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Deny flash plugin access to (a particular) webcam

I recently bought an external webcam to play around with OpenCV. It works great out of the box in Debian, but I realized that when I browse any site that contain flash content (youtube, soundcloud), ...
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What would cause “crossover” between two USB2 webcams when using motion?

I am using the Motion package for linux to act as a security system with two Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcams. In general it's working very well but I'm experiencing a weird issue. Every now and then ...
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Skype webcam upside down but v4l1compat missing

I am running Linux Mint, but i think this issue will be mutual with Ubuntu. My webcam in Skype is upside down (in Cheese it's ok). There are a lot of topics dealing with this coming up with fix like ...
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Webcam on Angström

I am running Angström on my BeagleBoard-xm. I want to use a webcam (I have Microsoft LifeCam Cinema and Logitech C310). I installed v4l-utils, libv4l-dev and kernel-module-uvcvideo with opkg. But the ...
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Trouble getting VLC to record from the webcam via command line

my ~/.bashrc contains the following function webcamrecord () { vlc v4l2:// :v4l-vdev="/dev/video0" :v4l-adev="/dev/audio2" :v4l-norm=3 :v4l-frequency=-1 :v4l-caching=300 :v4l-chroma="" ...
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Using MJPG stream as a webcam source

I would like to use my Android smartphone as a webcam and found the app "IP webcam", which creates various outputs of the camera. One such output is a MJPG stream, and I want to know if there is a ...
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Can the focus of a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 be fixed at infinity under linux?

I have two Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcams which I am using as a home security system with the Motion package for linux. One problem I have is that because these webcams have auto-focus, sometimes ...
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getting an old logitech webcam to work in Linux

I'm trying to get an old Logitech QuickCam Web to work in Linux. There's a kernel module, but the last time it was updated was in 2006 and it doesn't compile against a recent kernel anymore. In ...
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Skype doesn't work with webcam A4Tech PK-130MG

I've just installed Mint 12 on a desktop previously running Windows Vista. Despite using Ubuntu and Kubuntu on other machines, i still see myself as a beginner on GNU/Linux. On this Mint 12 machine, ...
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Disabling Web camera

My Eee PC comes with a Web cam, which I never use. How can I ensure that it is effectively disabled, so that no software can use it?
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Getting linux webcam state via command line or API

I would, preferably, like to know of a command I can run that will let me know whether a webcam is on/off or recording/not recording, etc. Maybe a way to see if any programs are currently accessing it ...
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Is it possible to make a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 work under linux?

I am trying to set up a virtual machine which will act as a home security system. (If you've chatted with me in The Tavern, you may know why...) I purchased two USB webcams (Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000) ...
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Mounting USB camera on Ubuntu

I am quite new at Linux and I have to install this SwissRanger camera on Ubuntu. I am trying to follow their USB mounting instructions and I got stuck. From the instructions: Modify the usbdevfs ...
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Capture and broadcast video from web cam

I have server on Debian 6, without Desktop Environment and I have simple web camera. Web camera is defined like /dev/video0, so I can use cat /dev/video0 > ~/photo to get image from it (of course ...
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How do I get my Logitech Quickcam 4000 up and running?

I've just installed Debian “Squeeze” and would love it if I could get my webcam up and running. I've Googled for a solution, and there's a package named pwc that I need to install to get it up and ...
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How can I change the shutter speed of my webcam in Linux?

how can I change the shutter speed of my webcam in Linux? I'm using fedora 14
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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 to record a flash movie from a live cam on the Internet?

I am watching some webcams live from the Internet, showing some big cities around the world. I'd like to record some to show to my friends at home. Is it possible?
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Getting webcam to work in Raspberry Pi

I am trying to get a HAMA webcam to work with my raspberry pi with the raspbian os. When I type usb-devices I get: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ usb-devices T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 ...
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How can I install my webcam on Debian?

I'm trying to install the webcam driver for my Logitech C210. After some googling Linux UVC driver seems to be what I need. I followed their typical use in hope to get it installed: git clone ...
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Having Cheese automatically take a pic and quit

I use Cheese as my webcam software. I am trying to figure out a way to have it : Start Click a pic Exit when a script is executed. The script should not be asking for permissions and there ...
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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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ffmpeg webcam to device driver , output 8 bit grayscale

With the following command i'm trying to capture 10fps and send them the device driver. Now i want 8 bit gray raw frames (640x480= 307200 bytes per frame) to be send to the device driver. I can't ...
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Webcam Device Driver to support H.264

I have a Creative Live Cam Connect HD (id: 041e:4093) and this webcam has an on-board H.264 encoder. Unfortunately v4l2 only inputs the feed as MJPG. $ v4l2-ctl --list-formats ioctl: VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT ...
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Howto reduce skype video outgoing traffic?

Issue background I'm having having problems with skype under linux. My video calls are all the time non-continuous and they're getting stuck. The situation is the same whether I use skype alone, or ...
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Is there a version of Wine that actually runs mainstream chat clients?

Is there a version of Wine that actually runs mainstream chat clients? I'm willing to consider commercial forks. I'd need it to support at least: Yahoo QQ Skype (yes there's a native client but it's ...
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How to build a monitoring system with an infra cam?

I need to place 2 USB (?) webcams that are looking at two doors. No sound needed, just a few things: video files must be saved at least for 30 days (I have two eee pc's for the two webcams, so cable ...
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FreeBSD on ARM architecture?

Can FreeBSD be used for ARM architecture devices? Also, is there a camera driver for FreeBSD?
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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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Recording a webcam using ffmpeg

I'm struggling with ffmpeg. My webcam can do 720p at 30fps, but only when using the MJPEG codec: ~> v4l2-ctl --list-formats-ext ioctl: VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT Index : 0 Type : ...
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Looking for “Camera Mouse” for Linux

I have come across a cool piece of software called Camera Mouse. It lets you control your mouse cursor with just a webcam. Is there software like that for Linux based operating systems? (I would ...
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Connecting a wireless webcam and wireless dongle

I must create a wireless connection between a USB wireless dongle (DLink wireless-N USB Mini Adapter DWA-140) and a wireless webcam (DLink DCS-932L). I.e. point to point connection without Internet. ...
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Camera capture is too slow

I had being conducting some experimentation with my Beagleboard and camera. The camera was working perfectly well initially. Later I extended my experiments by disabling the 'auto-exposure' and ...
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Crontab not triggered

I have a program written in C with OpenCV. It captures an image from the webcam and saves on the disk with the name given as an argument. I want to trigger it every minute, thus I inserted the ...
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Linux: Interface/control 3.5 mm Headphone or Microphone port? [closed]

This might sound crazy, but bear with me ;) I am making a DIY camera trigger, and I would like to see if I can trigger it remotely by plugging it into my Microphone or Headphone ports. It's a basic ...
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Trying to make my default selection for USB c920 webcam work in Gstreamer, but still opens laptop internal cam

For the past week I have been trying to get my Logitech c920 to act as my default webcam. Despite everything seeming to be in order, it's just not working. I have GUVCview and V4L installed. I have ...
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Capture raw image from V4L (webcam) device

I'm using a Raspberry pi to monitor a self-service fridge. When the door opens, a shell script is being executed to capture pictures until the door closes again. The problem, however, is the speed of ...
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Connection error for linux webcam driver for matlab

This might seem like a duplicate post, well yes it is, but I have a different problem compared with the duplicate version of it. My value for imaqhwinfo gives me: InstalledAdaptors: {'dcam' ...
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uvcvideo - No space left on device

I'm trying to setup a camera (Swann ADW-200 wireless) in Zoneminder but having difficulties. Even when the camera is the only USB device hooked into the server it still errors with bandwidth problems ...
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 stopped working on Linux Mint

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-800 stopped working without any plausible reason. lsusb identifies the camera with the name "Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera". Another unusual thing is that ...
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How can I rotate one camera but not the other, in motion?

I have two webcams configured in motion. Due to the way I'm positioning one of these cameras, it needs to be rotated upside down (180 degrees). I tried putting this in it's tread.cfg file: rotate ...
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Why can't uvcdynctrl see my webcam?

I have added a Creative Labs Live! Optia webcam to my Debian Squeeze machine and can see it using lsusb. Unfortunately, when I use uvcdynctrl -l I get the message No Devices Found I am on Kernel ...
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Why doesn't GoogleTalk plugin recognize my camera, even with v4l?

The thing is that I have GoogleTalk plugin, also used for Google+ hangouts, and it works in my netbook, on Ubuntu. But on my laptop, using the same Ubuntu (Oneric) and having used the camera on Cheese ...
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Matlab's Image acquisition toolbox doesn't recognize my webcam

I have to work with the image acquisition toolbox in Matlab and I find it quite disturbing to always change to windows. So I installed Matlab 2010b on my Linux machine (Arch, Kernel 39). Skype & ...
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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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Capturing image from webcam

I want to capture a image through webcam in Linux. So I searched on the Internet and found out it's can be done using mplayer or vlc. Following is the command for capturing image by mplayer and its ...
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Linux webcam software [closed]

What are some good full-featured (whatever that means) webcam applications in linux. I know about cheese, but found some of its features lacking. Are there any others?
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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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Driverless Windows webcam supported by UVC under 3.10 kernel?

There are 'driverless' webcam that plug into Windows 7 and will work directly without driver, in same way as USB finger disk, just plug in and work automatically. Is it true that the mechanism works ...
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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, ...