webcam not detected by vgabbj

Bug #883282 reported by Raffaella Traniello on 2011-10-28
This bug affects 1 person
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Linux Stopmotion

Bug Description

Despite being autodetected, my webcam (Logitech Quickcam9000Pro) doesn't get activated. I get no preview and I can't capture.

The webcam is correctly autodetected as v4l2-device.
vgrabbj works only with V4L devices (not with V4L2 devices).
Video for Linux version 1 (V4L1) is now obsolete and its support has been dropped in recent kernel versions, including the one shipped with Ubuntu 11.04.
vgrabbj is now useless.

To grab from v4l2 devices use uvccapture instead.
In the "video import" tab of the Preferences add a "uvccapture" line.
Edit it adding:
  uvccapture -d$VIDEODEVICE -x640 -y480 -o$IMAGEFILE
as a pre-poll command in the Import device setting bottom panel.
Adjust the resolution to your case.

Thanks to Herman Robak and Martin Herren

Changed in lsm:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in lsm:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: configuration
removed: capture

Libv4l2 may provide a transitional solution: "libv4l2 offers the v4l2 API on top of v4l2 devices", the package info of libv4l-0 says. I have a hunch that this already is done on Ubuntu, by default.

Tim Band (tim-band) wrote :

I'm going to close this. We have uvccapture, is that enough?

Changed in lsm:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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