Activity log for bug #981803

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2012-04-14 18:50:46 iGadget bug added bug
2012-05-14 09:45:11 Launchpad Janitor cheese (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2012-05-14 09:45:20 Brendan_P bug added subscriber Brendan_P
2012-07-23 07:59:04 Shih-Yuan Lee attachment added 0001-Use-a-realtime-preset-for-video-encoder-element.patch https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+bug/981803/+attachment/3232535/+files/0001-Use-a-realtime-preset-for-video-encoder-element.patch
2012-07-23 08:01:47 Shih-Yuan Lee bug task added gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu)
2012-07-23 08:01:56 Shih-Yuan Lee gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2012-07-23 08:02:39 Shih-Yuan Lee attachment added 00_add_preset_support_for_vp8enc.patch https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gst-plugins-bad0.10/+bug/981803/+attachment/3232538/+files/00_add_preset_support_for_vp8enc.patch
2012-07-23 08:03:16 Shih-Yuan Lee bug watch added https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=674779
2012-07-23 08:03:16 Shih-Yuan Lee bug task added gst-plugins-bad
2012-07-23 08:03:51 Shih-Yuan Lee affects gst-plugins-bad cheese
2012-07-23 08:04:14 Shih-Yuan Lee bug added subscriber Shih-Yuan Lee
2012-07-23 08:08:23 Shih-Yuan Lee bug added subscriber Ubuntu Sponsors Team
2012-07-23 08:12:39 Shih-Yuan Lee bug task added oem-priority
2012-07-23 19:48:25 James M. Leddy oem-priority: status New Incomplete
2012-07-23 19:48:40 James M. Leddy oem-priority: status Incomplete Confirmed
2012-07-25 15:54:57 James M. Leddy tags amd64 apport-bug gstreamer-ok precise amd64 apport-bug gstreamer-ok precise rls-q-incoming
2012-07-25 15:57:49 James M. Leddy oem-priority: assignee James M. Leddy (jm-leddy)
2012-07-25 15:57:57 James M. Leddy oem-priority: status Confirmed Triaged
2012-07-25 16:35:13 James M. Leddy oem-priority: status Triaged Won't Fix
2012-07-25 16:35:20 James M. Leddy oem-priority: status Won't Fix Incomplete
2012-07-25 16:35:28 James M. Leddy oem-priority: importance Undecided Critical
2012-07-25 16:35:29 James M. Leddy oem-priority: importance Critical Medium
2012-07-25 18:24:46 Bug Watch Updater cheese: status Unknown Expired
2012-07-25 18:24:46 Bug Watch Updater cheese: importance Unknown Medium
2012-07-26 11:56:19 Iain Lane gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu): status Confirmed In Progress
2012-07-26 11:56:23 Iain Lane gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu): assignee Iain Lane (laney)
2012-07-26 11:56:26 Iain Lane cheese (Ubuntu): status Confirmed In Progress
2012-07-26 11:56:31 Iain Lane cheese (Ubuntu): assignee Iain Lane (laney)
2012-07-26 11:59:19 Iain Lane cheese (Ubuntu): status In Progress Fix Released
2012-07-26 11:59:23 Iain Lane cheese (Ubuntu): assignee Iain Lane (laney)
2012-07-26 11:59:30 Iain Lane nominated for series Ubuntu Precise
2012-07-26 11:59:30 Iain Lane bug task added gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu Precise)
2012-07-26 11:59:30 Iain Lane bug task added cheese (Ubuntu Precise)
2012-07-26 12:02:18 Iain Lane gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu): assignee Iain Lane (laney)
2012-07-26 12:03:21 Iain Lane bug added subscriber Iain Lane
2012-07-26 12:03:24 Iain Lane removed subscriber Ubuntu Sponsors Team
2012-07-26 12:05:16 Launchpad Janitor gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu): status In Progress Fix Released
2012-07-26 12:44:58 Launchpad Janitor branch linked lp:ubuntu/gst-plugins-bad0.10
2012-07-27 16:40:24 James M. Leddy description When recording a video with Cheese with a 1280x720 resolution, the image is blurry whenever there is motion (this might be a webcam limitation) but after a few seconds there are also massive framedrops. This results in a jerky video at best, where the audio is at times completely out of sync with the video. When scaling back to 640x480 (the next 'best' thing), things are smoother (at least there are no massive framedrops). But 640x480 is not widescreen and not even close to HD, making Cheese useless for my aim of being able to create quick-yet-good-enough-looking headshot videos for online use. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04 Package: cheese 3.4.0-0ubuntu1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14 Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu3 Architecture: amd64 Date: Sat Apr 14 20:30:34 2012 EcryptfsInUse: Yes ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/cheese InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328) MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP ProBook 6550b ProcEnviron: PATH=(custom, no user) LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/bash RelatedPackageVersions: cheese 3.4.0-0ubuntu1 cheese-common 3.4.0-0ubuntu1 SourcePackage: cheese UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) dmi.bios.date: 10/04/2010 dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard dmi.bios.version: 68CDE Ver. F.03 dmi.board.name: 146D dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard dmi.board.version: KBC Version 73.11 dmi.chassis.type: 10 dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68CDEVer.F.03:bd10/04/2010:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPProBook6550b:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn146D:rvrKBCVersion73.11:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr: dmi.product.name: HP ProBook 6550b dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard [ Impact ] This affects the entire distribution, on any laptop with a camera. The default "camera app" doesn't work well on Ubuntu. Cheese takes up all most all cpu cycles, and even so the recorded video is choppy. This reflects poorly on Ubuntu as an OS [ Test Case ] * Record video with cheese. t * Play back in Totem * Notice how choppy it is [ Regression Potential ] Low: The patch just adds another profile to gstreamer that makes it a higher priority process, and then tells cheese to use that profile. It's just a configuration change. I have tested and the patches have the intended result, the video is smoother than before. The side effect is that, on a fully loaded system, other processes will not be able to get cpu time as effectively. This should not be a problem because it's assumed that when you're recording the video, you won't be using other applications on your machine. [ Original Report ] When recording a video with Cheese with a 1280x720 resolution, the image is blurry whenever there is motion (this might be a webcam limitation) but after a few seconds there are also massive framedrops. This results in a jerky video at best, where the audio is at times completely out of sync with the video. When scaling back to 640x480 (the next 'best' thing), things are smoother (at least there are no massive framedrops). But 640x480 is not widescreen and not even close to HD, making Cheese useless for my aim of being able to create quick-yet-good-enough-looking headshot videos for online use. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04 Package: cheese 3.4.0-0ubuntu1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14 Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu3 Architecture: amd64 Date: Sat Apr 14 20:30:34 2012 EcryptfsInUse: Yes ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/cheese InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328) MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP ProBook 6550b ProcEnviron:  PATH=(custom, no user)  LANG=en_US.UTF-8  SHELL=/bin/bash RelatedPackageVersions:  cheese 3.4.0-0ubuntu1  cheese-common 3.4.0-0ubuntu1 SourcePackage: cheese UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) dmi.bios.date: 10/04/2010 dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard dmi.bios.version: 68CDE Ver. F.03 dmi.board.name: 146D dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard dmi.board.version: KBC Version 73.11 dmi.chassis.type: 10 dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68CDEVer.F.03:bd10/04/2010:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPProBook6550b:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn146D:rvrKBCVersion73.11:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr: dmi.product.name: HP ProBook 6550b dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packar
2012-07-27 16:42:26 James M. Leddy gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu Precise): status New Confirmed
2012-07-27 17:24:57 James M. Leddy attachment added cheese-precise-profile-realtime.patch https://bugs.launchpad.net/oem-priority/+bug/981803/+attachment/3238877/+files/cheese-precise-profile-realtime.patch
2012-07-27 17:28:01 James M. Leddy bug added subscriber Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team
2012-07-27 17:28:08 James M. Leddy bug added subscriber Ubuntu Sponsors Team
2012-07-27 17:29:26 James M. Leddy attachment added gst-plugins-bad-precise-profile-realtime.patch https://bugs.launchpad.net/oem-priority/+bug/981803/+attachment/3238888/+files/gst-plugins-bad-precise-profile-realtime.patch
2012-07-27 17:30:25 James M. Leddy cheese (Ubuntu Precise): assignee Iain Lane (laney)
2012-07-27 17:30:37 James M. Leddy gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu Precise): assignee Iain Lane (laney)
2012-07-30 09:22:52 Shih-Yuan Lee bug watch added https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=680817
2012-07-30 19:15:46 James M. Leddy cheese (Ubuntu Precise): status New Confirmed
2012-07-31 16:16:43 James M. Leddy attachment added gst-plugins-bad-precise-profile-realtime.patch https://bugs.launchpad.net/oem-priority/+bug/981803/+attachment/3243900/+files/gst-plugins-bad-precise-profile-realtime.patch
2012-08-06 19:46:33 Steve Magoun nominated for series oem-priority/precise
2012-08-06 19:46:33 Steve Magoun bug task added oem-priority/precise
2012-08-06 19:46:52 Steve Magoun oem-priority/precise: assignee James M. Leddy (jm-leddy)
2012-08-06 19:46:56 Steve Magoun oem-priority/precise: importance Undecided Medium
2012-08-06 19:47:00 Steve Magoun oem-priority/precise: status New Incomplete
2012-08-20 19:53:25 James M. Leddy oem-priority: status Incomplete In Progress
2012-08-20 19:53:28 James M. Leddy oem-priority/precise: status Incomplete In Progress
2012-09-06 13:26:19 Iain Lane cheese (Ubuntu Precise): assignee Iain Lane (laney)
2012-09-06 13:26:21 Iain Lane gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu Precise): assignee Iain Lane (laney)
2012-09-07 13:50:40 James Page removed subscriber Ubuntu Sponsors Team
2012-09-20 21:02:45 Brian Murray gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu Precise): status Confirmed Fix Committed
2012-09-20 21:02:48 Brian Murray bug added subscriber SRU Verification
2012-09-20 21:02:55 Brian Murray tags amd64 apport-bug gstreamer-ok precise rls-q-incoming amd64 apport-bug gstreamer-ok precise rls-q-incoming verification-needed
2012-09-20 21:03:25 Brian Murray cheese (Ubuntu Precise): status Confirmed Fix Committed
2012-09-20 21:12:43 Launchpad Janitor branch linked lp:ubuntu/precise-proposed/cheese
2012-09-20 21:16:03 Launchpad Janitor branch linked lp:ubuntu/precise-proposed/gst-plugins-bad0.10
2012-09-21 08:49:25 Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 🦄 tags amd64 apport-bug gstreamer-ok precise rls-q-incoming verification-needed amd64 apport-bug gstreamer-ok precise rls-q-incoming verification-done
2012-09-21 09:28:29 Rex Tsai bug added subscriber Rex Tsai
2012-09-27 21:59:24 James M. Leddy oem-priority: status In Progress Fix Committed
2012-09-27 21:59:27 James M. Leddy oem-priority/precise: status In Progress Fix Released
2012-09-27 21:59:29 James M. Leddy oem-priority/precise: status Fix Released Fix Committed
2012-09-27 23:22:14 Launchpad Janitor cheese (Ubuntu Precise): status Fix Committed Fix Released
2012-09-27 23:22:18 Colin Watson removed subscriber Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team
2012-09-27 23:23:14 Launchpad Janitor gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu Precise): status Fix Committed Fix Released
2012-09-28 19:20:37 James M. Leddy oem-priority/precise: status Fix Committed Fix Released
2012-09-28 19:20:40 James M. Leddy oem-priority: status Fix Committed Fix Released