Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other softwares

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lecrapaud
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Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other softwares

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Hello

I'm very troubled. I'm using an old quickcam messanger webcam by Logitech. I've tried to use it recently and i can't use with meeting softwares like skype or zoom.

The webcam is listed with lusb and i can use it with VLC with the vlc v4l2:// command line (the device entry is /dev/video0)

But when i launch cheese the camera is not working.

Does anyone have a clue how to solve it?

Thanks
Laurent
Mint 19.2
Kernel 4.15.0-101 X86_64
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Re: Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other sotwares

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Try guvcview in Software Manager. See if that helps and go from there.

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Re: Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other sotwares

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Thanks

When i use Guvcview i can capture either pictures and video. It works very nice.

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Re: Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other sotwares

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Its magic software.

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Re: Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other sotwares

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But i can't see how it can solve my problem?

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Re: Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other sotwares

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Well, now you know it works with other software - just probably not the software you want it to work with.

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Re: Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other sotwares

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Yes exactly
But if it works with one software is enough for me to know that the webcam works. That's for sure. As you said it doesn't work for the software i need for. So there's an another step for me to take, to solve my issue. But i don't know how...

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Re: Webcam works with VLC but it don't with other softwares

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Found this recent page that might lead you in the right direction.
https://ornidelpozzo.info/logitech-quic ... ubuntu-92/

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