I have tried both Cheese and guvcview. The vids play back fine in the recording apps themselves, but when I load them up in VLC, OpenShot, or Cinelerra, all I get is the initial frame (frozen) and the audio track.
I have tried both .mkv and .avi formats in guvcview (Cheese only allows .mkv), and I get the same result every time. I have also tried converting to .mp4 - When I do this, I get no picture at all, and only audio.
My laptop is an HP dv7 4285-dx, and the webcam I'm using is the built-in HP TrueVision located in the center above the screen. I'm running kernel 4.2.0-25-generic x86_64.
Another problem I'm having is that this webcam should be able to go above 640 x 480 resolution, but I can't seem to find the option in any of the recording apps, nor can I find the proprietary drivers anywhere online.
If you need more info, comment and I will provide to the best of my ability. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
EDIT: Here is one of the files (.avi), which is doing the same thing.
Thanks again for any help.