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Cheese is a cheesy program to take pictures and videos from your web cam.

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Skype does not find integrated camera but Cheese does

I experience a problem where Skype does not recognise the integrated camera on my InfinityBook Pro 14v4 running Ubuntu 19.04. Cheese, however, does find the cameras and can take photos and videos. Any ...
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Why is My Ubuntu 19 Installation Not Detecting My Integrated Webcam? Cheese & Chrome Seem to Not Be Able to Access It

After countless attempts of fixing my machine, I've finally decided it's time to ask the Internet for help. Basically, my computer is unable to detect or use my integrated webcam.... at all. Here ...
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Gnome Cheese settings/prefs menu is missing

Running cheese from the cmdline reports no errors, and "cheese -v" reports "Cheese 3.32.1" thus the app should display a preferences/settings menu button, but none is displayed. (Functions as if it ...
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Webcam applications prevent screen from dimming and locking

I want to use my laptop webcam as a security camera, and I would like my screen to dim and lock as always during the webcam app is running (cheese or guvcview). Currently these applications prevent ...
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How to add effects to Cheese cam?

Is there a way to add effects like negative and what not to Cheese? I noticed in Fedora there's different effects, so I know there are other premade effects, it's just a matter of how to access them. ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Cheese still not working

I had already checked all previous answers and suggestions related to cheese not working and integrated webcam not working but didn't find a solution which sorts my problem yet. My device is HP ...
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Error in running webcam using Cheese application on Ubuntu 18.04

When I open the Cheese application in Ubuntu 18.04 I get this error message: There was an error playing a video from the webcam.
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Cheese Error during camera setup: No device found

When running Cheese in Ubuntu 18.04 the LED of the webcam is on, but Cheese does not work and provides the following output. (cheese:4175): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:05:59.527: Theme parsing error: cheese....
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How can I install Microdia UVC microscope?

I bought a Maozua 5mp USB microscope off Amazon (after checking in the reviews that it worked on Linux). Sadly when I connected it on Lubuntu 16.04 it does not work in guvcview or cheese. I did some ...
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HP Elitebook 8460p Laptop Webcam Not Detected? Ubuntu 18.04

Okay so I got a "new" laptop off of craigslist about a month ago and installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it as Windows 10 kept crashing on me. I tried using the Cheese program and it shows me this: "No Device ...
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LogoTech Webcam and Cheese

I have just moved on to Ubuntu 18.04. Cheese is now saying 'No device found'. With 'guvcview' The camera lights up and I get a full view.
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Microsoft LifeCam VX3000 no longer works on 18.04

My Microsoft LifeCam VX3000 no longer works on 18.04 using Cheese. Worked before with 16.40 Microphone is fine but no video. No image on Skype either. I can see the camera on "lsusb". VLC error: "VLC ...
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16.04: Why is “Cheese” installed by default? [closed]

Cheese can activate your webcam automatically. So far, it appears it can only store locally. WireShark does not show comms. But the QUESTION IS; Why is Cheese a default program installation>?
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Logitech c920 (video) recently stopped working in Cheese

It worked some weeks ago. Ubuntu 17.10 x64 up to date. Microphone works but when I start Cheese I get "error reading video from webcam" (Translated from french) It is also not working in Skypeforlinux(...
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How to run Cheese twice, simultaneously

I need to show video from two webcams side by side, simultaneously. Roughly like below: except I only need two of them. Cheese allows me to choose which webcam I want to display, but when it's ...
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How to install webcam (camera) driver on Ubuntu 17.04? (No device found)

My laptop can't detect my webcam anymore, so I can't take pictures or see myself from the webcam. I was using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and everything was OK..., until I decided to install 17.04. After ...
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Web cam is not working

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and my webcam is not recognized. It used to work fine but recently it is not working. I had it unplugged for few a days, and it did not work when I plugged it back in. I ...
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Webcam cheese OK but guvcview NOT

I just reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 to my Lenovo G400s. The laptop has a built in webcam as /dev/video0. When I run cheese, no problem and it is showing what is the webcam seeing, but when I run guvcview, ...
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how to configure file naming in Cheese

the timed 'burst' photos taken by cheese are named year-month-day-time_1 then _2, _3,..._10,_11 etc.. How can I configure file naming to be year-month-day-time_0001, _0002, etc.. so that the sequence ...
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How to automate the opening of cheese in ubuntu via python?

So long story short, I need to open camera in python, click a picture, save it somewhere predefined and then feed it to my trained neural network and get some response. I saw cheese and it looks ...
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External/Internal webcam not working in Ubuntu 16.04

first of all, it is not a hardware problem, they're working well with Windows 10. And I don't have a Fn combination to activate webcam. A month ago, I've moved Ubuntu to SSD drive I have. I could ...
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How to fix webcam on Cheese [closed]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64 bit) Dell Latitude E5500 Webcam: Creative Notebook Pro (listed as tested and ok for Linux) Cheese 3.18.1 I installed the webcam and fired up Cheese with 640 x 480 and video was ...
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Cheese webcam not loading

I would be very grateful for advice please! My Cheese Webcam has stopped loading. The following error message appears when "cheese" is typed into the terminal: Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'cheese'...
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A lot of buffers are being dropped

(cheese:6560): cheese-WARNING **: A lot of buffers are being dropped.: gstbasesink.c(2854): gst_base_sink_is_too_late (): /GstCameraBin:camerabin/GstViewfinderBin:vf-bin/ClutterGstVideoSink:...
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Cheese says “There was an error playing video from the webcam” [duplicate]

In recent versions of Ubuntu and in some computers, Cheese keeps saying: There was an error playing video from the webcam A bug was reported in Launchpad, which has not been solved. The external ...
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Cheese does not recognize Internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Cheese does not recognize internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Tried Cheese in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it works flawlessly. Tried executing cheese in the terminal and it displays this error: libv4l2: ...
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Compiling Cheese from source, fails to compile

I am trying to install cheese from source, and Im not interested in finding a package, because I have source code changes I should like to apply, if I can get it to compile. I have libtool automake, ...
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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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Integrated web camera stops working when I slightly move the laptop

When I am working with applications that use web camera (cheese, skype) It works fine. But if I slightly move the screen of my laptop It stops showing. After application restart web cam is working ...
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Cheese showing 'no device found' Thinkpad e450

I have recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad e450 and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. Everything works fine but the integrated webcam. Cheese shows no device found. Kindly help. Cheese screenshot: lsusb ...
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Cheese webcam app doesn't see webcam in 64-bit ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

When I run the Cheese app it shows nothing (see below) instead of picture from my webcam. However guvcview (a webcam viewer app) recognizes my webcam and I see the picture from it.
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Ubuntu Webcam does not work on Google Hangouts or Skype

I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows system. It's a ThinkPad E555 laptop. I just tried to use Skype and Google Hangouts today but could not get my built-in webcam to work. I would like ...
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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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Error while using webcam with cheese in ubuntu 14.04

When I start cheese in the terminal, cheese throws this error: libv4l2: error got 4 consecutive frame decode errors, last error: v4l-convert: libjpeg error: End Of Image (cheese:3077): cheese-...
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Alternatives to Cheese

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and I find Cheese very basic, are there any alternatives (I have already read this Anything better than Cheese for video capture?, however that is only really on video ...
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Are there any webcam programs that save the date in the meta data?

I currently use Cheese, but it isn't really compatible with Shotwell because it doesn't save the date in the meta data - only the file name. I could run a command to get the file name and put it into ...
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I cannot get my webcam to work on ubuntu 15.04

webcam type : GEMBIRD usb webcam webcam ID : 1908:2311 Program Used: cheese error message: libv4l2: error turning on stream: Input/output error (cheese:6118): cheese-WARNING **: Could not read from ...
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HD recording via logitech c930e webcam

I want to record an Hd video stream via this webcam (hopefully using a script) to capture simultaneously with a screen recording into one container. (you can see the pipeline code I've used before, ...
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Where's the settings/preferences in Cheese photo booth?

My built in camera doesn't work well, it's damage and have crappy and blurry result, so I use a Logitech webcam. Since I can switch the cams in Skype, I think the same option should be there for ...
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Where does CHEESE store its images?

I have taken some pictures using CHEESE, but now I cannot locate those images, so I can do nothing with them. I can't even delete them for the CHEESE GUI does not allow me to do anything with the ...
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Configure webcam

I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet? Links: Kernel modules with ...
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Can't capture video on Cheese

$ sudo cheese [sudo] password for ilirian: no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory (cheese:20899): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_mini_object_unref: assertion '...
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Cheese camera problem in ubuntu 14.10

There is a problem with Cheese on my computer. I am running Ubuntu 14.10 (everything is upgraded to the last version ). As seen here: Kernel version : 3.17.1-031701-generic Cheese version : 3....
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Webcam not detected in cheese, also not listed in lsusb

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. Webcam works fine in windows. But in ubuntu , cheese shows "no device found". Here is my output of lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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there was an error playing video from the webcam

cheese is working nice for taking photos, but I cannot take video in that, it is showing this error "there was an error playing video from the webcam"
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xubuntu does not recognize built in WebCamMacBook 2006

I installed xubuntu on my MacBook from 2006 and I cant get the webcam to work. I used cheese and it says device not found
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Integrated Webcam Stopped Working Ubuntu 14.04

I've been on Ubuntu 14 for maybe 2 months. When I first installed it I was on unity until I switched to gnome, and then I removed unity, lightdm, and gnome and now I use i3wm. My built in webcam ...
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terminal command to record video

I have cheese software in order to record a video and also take a picture from my laptop camera. But when you open that. you should do two thing: 1.Select video recording among its default taking ...
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Integrated webcam isnt working at all ubuntu 14.04 x64

i've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 and cheese isn't working also skype they're recognizing the camera but it shows an error on playing from it i tried solutions here , here and here and ...
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Camera keep changing it's colors from light red to light green every 0.25 sec (ubuntu 14.04)

when I lunch Cheese Webcam Booth this is what the picture looks like and it keeps changing between these 2 colors every 0.25 sec