how to add video capture from webcam plugin

Asked by michael95060 on 2010-12-21

I am using PiTiVi and the webcam capture option is grayed back. My Logitech 9000 webcam is recognized by Cheese, You Tube and Skype, so all seems well there. My goal is to use PiTiVi to capture, hopefully at full camera capacity (in terms of resolution) instead of directly posting to You Tube at the default reduced resolution setting

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Jean-François Fortin Tam suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #1416: “Why is webcam capture disabled in PiTiVi?”.

michael95060 (michael95060) said : #2

Wow, that's pretty amazing considering how integrated (even taken for
granted) web/video capability is becoming to computing experience. It's even
on our phones. Sounds to me like Ubuntu is missing a crucial train. IMHO,
webcam support is no longer an option. Or a pesky bug to put off. This is
becoming a deal-breaker for some. Cheese is the poorest answer to the need
and VLC much to unfriendly to the average user. Even me, and I'm an early
adopter of Ubuntu, since 5.10. Bottom line, if I can plug into You Tube,
Skype, et al to run my webcam, it's now time for Ubuntu to address this or
risk becoming Microsoft (read : non-visionary)
Well, that's my take on the thing.
Michael Love
Palo Alto, CA

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Jean-François Fortin Tam <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #138671 on pitivi in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pitivi/+question/138671
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Related FAQ set to:
> Why is webcam capture disabled in PiTiVi?
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+faq/1416
>
> Jean-François Fortin Tam proposed the following answer:
> Jean-François Fortin Tam suggests this article as an answer to your
> question:
> FAQ #1416: “Why is webcam capture disabled in PiTiVi?”.
>
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Concerning this particular question, maybe my answer was not clear:
- The pitivi developers are working on other things. As explained in the linked FAQ, patches are welcome.
- There are zero Ubuntu developers working on pitivi.

I am not part of Ubuntu, I'm just answering questions concerning pitivi, so directing your disappointment at me accomplishes nothing. Perhaps you can ask Canonical to size up their contributions to pitivi instead.

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