Most software on Linux requires video4linux drivers. Board index All times are UTC. Then I installed ‘gettext’ and that fixed the problem. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. Click the settings button right next to it. Last edited by jbeale on Tue Dec 03, 1: I can make the cams work in VLC, but my other cam apps like Camorama and Empathy don’t “see” the external cams and there is no place in the apps to specify a device path to choose between the default built-in or an external cam.

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This means that you should be able to plug-in your webcam and use it straight away: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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Official V4L2 driver Mon Dec 02, 9: Using gow GUI In VLC, choose ‘Open capture device’ from the file menu and enter the video and audio device files see above in video device name and audio device name, respectively. The raspicam and raspistill applications have a lot of control over camera parameters like ISO, shutter speed, etc. Most software on Linux requires video4linux drivers. Type in the following command: Now plug in your webcam, allow the system a few seconds to register the device, hos run the two commands again.


Select all sudo apt-get install gettext. This project aims to provide a universal driver for Linux webcams.

Please note that this document is intended for the current release: Testing Your Webcam Using Cheese Ubuntu aims to provide ‘out-of-the-box’ or ‘just-works’ imstall for webcams. Using the Command Line A simple test of just the video from your webcam can be done as follows.

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I notice that many jpeg images saved by motion appear somewhat overexposed, for some reason. Official V4L2 driver Tue Dec 03, 9: And you also need jpeglib. So the whole sequence should be: Official V4L2 driver Mon Dec 02, 8: This section aims to help you install your webcam’s drivers if they have not been automatically installed by Ubuntu.

Installing the Eyetoy as a Webcam with Kopete 7.

Last edited by jbeale on Mon Dec 02, 9: To definitively identify your webcam, the following information will be v4l22 use: I’ve been waiting for this.


Although the Linux UVC project covers many devices, support for others is provided elsewhere. That was never possible with the RPi-specific motion-mmal program which I found was limited to a much lower frame rate even at very low resolutions.

Cheese should automatically detect your webcam and display live video stream. It has been in the Universe repository since Ubuntu I downloaded a packed file from the V4L2 website, but they don’t seem to have any detailed instructions on how to install it on Ubuntu. Why do I gow this?

Select all sudo apt-get install autoconf. It uses the gstreamer library, which utlilizes the video4linux2 API.

To record video or take a snapshot, click either on photo or video and select Take a Photo or Start recording. My Apple LCD at work has these: If so, how do I install it?

Official V4L2 driver Tue Dec 03, Why does it say “Authored 10 months ago” on GitHub?