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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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Is there a way to make video the default in cheese?

I am trying to make it easier for my kid to make videos, she can never remember to set the recording mode to video, so I would like to make it the default. I have looked at the options in dconf-editor ...
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Ubuntu alternative to mac osx “Webcams” dashboard widget?

While I was running OSX I enjoyed the "Webcams" dashboard widget. https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/webcams/webcams.html It consolidates a number of webcam images from Internet webcams into ...
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Why does my webcam mess up like this?

Most of the time (but not always) when I am in a video call, the video has two sorts of overlay images, like in the examples below (cropped from original whole program window). One overlay is a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Chromium not working with the mic of my logitech 270 webcam

the mic on my Logitech 270 webcam has stopped working, but only on chromium. FFox is fine. Is there anything I can do to debug it? Btw I have tried changing the AV controls, alsa mixer, hangouts set ...
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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 fine,...
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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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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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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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Slideshow of Image Folder whose files increase

I am trying to stream video from my webcam to a series of images, process these images through a bash script that uses convert (imagemagick) and then output them to a folder. I have been successful ...
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Xorg repeatedly tried to add built-in webcam as keyboard

First time poster here. I'm having a problem with xorg and my laptop Dell Inspiron 15 7537 running Ubuntu 15.10. I'm not configuring the nvidia GT750M in my system so no nvidia stuff at all in my ...
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ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize internal webcam in alienware m14x r2

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Alienware M14x R2 and ran Cheese or Skype to test the internal webcam but it doesn't show anything. On cheese it displays "There was an error playing video ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 webcam flipped chrome

I'm Using Ubuntu 15.10. Google Chrome - Any page where I need to use webcam shows an upside down image. I have already tried: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so google-chrome ...
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USB Webcam problems

I have logitech webcam, and i am having some problems to use it correctly. I am writing a program with OpenCV, and i want to control some parameters of the camera, such exposure, focus and frame size. ...
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Cheese wont die

Im trying to figure out a problem Im having with a motion server, and a given CCD camera, on /dev/video0 So, I had been viewing the camera stream using cheese. But now cheese has hung up, and wont die....
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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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Activiating integrated webcam on Toshiba Chromebook

We are having trouble activating the Chicony integrated web cam in a Toshiba CB30 - 102 Chromebook. It did not work with Ubuntu 14.04 and is still not working with Ubuntu 15.10 after trying many fixes:...
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enabling the lenovo E450 webcam on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot have my webcam enabled when using Skype. I think ubuntu hasn't recognized it yet. Is there a way to fix this up?
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Ubuntu 15.10 webcam upside down google chrome

I am quiet new in Ubuntu world. I found lots of solutions for skype flipped image. Actually lots of them are not working properly or you have to do same process again and again. My problem is about ...
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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 webcam....
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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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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 driver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/...