0.4) using a LAN cable. On the other hand, I also have a USB wiif module connected to my pi, which will be connected ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Integrated Webcam not found with lsusb but it shows up in usb-devices?

This is an Alienware Area-51 m15x laptop, pre-2009 so not a Dell product. The integrated webcam worked under Ubuntu 10.x and I actually had it working briefly and could see my face in guvcview after ...
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How do I make firefox hello recognize my usb webcam?

I have a labtec usb webcam. It works well with cheese. It doesn't work with firefox hello. lsusb output Bus 002 Device 004: ID 093a:2626 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
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How to set webcam video as desktop background?

I use a webcam to monitor inbound traffic, etc. for my office and would like to be able to set my desktop background to be a live feed from my webcam on my secondary or both monitors. How would one ...
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How do I load a module that has no signature in ubuntu 12.04?

I've got a custom module for a Mightex camera that has been tested for ubuntu 12.04 which I'm using. I have installed it however something is not working. I think it has to do with this dmesg output: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Hangouts video upside down

I am using Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is ASUS A52F. The problem is that by default the webcam video is inverted everywhere (Skype, Hangouts). When launching ...
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Unable to use webcams

I have 3 webcams attached to my laptop for a c++/opencv project and my program crashed. Now it keeps giving warnings that "device or resource busy". I suspect this is a OS level error. Is there any ...
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ubuntu uvcvideo integrated camera disconnects

I have Acer V3-771g laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed and I have the following issue with the integrated webcam (it's uvcvideo): When I'm trying to enable camera via skype/google+/cheese I see ...
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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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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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Digital sound out dissapears when connecting Creative Live! Cam Chat

I tried the cam and the digital out signal dissapears when connecting the cam. Everything is fine when i unplug it. I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bits, same problem. In sound settings outputs, ...
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How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 and FFMPEG webcam

Having a problem running ffmpeg to an ffserver in a brand new install of Xubuntu 12.10. I just installed Xubuntu 12.10 from scratch, then installed ffmpeg. I plugged in my webcam (mind you I have ...
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HD Webcam not utilizing full resolution

I am using a Logitech c270h on Xubuntu 12.04 and it works with Skype, Pidgin, camorama, etc.... The issue I have is that I can not get it to utilize full resolution, which is 1280x720. v4l-info shows: ...
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Logitech C270 webcam reading from wrong position

Have got my Logitech C270 webcam working out of the box for cheese, skype and it's working fine, sound as well. But when I go to a website stream it is looking for my camera here; file/dev/video0 the ...
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Can't capture video from usb-webcam with ffmpeg

i have a hama usb webcam which works fine with the fswebcam command to capture single frames but when i try to capture a video with ffmpeg i get an error: sudo ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Flipped image on webcam CNF129

I'm using CNF129 Chicony webcam, which is built in to my ASUS K50IJ notebook, with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. Skype shows a flipped image. I've tried every solution on the web but none works. Any new ideas ...
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Webcam problem Ubuntu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I have a problem with my webcam. I have this Intel Realsense 3d Cam. So, there are basically two webcams, one is a normal colored one and the other one is green-coloured. ...
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How can I change the webcam that MPlayer uses?

I can use mplayer -vo png -frames 1 tv:// to take a picture with my laptop's built-in webcam and save it to the hard drive. I want MPlayer to use my USB webcam instead of the laptop's built-in ...
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Skype: Very high ping while using webcam

I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using Skype daily while working. The problem I'm facing is very high ping while my camera's video is open. Normally my ping is around 45ms while Skype ...
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Webcam not working properly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my webcam is not working properly. It sometimes works on it while at other times it does not. I'm not able to figure out what is the problem here. Can someone help ?
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How can I get my Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 to work in Ubuntu 14.04.3

The image from my new Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 will freeze right after I click "Record a Video" in Cheese and then appear to be recording normally. However, when I try to play the video in VLC it ...
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Capturing an “HD” video from Webcam using gstreamer pipeline is failed

I have a simple pipeline which is supposed to capture a video stream (+audio) from a webcam in JPEG and put it into a .mts container, but at the end when I try to play the file (using ffplay) or ...
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Installed google hangouts plugin, cam not detected

I'm a n00b, so please ELI5 answers. I was using firefox hello and my cam was working fine, then it muted my video on its own. I closed it and tried to use google hangouts. Had to install the plugin. ...
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Built-in webcam not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad E450

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad E450. The system can't see the webcam, it's not found when I turn on Cheese or Skype, neither when I try to list it using lsusb. It works fine on Windows ...
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ways to view a webcam in linux through commandline

Can someone advise the different options available to view a webcam in linux through command line? The only way I know is like this : mplayer tv:// -tv ...
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Allowing multiple programmes to access /dev/video0 simultaneously?

I've just recently noticed that video from my webcam does not always work in a programme, so long as something else is accessing it. Let's explain this with some usage examples: I'm running uTox (a ...
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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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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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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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Skype video captures with green static noise

Recently I've put 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 5548. I am experiencing big troubles with the video in Skype. It is capturing with big green static noise, while with other programs such ...
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Thinkpad edge e535 Ubuntu 12.04 issues

I have a lenovo thinkpad edge e535 AMD A8 laptop. I purchased it a couple of years ago with Windows 7 preinstalled. Before a couple of months, I decided to install Ubuntu on this laptop for several ...
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Skype not detecting webcam and microphone, while Audacity does

I have a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (Quickcam Pro 9000) and Skype doesn't detect it. When I start pavucontrol, the only place I can find the microphone is in "Configuration", where it is listed as: ...
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How to enable WebCam in a browser?

My built-in WebCam on a Compaq 615 works in Skype and cheese, but doesn't work using a browser in chats like omegle. I can't enable it. Clicking on the flash player option doesn't do anything. How ...
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How to get my webcam working on Skype?

My HP webcam doesn't work on Skype. I have Ubuntu version 14.01 and I don't really want to buy an external webcam. Can anybody please help?
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No webcam detected on dell

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, model PP29L reference No 07146. It was running Windows Vista with no problems. I decided to get rid of Vista and installed Kubuntu 14.10 32bit. After ...
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How do I get my built in hp web cam to broadcast online

I have a hp6530b laptop. This comes with a built in webcam. I am not able to broadcast at all. When I click to broadcast the box should pop up asking for my permission. All that pops up is a blank ...
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Ubuntu immediately 'forgets' sound input device setting

I have two microphones attached to my computer: one built into my webcam, and one as part of a USB headset. I'd prefer to to use the USB headset mic for sound input. When the computer boots, the ...
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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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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 ...