View Full Version : [ubuntu] Webcam quality issue on flash sites - very pixellated!

August 9th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Hello forum, I'm writing to ask for help with a quality issue when using my webcam on sites like chatroulette, and even testwebcam. My webcam, albeit not a very expensive webcam, is quite decent quality, the box claims that it is 2.0 megapixels but... I'm not too sure. However-- When using this webcam on flash sites, the quality drops - it seems - from 640 x 480 to a measly 160 x 120. I get a very pixelated image from the webcam, but using it in cheese it works perfectly fine, at 640 x 480.

The webcam also works on windows, and the quality is fine on flash sites. But, I wouldn't want the only reason to be using windows to be chatroulette.

Here are some screenshots comparing the qualities, the first being a screenshot of the webcam in use on http://www.testwebcam.com, and the second being a screenshot of the webcam in use in cheese.


I probably look like a bit of an idiot in both of the pictures, apologies for that. :D

If anybody can give me any help whatsoever about getting the quality higher in flash it would be very greatly appreciated, thank you anyone that can help.

November 5th, 2010, 10:27 AM
I am having the same problem.. Terrible flash quality, but cheese works great.

December 17th, 2010, 06:53 PM
http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/3gtblp.jpghttp://twitpic.com/3gtblp (http://twitpic.com/3gtblp)

BUMP!!! same stuff. trying to upload from webcam to youtube and having same pixellation mosaic grainy issue. running fully updated ubuntu 10.04 and flash. this is not a compression thing, flash thinks the webcam is low resolution.

December 23rd, 2010, 05:22 AM
I am having the same issue trying to capture video with flash. I have a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 10.10 ... any help yet?


April 8th, 2011, 04:58 PM
with this plugin image quality is much better