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Questions related to webcam setup/configuration. Please mention your model/make of webcam when asking questions.

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How to set up Kinect Xbox 360 webcam in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have been looking to set up my Kinect Xbox 360 webcams in Ubuntu 20.04 but without success. Also, I have followed these instructions and commented. Verify sensor library using k4aviewer shows No ...
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Macbook Air camera is not working since I switched from macOS to Ubuntu

Ever since I moved to Ubuntu from macOS, Ubuntu can't find the camera in my computer I am using a 2015 macbook air and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. lsusb outputs this: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05ac:8406 Apple, Inc....
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Ubuntu 20.04 Webcam closes itself sometimes

Ubuntu 20.04 Webcam closes itself sometimes on Cheese, Discord, Google Meet and others. I am using dualboot there is no any problem in WinOS. I using a integrated laptop webcam. --EDIT-- System: CPU: ...
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Disable Webcam Audio Input

I have a headset (speaker&microphone) and a webcam (camera&microphone). The webcam I like to unplug via a USB hub, and only plugin/activate when I use it. However, whenever I plug in the ...
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How do I program python opencv to show only 2 of 2 cameras (the cameras are identical)

I have 2 of same USB camera, and I use this code in Rasbian (Raspberry pi3 B+) but it only show 1 of 2 cameras. If I use 1 laptop webcam and 1 USB webcam it show them both. How I can fix that? import ...
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OBS Studio Virtual Camera won't work

I've found some guides which say that this used to be complicated, but is now as simple as sudo apt install obs-studio && sudo apt install v4l2loopback-dkms This does indeed give me a "...
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ffmpeg: mp4 to camera: Conversion

I found the following question and tried to send a mp4 video to my camera: Is there any way ffmpeg send video to /dev/video0 on Ubuntu? I used the following command: ffmpeg -re -i fakezoom.mp4 -map 0:...
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Can't detect built-in camera after installation

I have an old laptop (>4 years)with the bare minimum to work with. I installed Lubuntu 16.04.3 LTS and so far so good, my only issue is that the built-in camera isn't being detected by any app. I'm ...
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Webcam microphone not working on multiple school computers

I am currently helping my father-in-law with his Ubuntu machines. He owns a private primary school and has recently decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu. (YAY!) With this pandemic situation, the ...
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Old Webcams Not Working

I recently found a small stash of old webcams I had lying around. A Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 and a Logitech Quickcam Express. Both of them are recognized by Ubuntu (lsusb), but none stream video or ...
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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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Can I use CCTV cam as a usb web cam direct on PC?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and I have unused CCTV camera, so I wanted to use it instead my web cam because it's quality is better, I connected it with 12v adapter to power source and I convert an old USB ...
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Why does my webcam light turn on when I select A2DP Profile for my headphones?

I think it is potentially a bug with the bluetooth implementation or something, but I couldn't really figure it out myself. Maybe you can help me out: When I connect my bluetooth headphones, they are ...
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Google meet Cam disabled when use OBS Studio

I have a problem by enabling my cam via Google meet, conference. This is happening when I am recording the meeting by OBS Studio like you can see below: If possible I want to know why when I close ...
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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 have a problem putting my camera in VirtualBox

The problem is that I work with an Ubuntu system, and inside it I have also put two other Ubuntu machines to test if the cameras could be seen through the virtual Ubuntu machines. What happens that ...
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Migrated my 3D Printer Server to a smaller formfactor desktop. Installed the HDD and booted but now only 1 of my 2 Webcams functions

I've been struggling with this problem for a while now and I think it's time I seek some assistance. This is my first time posting here and I'd be really thankful for any suggestions or help! ...
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How to use your mobile as a USB webcam [duplicate]

I have already tried many of them but i want to switch between the different camera lenses (like wide angle, macro, telescopic) none of the apps seem to offer it accept for an ios app called ios ...
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USB PHY 2.0 Webcam's Mic Work in Windows, but not work in linux

I have a webcam, SPC WC02, webcam. It works in Windows, but not works in linux. I test it with https://mictests.com/, When I test in linux, the website give me a message The audio track is paused.. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS / 5.10.0-*-oem kernel breaks USB sound and video

Since the upgrade to the 5.10.-oem kernel my USB Webcam/Microphone no longer works. Also, the command "lsusb" simply seems to hang and never returns. Everything was still working with the 5....
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Using motion with a USB web camera to create a time lapse (photo at set intervals) on Ubuntu 20.10

I have successfully installed motion and added the variables to take 1 photo every 50 seconds.I believe the program works however I can't get any images. I have set the correct camera device (video0). ...
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Where did uvcvideo.ko go after kernel upgrade?

A power outage forced me to reboot today. When the machine came back up, the webcam wasn't working. It is detected with lsusb, but there is no corresponding /dev/video<n> I'd appreciate help ...
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Microphone of the webcam not detected

Ubuntu can’t detect the microphone of my usb webcam (I’m sure it works because I have used it on windows 10). I tried to change the settings and I installed pacucontrol but I can’t see the webcam, ...
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Camera devices suddenly disappeared on ubuntu 20.04

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on Asus Tuf. I have a very weird problem with the camera devices. When I restart the computer, both the integrated webcam and the external webcam are working perfectly and I ...
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libusb errors when trying to redirect usb webcam with xfreerdp

Having difficulty redirecting my logitech webcam/mic with xfreerdp. I keep getting access errors from libusb despite udev rules that should give my plugdev group (of which I'm a member) access to the ...
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white screen on Skype video

The same problem (Ubuntu20.04) $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 008: ID 046d:0825 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C270 $ guvcview GUVCVIEW: version 2.0.6 V4L2_CORE: (...
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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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Webcam flickers in HP Pavilion C=S3300ng

My HP Pavilion CS-3300ng has "Windows Hello" compatibility. For this, it has an infrared sensor attached to the webcam. When I start using Microsoft Teams to make a video call, it starts ...
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Zoom client resets webcam settings

I have setup my webcam (Logitech C920) via v4l2: v4l2-ctl -d /dev/video5 \ --set-ctrl=gain=10 \ --set-ctrl=power_line_frequency=1 \ --set-ctrl=backlight_compensation=1 \ --set-ctrl=exposure_auto=...
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Does the Razer Kiyo (Pro) supports text overlay together with Pixel Format H264

Is the Razer Kiyo Pro able to do a "in camera Text overlay" that adds to the picture time/date text overlay? I know that I can use the raw camera stream and add the text overlay afterwards, ...
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Give applications access to camera and screen

I've been using the application Rambox for a while now, there is however one problem I'm having, Rambox isn't able to detect my camera or screen (for screenshare). (I have checked that it does work on ...
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Why did my webcam stop working out of the blue?

I have a Logitech C270 HD Webcam and Ubuntu 20.04.2. When I tried to use it today, it didn't work. I tried cheese and zoom but both of them said that they can't detect my camera. When I typed in lsusb ...
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xfreerdp redirect usb webcam

I'm trying to use xfreerdp to connect to a windows VM, and I need to forward the local webcam on my Ubuntu box. My Ubuntu distro has xfreerdp "2.2.0 (n/a)" I've found some conflicting ...
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Internal webcam not detected on Xubuntu 20.04

My webcam worked on Win10 but now on a fresh install of Xubuntu 20.04 it does not in Google Meet. Settings show no camera detected. Tried so far Looking for a camera hotkey. None appear camera ...
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Integrated webcam works sometimes in Google Meet but not in Cheese [Razor Blade]

I have been having this weird issue. When I go to Google Meet I'm able to turn my webcam (sometimes). When I'm not able to make the webcam work the webcam light keeps flickering (keep turning on and ...
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Where can I find webcam drivers for a cs3006nv HP Pavilion 15 laptop? I have Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

This is what my sudo /bin/lsusb command gives me back! sudo /bin/lsusb - cmd Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05c8:03bc Cheng Uei Precision ...
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How to use an Android phone or iPad as a virtual microphone and/or video input?

I want to use motion tracking software like VSeeFace and a voice converter like Lyrebird, but I don't have a webcam or a microphone. Buying them seems like a waste of money to me because I thought ...
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Integrated webcam not detected on Thinkpad x270 under Ubuntu 20.04

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad x270. Unfortunately the integrated webcam is 'typically' not detected. Cheese gives `no device found', and there is no entry for the webcam on lsusb. ...
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Power down USB subdevice (webcam)

In my laptop I have normal HD Camera and an IR Camera. I would like to power off the latter as it sometimes get auto-selected by some apps for video call. The issue is that the IR camera is a "...
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How do I simulate a webcam?

I just can't... v4l2loopback just doesn't get detected. (Simply does nothing even when I pipe all the video to /dev/video0 using ffmpeg). I can't join any web meetings because my webcam is broken. Any ...
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Camera and microphone doesn't work in zoom

I have installed zoom for school purposes and it detects the camera and the microphone, and they work when i test them in configuration, but when I join a meeting they suddenly stop working. They are ...
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Bresser MikroCam SP 5.0 Does not have Driver for Anchor Chips (ID 0547:1236). Urgent!! Help Me

I have been assigned to use the Bresser MikroCam SP 5.0 camera. This camera is using Anchor Chips Inc with a vendor ID of 0547. I have tried to find a driver for allowing the chip to be recognized as ...
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Webcam flickering

My Webcam is flickering. I tried to change settings in GUVCView and in v4l2ucp (see screenshot, you can see there grey and white stripes, they change all the time) but this does not help, both with ...
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Can you create a virtual /dev/video that contains either /dev/video0 or /dev/video1, based on which is available?

I'm using v4l2 to create a virtual video device /dev/video0 into which I feed ffmpeg stream (from a DSLR camera). I also have the default laptop webcam in /dev/video1. When the DSLR is on, I can see a ...
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How to disable webcam microphone?

Since switching to Ubuntu from Windows I've noticed that my webcam doesn't work anymore, cheese shows no device detected and hardinfo doesn't see anything. If I unplug it and replug it back in it ...
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Can't enable webcam after disabling it

Tried to disable webcam according this answer. After all operations webcam is stop working and I have this output (screenshot) And after rebooting my machine and changing webcam config to default ...
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Webcam builtin cannot be detected by Cheese after upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

(cheese:4639): Clutter-WARNING **: 20:32:22.233: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: 20:32:23.402: cheese-application.vala:214: Error during camera setup: Nenhum dispositivo ...
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ffmpeg freezes using webcam at 1080p or 60fps - Logitech Streamcam OBS Studio

I need to use my Logitech Streamcam webcam at 1080p (1920x1080) at 60fps but it neither work in OBS Studio, nor in guvcview nor if I want to save the output as a video file, ffmpeg freezes :( Thanks ...
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USB webcam microphone not working

I have a USB webcam which have inbuilt microphone.. The camera is working and the mic is detected.. but it is not giving any input. https://www.amazon.in/TVS-WC-103-HD-Webcam-1080Pixel/dp/B08G4X6TC1/...
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ffmpeg / ffplay DSLR help

I use the following command with ffmpeg to create a virtual webcam in linux 18.04 for my DSLR camera: gphoto2 --stdout --capture-movie | ffmpeg -i - -vcodec rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv420p -threads 0 -f ...

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