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Import from webcam

Asked by stinkinrich88 on 2010-04-30

How do I import from my webcam? The option is disabled in the menu.

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2010-05-01
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2010-12-22
subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #1

what program are you using cheese?

what type of computer?

what version of ubuntu are you using

stinkinrich88 (stinkinrich88) said : #2

I'm using PiTiVi, I thought this was the help page for PiTiVI (I got here from the help menu)

My webcam does work with cheese, however (no sound, though).

Not sure what information you need about my computer... I made it myself, it has an intel mobo and processor, modern nvidia graphics card, plenty of ram and hard drive space. The webcam is USB connected (plus mic jack) and is "driverless", here's more info on it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kinobo-Webcam-Megapixels-Windows-lights/dp/B0035ERSA8/

I have upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 Ubuntu.

subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #3

sorry your having trouble

can you goto your appl. > asess. >terminal and paste the out put of this command back here and

someone can help you some more

lshal -s

stinkinrich88 (stinkinrich88) said : #4

Sure thing. Here's the output of lshal -s:

computer
acpi_CPU0
acpi_CPU1
computer_alsa_timer
computer_oss_sequencer_0
computer_oss_sequencer
computer_alsa_sequencer
net_0a_00_27_00_00_00
net_computer_loopback
computer_logicaldev_input_1
computer_logicaldev_input_0
computer_logicaldev_input
pnp_PNP0003
pnp_PNP0501
pnp_PNP0501_serial_platform_0
pnp_PNP0401
ppdev_parport0
pnp_PNP0700
pnp_PNP0c02_1
pnp_PNP0c02_0
pnp_PNP0800
pnp_PNP0c04
pnp_PNP0b00
pnp_PNP0200
pnp_PNP0c02
pnp_PNP0a03
platform_vga16fb_0
platform_vboxdrv_0
platform_serial8250
platform_pcspkr
platform_i8042
platform_i8042_i8042_AUX_port
platform_i8042_i8042_KBD_port
platform_Fixed_MDIO_bus_0
pci_8086_2825
pci_8086_2825_scsi_host_0
pci_8086_2825_scsi_host
pci_8086_2825_scsi_host_scsi_host
pci_8086_2825_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0
storage_serial_WDC_WD5000AACS_00ZUB0_WD_WCASU4172568
volume_uuid_f18346ea_d726_4d88_96f3_90cefe0fb8d6
pci_8086_2825_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0_scsi_generic
pci_8086_283e
pci_8086_2820
pci_8086_2820_scsi_host_0
pci_8086_2820_scsi_host_0_scsi_host
pci_8086_2820_scsi_host_0_scsi_device_lun0
storage_serial_WDC_WD5000AAKS_22TMA0_WD_WCAPW3475022
volume_uuid_d277c7a7_6102_45fa_8795_5dc11593e5a9
volume_uuid_edf73fb9_3ad7_49c6_9734_18e4cb1d3493
pci_8086_2820_scsi_host_0_scsi_device_lun0_scsi_generic
pci_8086_2820_scsi_host
pci_8086_2820_scsi_host_scsi_host
pci_8086_2820_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0
storage_serial_WDC_WD1600JS_00NCB1_WD_WCANMH840354
volume_uuid_8f5d70e4_5f3f_476d_a739_a4db6a3706ae
volume_uuid_5cd849db_5cd1_4145_b638_c0ea708973ec
volume_uuid_4CEAE67559FF75FA
volume_uuid_dcb5c8b6_738d_4ff8_929e_b4d13aff93a5
pci_8086_2820_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0_scsi_generic
pci_8086_2810
pci_8086_244e
pci_104c_8023
pci_8086_2836
usb_device_1d6b_2_0000_00_1d_7
usb_device_ac8_3450_noserial
usb_device_ac8_3450_noserial_if1
usb_device_ac8_3450_noserial_if0
usb_device_ac8_3450_noserial_if0_video4linux
usb_device_ac8_3450_noserial_if0_logicaldev_input
usb_device_1d6b_2_0000_00_1d_7_if0
pci_8086_2832
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1d_2
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1d_2_if0
pci_8086_2831
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1d_1
usb_device_45e_dd_noserial
usb_device_45e_dd_noserial_if1
usb_device_45e_dd_noserial_if1_logicaldev_input
usb_device_45e_dd_noserial_if0
usb_device_45e_dd_noserial_if0_logicaldev_input
usb_device_4f3_210_noserial
usb_device_4f3_210_noserial_if0
usb_device_4f3_210_noserial_if0_logicaldev_input
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1d_1_if0
pci_8086_2830
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1d_0
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1d_0_if0
pci_8086_2847
pci_8086_2845
pci_8086_2843
pci_8086_2841
pci_11ab_6101
pci_11ab_6101_scsi_host_0
pci_11ab_6101_scsi_host
pci_11ab_6101_scsi_host_scsi_host
pci_11ab_6101_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0
storage_model_CD_DVDW_TS_H552U
pci_11ab_6101_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0_scsi_generic
pci_8086_283f
pci_8086_284b
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_logicaldev_input
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_alsa_playback_0
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_alsa_capture_0
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_oss_mixer__1
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_alsa_hw_specific_2
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_oss_pcm_0_0
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_alsa_control__1
pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_oss_pcm_0
pci_8086_284b_logicaldev_input
pci_8086_283a
usb_device_1d6b_2_0000_00_1a_7
usb_device_1d6b_2_0000_00_1a_7_if0
pci_8086_2835
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1a_1
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1a_1_if0
pci_8086_2834
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1a_0
usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_1a_0_if0
pci_8086_104b
net_00_19_d1_87_79_50
pci_8086_29a4
pci_8086_29a1
pci_10de_614
pci_8086_29a0

subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #5

hi once again can you go to your terminal you can repost this here if you wish

im seeing your device so lets see if your computer is talking to it

paste the full version

lshal -l

stinkinrich88 (stinkinrich88) said : #6

Is a pastbin ok? Here's the output: http://pastebin.com/q0q29aYy

I'm pretty sure it's talking to it ok, because my webcam works fine with Cheese, guvcview, and flash.

Rich

subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #7

hi sorry for the extra trouble im not sure why your not getting sound

i noticed something in one of the reviews about this from the link you sent (amazon)

so perhaps you dont have the volume up enough,

sorry to ask just eliminating the obvious.

you may also want to check your setting under your audio

i would suggest installing the pulse adapter , it still uses the alsa but gives you a better

g.u.i. which in preferences you can select mic boost as well as capture and other options

this software is in your add/remove or now ubuntu software under applications youll want the volume control and the line in /out options

also heres another program that may work its in your

system>admin>synaptic>(left panel)world wide web "camserv"

you can also find pulse and pulse extras here under multimedia

stinkinrich88 (stinkinrich88) said : #8

Hi! Thanks for the help, however it doesn't quite answer my question. Let me make it more clear:

1. My webcam/mic work perfectly when I boot to windows and use Windows Movie Maker
2. GUVCView can record video from my webcam with sound. However, there is a delay between the sound and video that I cannot find a way to fix, so this is no good. (sound works only when set to "pulse")
3. Cheese can record video from my webcam fine, but with no sound (think it's listening to the wrong sound channel but I can't find a way to set this.
4. Sound recorder can't hear my mic (again, think it's on the wrong channel, can't find how to set it).
5. In Ubuntu Sound Preferences, on the Input tab, I can see that it can hear my microphone (only when "Microphone 1/microphone" is selected in the drop-down list). The microphone is a regular sound jack that I plugged into the microphone port.
6. Webcam/video work fine with chatroulette. However, when I try to record a video on Youtube (under Upload), the video freezes on one frame and only the sound is recorded......

camserv seems to be a program to stream video over the internet. However, I only want to record videos for my own private use. I was hoping that PiTiVi might be the one that could manage audio & video with no problems. This seems impossible to achieve with Ubuntu.

stinkinrich88 (stinkinrich88) said : #9

I just installed Kamoso and when I first start it it says:

"Phonon: KDE's Multimedia Library. The audio playback device HDA Intel (STAC92xx Analog) does not work. Falling back to Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server"

It can record sound and video fine, but with a delay between the two... so this is no good.

subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #10

hi again dont give up just yet you may also try this if you just have a latency issue you could run etheir audacity which has the ability to adjust that under there prefrence section. also the jamin program will do that you just have to configure the in/out properties for whatever your doing

sorry i couldnt tell you more hope you get it going.

This feature is currently disabled because it's a bit too ancient and isn't properly tested, sorry. If someone comes up and maintains it, it will be available again.

Created a FAQ about this:
FAQ #1416: “Why is webcam capture disabled in PiTiVi?”.

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