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SSH tunnel between two Raspberry Pis to access a Webcam [on hold]

I have a webcam sitting behind a 3G mobile router which is blocked for access from outside. I think the best way to gain access to this webcam would be by setting up an SSH tunnel. I was reading ...
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Built-in camera not detected

I have Dell Ins. 5537 running Arch. The webcam doesn't work out of the box. There's no /dev/video* device detected. Arch wiki tells me to find the right model of webcam and load the right kernel ...
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How to access a security camera and covert it to /dev/video?

I would like to access my security camera that communicates through rtsp feed with an API that only supports a character video kind of entry (I'm new on linux, and I'm not sure if it's called ...
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using motion to trigger snapshot when movement stops

I am trying to use motion software (but I could use just any other linux software) in order to "log" some manual work by snapshots. So imagine I wanna make a stop-motion film with my LEGO(r) toys ...
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Using mencoder to record a video

I'm trying to use mencoder to record a video. The following command was taken from an online tutorial: mencoder tv:// -tv ...
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opencv webcam problem

I started the webcam using openCV but (stupidly) did not assign code for proper closing up of resources. So now the webcam is stuck. How can I restart the webcam without rebooting ? I know rebooting ...
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on cheese, webcam stops working when I touch the laptop lidl

The following happens when I run cheese on debian 8: the webcam is working perfectly on skype but whenever I use cheese, it works as long as I do not touch the screen (please notice my laptop is not ...
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webcam not working: one or more needed gstreamer elements are missing

After the latest updates of Debian 8, the webcam is not working anymore. In particular cheese shows "there was an error playing video from webcam". Then I tried to run it with sudo and it shows ...
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Why does my camera not show up in /dev although it does in dmesg? (Possible Ubuntu regression.)

A while ago I could plug in my Canon via USB and it would get mounted as an external drive. Nothing has been reconfigured in the camera, but now if I plug it in $> dmesg [103943.225623] usb 1-2: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 built in webcam not being detected

Hello I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and my webcam is not recognized. It used to work fine but recently it is not working. I got my screen replaced by dell and also the motherboard and heatsinks for a ...
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How to broadcast voice from USB microphone to apache?

I have a webcam and a microphone. I wan't to send both, sound and video to my index.php so i can see the video from the camera and hear the sound from the microphone. I already managed to stream the ...
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How to connnect to a Sony camera via Wifi from Linux

Sony cameras come with Wifi connectivity, but their software is only distributed for Mac and Windows. (www.sony.net/pm/) How can I connect to it from Linux? (Specifically, Fedora 22 <--> DSC-HX60) ...
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IDS uEye camera stream

I am using an IDS uEye XS USB camera (https://en.ids-imaging.com/store/produkte/kameras/usb-2-0-kameras/ueye-xs.html) and my problem is that according to the sdk description it does not have V4L or ...
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Dumping webcam video frames into jpeg

I have a raspberry pi and I want to stream webcam video from it. I want to make it compatible with my Windows Mobile phone (or any other device with a browser), so mjpeg streaming is out of the ...
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Giving a user access to the webcam

I have a user that I use to run untrusted programs (more specifically, Skype). I would like to give that user access to the webcam. I am using Debian, where the standard way to do this is to put ...
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Status of UVC 1.5 support in Linux

My (Debian 8) kernel, 3.16.7 only detects the Logitech C930E webcam as UVC 1.0 (when it does support 1.5). Searching the Internet only throws up kernel patches, most of them from Pawel Osciak form ...
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How to stream webcam on linux vps with videolan and output to html

It used to be quite simple to stream my webcam facing out into the yard to the world on my website. However, telstra has changed things where can't find a way to point my webcam to anything but local ...
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SONY Cybershot DSC-WX150 camera won't mount on Fedora 19

How do I mount my SONY camera? I wanted to look at the my photos on may SONY Cybershot DSC-WX150. I plug it in and then turn the camera on. The camera did not automount on Linux (Fedora 19).The ...
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USB Webcam and Mic not working at the same time - Rocketfish RF-HDWEB

On a new installation of Debian, this USB webcam/mic combo (Rocketfish RF-HDWEB) is unable to broadcast the cam and mic simultaneously. I am testing it on the tinychat website which uses flash to ...
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How to use Mac Camera on Ubuntu Desktop

I am trying to feed my mac's camera into my ubuntu desktop. Any advice on either how to do this or the proper forum/resource to use to find out?
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Getting webcam to work in ekiga in Gentoo

My webcam is working properly using other programs - Camorama , Guvcview and web browsers(firefox and chrome); ekiga recognizes my webcam too and it even turns on its indicator light but there is ...
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Debian BT878 card stream to external zoneminder

I placed 2 analog cameras in my countryside. I placed one computer and installed ubuntu with zoneminder, but it was too slow and didn't work properly. So now I have another idea - I have VPS on which ...
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Slide Scanner not recognized in Linux Mint

first of all: I'm using Linux Mint 17/Qiana, I previously asked this on askubuntu, and got redirected here, so I hope this is the right place to ask this :P So I am trying to get a slide scanner ...
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How to record video from an old webcam using ffmpeg on Linux?

After couple of hours I'm finally ready to accept my absolute lack of knowledge in that topic and decided to post this question here. I've been trying to record video from an old external USB webcam ...
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Saturated blue image in MJPG streaming with a Raspberry Pi and a webcam

I compiled mjpeg_streamer and it works correctly with my laptop's webcam (/dev/video0). But if I use my usb webcam (a4tech) it shows the stream like this: The command is as follows: ...
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USB3 to Ethernet stops after sometimes

This is my first post to this website. I this that my question is related to serverfault cause it is related to ethernet communication issue. If you disagree please let me know what is the appropriate ...
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Replace webcam transmission with an image from the hard drive

I'm working with an Android app installed in my Arch Linux using the emulator Genymotion. This app is not mine and I have not access to the source code, I'm just working with it. In some part of the ...
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release/close capture of camera

I have opened webcam for capturing using OpenCV in C++. Then I stopped the program using CTRL+Z; The webcam could not turn off, Because was not defined in program. And I can not start my program ...
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Uvcvideo trying to load a camera twice

I've got a problem with uvcvideo, where I get this error at startup: uvcvideo: Failed to query (GET_DEF) UVC control 2 on unit 1: -32 (exp. 1). which also shows up in dmesg if you unload and load ...
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IP Camera with embedded Linux

I have purchased an IP Camera from Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/151349669865). When I read the description of the camera, it said it has an embedded linux in it. I though that I will be able to ...
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Centos web camera, fast application for snapshot?

I'm using ffmpeg for taking snapshots / still images with web cameras. I'm going to use several web cameras to take photos at the same time or one after the other (timelapse). It's important for me ...
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Chroma key (green screen) live for a webcam?

Is there a way to apply chroma key live to a stream that's used in video conferencing. Webcam works fine though v4l (Cheese, Ekiga). This but in Linux.
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How do you determine the capabilities of a WebCam?

I have a collection of WebCam's lying around. Some of them are new, some go back a decade (gotta love not having to "upgrade" devices in Linux :). Somehow I've developed the impression that ...
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How to create dummy webcam?

I would like to join some videoconference, but I don't own a webcam and the conference software requires one. So my question is, can I create a dummy one? I don't care what the cam will cast, I just ...
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Motion command images are jibberish

It seems my motion command config will not take complete pictures. It used to take a few tiny ok images, and a garbled image, now after adjusting it to full resolution it takes a large image of ...
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Camera to check if I'm watching the computer?

Is there a program to do following: I have a webcam on my laptop. I would like that my computer starts a screensaver if I'm not watching my laptop and stop the saver when I'm watching the screen. Is ...
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How do I send RTSP video to a program that reads from a character device?

I have an IP-CAM that streams video over RTSP and I want to detect bar codes from it with zbarcam (from Ubuntu's zbar-tools package). According zbarcam's manual, it expects to be given a video4linux ...
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How can I get this proprietary low-vision camera working in Linux?

I am a visually impaired Computer Science student, and use a special USB camera to zoom in on the board/projector during lectures. The camera only officially supports Windows, and I've been using it ...
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How to record v4l webcam with ffmpeg? Cannot find a proper format for codec 'none'

Goal is to capture video from my old usb webcam (device 0733:0430). Trying to save video gives this error. (I've tried both ffmpeg and avconv.) Command ffmpeg -f v4l2 -i /dev/video2 -s 160x120 ...
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Building a Security System using Raspberry Pi [closed]

I have a spare USB webcam at home and I plan to order a Raspberry Pi Model B which will capture video and stream it live. This will be my first time handling a Raspberry Pi. Before oredring the ...
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cheese doesnt work in beagleboneblack installed with angstrom, using chipsee LCD

I am using chipsee LCD + beaglebone black and Logitech Webcam C270. I am using angstrome OS distribution provided by Chipsee. I wanted to use Cheese and see if webcam works fine or not. When i open ...
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Raspberry Pi webcam server streaming via an IP?

I developed one webcam server using my Raspberry Pi and Logitech webcam and Motion library. I'm able to view the stream by using Raspberry Pi's IP. If I use an IP camera instead of a normal webcam, ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...
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Debian Wheezy vs Logitech Quickcam E2500

I've a bought a QBox-1000, I've installed Wheezy, and some services (SSH, Samba, Transmission, etc). Now I would like to step on a next level. I want to know what is what and how to do some advanced ...
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Grab from a webcam

On Linux it is easy to use an audio or video grabbing device as input to FFmpeg: ffmpeg -f oss -i /dev/dsp -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 out.flv Today someone in kirupa forums said they ...
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dark image in Skype but without a problem in other apps

I've just moved to Linux Family. I installed Elementary OS 64bit (based on Ubuntu). I try to configure my Skype, but the video image is really dark. It is working, but it is low in contrast. I've ...
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How to copy files *to* a camera?

I'd like to copy a firmware update file to my Canon 7D camera, connected via USB. After it was auto-mounted by thunar + thunar-volman + gvfs-gphoto2 I tried the following: $ cp ...
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Understanding webcam 's Linux device drivers

As far as I know, device driver is a part of SW that is able to communicate with a particular type of device that is attached to a computer. In case of a USB webcam, the responsible driver is UVC ...
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How does one install a camera driver from a c file, and what is this driver doing?

I need to install a driver for a MT9M032 CMOS Image Sensor USB machine vision camera made by Aptina (formerly Micron). I am working on a Macintosh running OS X 10.9.1 and am new to Linux/Unix when it ...
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How do I find out which process is using my V4L2 webcam?

I tried to run the following: $ vlc -I dummy v4l2:///dev/video0 --video-filter scene --no-audio --scene-path webcam.png --scene-prefix image_prefix --scene-format png vlc://quit --run-time=1 ...