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

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Terrible webcam resolution in Dell Precision 5560 and Ubuntu 22.04

I have got my new Dell Precision 5560. The webcam is Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD It's specification says that the max resolution is 0.92 Megapixel, 1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 FPS. I'm running Ubuntu 22....
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webcam problems - can not save picture

i have at least 2 issues with my webcam. first: when i start it up there is no image. setting the resolution then helps as described in this answer. what i could not resolve so far it that when i take ...
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Cheese Video recording crashes App and fuzzy lines on Picture Capture

Cheese App is not working in Ubuntu 22.04, Fuzzy lines appears when in Picture Mode, App Crashes when try to record Video. pls help. Webcam works fine in online tester. i have tried installing ubuntu ...
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How to fix Inbuilt Cheese (webcam) app in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

On upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS from 20.04 LTS, the inbuilt cheese application is not working properly. On running it, displays a Blank Black Screen. Unable to capture vedios also. It gets stucked. ...
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Webcam not working for Zoom/Cheese but works on browser

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. My webcam won't work for applications like Cheese and Zoom client. But it works in the browser when I use Google Meet via Firefox for example. My webcam worked fine before I ...
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Cheese records green corrupt video, Ubuntu 21.10

When I try to record video with Cheese, a timestamp appears at the bottom that doesn't start at 0 but counts up from a seemingly random number. The result of the recording is a completely green video ...
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Webcam framerate different in Cheese/Jitsi to framerate in Guvcvuew?

The AnkerWork B600 is a webcam that was released recently. When I view the webcam using the Guvcview application, the framerate is reasonable (at about 23 fps) with the resolution at 2560 x 1440 and ...
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Cheese captures long, corrupted videos

Problem When I try to capture a video on my Thinkpad T495s laptop (Ubuntu 21.10) with Cheese, it produces a long video that freezes at the first frame. How can I fix this problem? Feel free to ask for ...
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Cheese not launching- (Error restoring saved CRTC)

I've been using Ubuntu 20.04 for about 4 months now and have launched cheese a few times without any issue. priyanshu@Inspiron-7501:~$ cheese (cheese:499251): Cogl-WARNING **: 17:34:35.299: winsys/...
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How to mirror the image on Cheese application on Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have discovered that Ubuntu has a built-in webcam application called Cheese. It's doing its job but I want my images to be mirrored. How can I do that? Thank you.
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Webcam not working - works on Windows

My webcam is not working. On Windows 10 it works fine, no problems. lsusb shows no webcam. Cheese says there is an error. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I am new to Ubuntu so my webcam has never ...
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why I can not see the video when I run cheese not by sudo

When I run cheese not by sudo, I can not see the video. Why?
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Search for application like cheese, where i can take webcam photo and copy it directly to clipboard

I Search for an application like cheese, where I can take webcam photo. But it should be able to copy it directly to my clipboard. Thank you. I have ubuntu 20.04. EDIT: I will explain it more on ...
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No device Found error with Cheese in Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS

I have been struggling to start my webcam as i need to clear an interview with a video conferencing. I updated the OS from 18.04 to 20.04 but still I get the message No device found when I try to open ...
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There is some problem in my webcam

I am in ubuntu 21.04 and i am new to linux everything is working fine except my camera (Its connected to pc using usb cable) whenever i try to open cheese the video freezes and when i try to use ...
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Cheese: How to save camera image with another format (other than .jpg)?

I'm tring to use builtin webcam from my laptop to capture image. Currently I'm using cheese. I know vlc will do the job but I wonder if cheese can do this. I haven't found any option to change saving ...
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How to change webcam resolution

In zoom-client (from snap) I can choose whether to use HD video or not, and turns out this setting persists when I close Zoom and open Cheese. It makes me think that this setting is global instead of ...
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Cheese will start from terminal but not main menu on 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 20.04.2. When I try to launch Cheese from the main menu, a small bar (like a minimised window) appears in the panel at the bottom of the screen, saying "Starting Cheese&...
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Built-in camera not working on Ubuntu 20.04 installed on Macbook pro late 2013

I have tried all the existing suggestions (including iSight, cheese) I could find on this and other forums to make the camera work, but nothing seems to work. Here is the error message from cheese: : ...
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Webcam not working on HP Truvision HD

I am using an HP 15-ac650tu. Any app/google meet says can't detect any webcam . Here is the error on calling cheese or sudo cheese. Both of the commands throw the same error on the terminal and the ...
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External Webcam doesn't work on Cheese but works on other apps

I am using an external webcam on a Surface Pro 5 and it works fine with Zoom and video via Chrome. The internal webcam doesn't work. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and am using the linux surface kernel. ...
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I am unable to access my inbuilt webcam. Everytime I turn it on it shows no device detected

Initially I had windows 10 there also the camera was not being detected.But here also same thing is happening $ cheese Message: 12:39:34.374: cheese-application.vala:214: Error during camera setup: No ...
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Extremely low framerate (5 FPS) for high resolution webcam Aukey PC-W1

Frame rate is only 5FPS@1920X1080 for Aukey PC-W1 although the webcam is capable of 30fps at that resolution. product page http://test.aukey.com/products/1080p-webcam-pc-w1 In some programs like VLC ...
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How to make an inbuilt webcam work

This question arises in a lot of variants and so I got a lot of hints how I could solve my issue - but until now nothing really worked for me. At first I tried to use cheese as supposed in various ...
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InBuilt Web Cam not working in HP Laptop. As I open cheese it shows complete black screen. Ubuntu 20.04

My HP Pavilion laptop has Ubuntu 18 version and I once tried to disable InBuilt webcam just for security reasons. But now it wasn't working and I reinstalled newer version of Ubuntu 20. But even after ...
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Cannot configure webcam for Cheese

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on a 64 bit Intel-based machine. I have a PCI video grabber card installed and working. I also have a USB webcam which works fine under VLC and I can see the cam details with ...
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Webcam in Ubuntu 20.04 works partly

My webcam works in some applications and does not work in another. For example, it works in skype and guvcview but does not work in cheese (cheese was reinstalled, no effect). >lsusb Bus 001 Device ...
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Webcam not working in 20.04

I am using a pretty old laptop and installed Ubuntu 20.04 The only problem that I had is the Webcam that is detected in Skype/Cheese as "Webcam SCD1100" but just can show a black screen. I'...
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Question regarding the Cheese App on Ubuntu

I recently was taking pictures using the Cheese app on my Ubuntu machine. I noticed that it randomly started taking pictures -- I did not click on the record or capture button. Why did it do this? Is ...
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How to change cheese's countdown timer

How can I change the countdown time for photos in the Cheese Webcam Booth? Right now, it is 3. I'd like to set it to 6 or 10, but I cannot figure out how.
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Webcam not working on Ubuntu 20.04 after recent kernel update

My builtin webcam stopped working after a kernel update issued after 22 April 2020 . Before this date i was able to take pictures on cheese and video call etc , and for a while i didn't use my webcam ...
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Newbie on linux. Does my webcam have a microphone?

I was able to get a Logitech web cam to work with Cheese, after reading some helpful tips on the site. But how do we know if the "microphone" is attached or working? OR if there is even one on the ...
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Webcam issue: Logitech Quickcam Chat

I'm having a problem getting my webcam, a logitech quickcam chat, to work with Ubuntu 20.04; it shows up in lsusb and as /dev/video1 just fine, and I can get it to show a picture in Guvcview and VLC, ...
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Acer Aspire integrated Webcam no image with Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to get the integrated webcam on an Acer Aspire laptop to work but there is no image coming out of Cheese. When Cheese runs, the LED next to the webcam comes on but there is no image. ...
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Integrated webcam in Dell laptop does not work on 18.04

My integrated laptop webcam does not work on Ubuntu 18.04. I have a DELL Latitude E7240. Can anybody help me troubleshoot the issue?
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Setting camera for cheese from command line

I've got cheese (3.18.1) running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. However, when I run it, there are no preferences. In theory, when you run it, the camera can be set via preferences, as described here: Where&#...
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PS2 Eye Toy and Cheese webcam app

I have a Sony PS2 Eye Toy USB Camera. $ lsusb | grep Sony Bus 003 Device 002: ID 054c:0155 Sony Corp. When I plug it into a Ubuntu 18.04 machine, and start Cheese, then no devices are found. vlc ...
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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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How to access the missing settings/preferences menu in Cheese in non GNOME DEs?

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. (...
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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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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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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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