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http://www.iasptk.com/ubuntu-ppa-repositories/18693-install-guvcview-gtk-uvc-viewer-to-ubuntu-1204-via-ppa- Guvcview aims at providing a simple GTK interface for capturing and viewing video from devices supported by the linux UVC driver, although it should also work with any v4l2 compatible device. The project is based on luvcview for video rendering, but ...


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After reading this redhat bugzilla : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1047389 it came to the part where the dev team suggested this: rm ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/registry.x86_64.bin this worked for me... :)


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You must indeed install gstreamer1.0-clutter And also do rm -r ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0 to erase gstreamer-1.0 folder inside of your /home/.cache hidden folder.


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If you need a new app, guvcview is good. https://launchpad.net/guvcview


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Parts of this question comes from the answer in this question: Record from VHS tapes. We need to make sure that the software is gathering the proper data from the right device. Let's drop a query in the terminal which will let us see how many devices are connected to your computer, which can be used to gather images, use this command in a terminal: ls -l /...


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There is NO option to edit fps in cheese. Cheese just streams direct video input from your webcam. You mention slow fps during recording, but I'm assuming that the video displayed in cheese even when not recording has the same slow fps, right? In effect, the fps you see before recording is what you are recording? If so, I imagine you are recording in your ...


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You can press F11, or you can use HUD (only on 12.04+): press Alt and type cheese. You will see the menu of Cheese. Type full then click on Cheese > Full screen.


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In the habit of Gnome applications, Cheese stores its configuration data in the dconf configuration system rather than in plain files. To access that, you could use a GUI program called dconf-editor from the package dconf-tools : sudo apt-get install dconf-tools Cheese uses the /apps/cheese gsettings path for its config (yea, as simple as that): You ...


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I faced similar problem with cheese so I installed GTK UVC Video Viewer. It rich in terms of feature as compared to cheese. You can install it by entering following in terminal: sudo apt-get install guvcview


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Mine are saved in ~/Pictures/Webcam. Also, I can right-click the images in cheese then a menu will pop up with the options: Open, Save As..., Move to Trash and Delete.


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Use guvcview, which is a GTK+ interface for Linux USB Video Class (UVC) devices. It will allow you to make adjustments to the web camera. To install this in Ubuntu via the terminal, type sudo apt-get install guvcview. Or you can install it via the Ubuntu Software Center or other dpkg-frontends.


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You could try changing the resolution. (You've probably tried this but it's worth mentioning)


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I've expirienced exactly the same problems both with cheese and guvcview using Assus N43SN webcam this morning and with bit of research it came out that the issues is related to this one: cheese crashed with SIGSEGV in GI_libc_free(). So installing the missing dependency package gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio solved the problem for me. To install the package run ...


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Edit: It looks like this has been fixed with the latest kernels for 12.10 (3.5.0-26-generic) and 12.04 (3.2.0-39-generic). -- It seems that the latest kernel broke webcams for some laptops. Try this: Run this command in a terminal to see which kernel you're currently using, and make a note of it: uname -r It seems that the last known working kernel for ...


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UPDATE: Actually, I just found that you need to manually add your user to the audio and video groups. The easiest way is to launch the "users and groups" app and go to manage groups Original answer: There seems to be an issue with the permissions on /dev/video*. They are owned by root with no read/write permissions for regular users. My quick-and-dirty ...


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The GMA 500 'Poulsbo' has had a history of difficulties. However I found a guide on the Ubuntu Forums that describes itself as the Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500. The forum thread has over 2.5k posts. Whilst I'm not sure if this will get Cheese working, this seems to me the best thing to try.


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I have that same camera and have had no problems with the microphone and video, yes it works fine with Skype as well.


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As far as I remember skype has a problem with v4l2 (video for linux 2) and has to use vl41 instead but it doesn't know were it is the solution was to shutdown skype then create a script. In a terminal type or paste gksudo gedit /usr/local/bin/skype and add these lines for a 32bit system #!/bin/bash LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype ...


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This can be solved by running sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-gconf


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You need GNOME 3 to run Cheese 3.0 while Ubuntu 11.04 has GNOME 2.32. So, what to do? Wait a few weeks until the GNOME3 PPA has been throughly tested and install GNOME3 alongside to Unity. Then, you can install Cheese 3.0. Instructions at https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3 NOTE: Do not install the PPA yet. Currently the PPA is experimental,...


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Cheese in Ubuntu 11.10 started using the Clutter GUI toolkit, which requires working hardware OpenGL support. Unfortunately, your SiS card doesn't support enough OpenGL to allow Cheese to work. More GNOME apps plan to transition to Clutter over time (we shipped an older version of Totem in 11.10 because the newer version uses Clutter), so this problem is ...


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I think the answer above is incorrect. I also can not start cheese on my 12.04 setup with an NVIDIA GT240 graphics card. I am using the proprietary driver and the webcam works perfectly with Skype. Camorama does not work either. I am using 12.04 updated today 18th April. This is Beta 2 updated. I did a fresh installation on another machine (using the ...


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Download the latest version for Raring from here Installing.. Go to Downloads or directory where you downloaded .deb file cd ~/Downloads Install by executing: sudo dpkg -i cheese_3.8.2-0ubuntu1~raring1_i386.deb Be sure that you have installed the dependent packages of Cheese. If you run: $ sudo dpkg -i cheese_3.8.2-0ubuntu1~raring1_i386.deb ...


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You just need to move your mouse to the upper left corner of your screen to reveal the Cheese Menu: Then open the Preferences to select your device:


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GUVCView from my perspective, is a much better means of recording video than Cheese. This especially applies if the video you are recording is to be used for something other than, say, Skype chatting. Typically speaking, if your camera is supported in Cheese, it will be supported in GUVCView. So Uninstall Cheese and Install GUVCView. To Install : sudo ...


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I got the same errors, found bug reports everywhere. Did not feel like debugging software to take a snapshot. I installed guvcview instead by running: sudo aptitude install guvcview Running guvcview worked out of the box for my Logitech, Inc. Webcam C200.


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Cheese seems having some bugs. Try Guvcview http://www.iasptk.com/ubuntu-ppa-repositories/18693-install-guvcview-gtk-uvc-viewer-to-ubuntu-1204-via-ppa- Guvcview aims at providing a simple GTK interface for capturing and viewing video from devices supported by the linux UVC driver, although it should also work with any v4l2 compatible device. Install ...


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For me I found Cheesecam to be buggy, I used cheese cam on my Dell I found all the colour to be off almost golden, really annoying. I'd stick with Kamerka. In Kamerka picture looked great! But in Cheese cam under the same light conditions still look like a yellow bulb was in the room and the colour was very dark. I don't think that it senses the light ...


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kamerka takes nice photos but it does NOT do videos as of the latest version I could find. Cheese, not only is horribly slow but it can slow down your computer. It just amazes me that no one seems to have a descent webcam capture for Ubuntu. Skype works great so why not? Joe


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You may wish to give a chance to GUCView which is in the default repositories of Ubuntu 12.04 and probably further. The official website at sourceforge (http://guvcview.sourceforge.net/) provides comprehensive information about the software but it is simple to use indeed. Here's a screenshot of GUCView in action: Good luck!



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