Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Beans
    7

    Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    I'm using an Acer 5920 Laptop with an integrated Crystal Eye webcam. It works just fine in Skype, but not in Cheese. At startup, I get a blank screen (no black, just default window color). Here are the errors I get when starting from the terminal.

    Code:
    ** Message: Error: Stream contains no data.
    gsttypefindelement.c(785): gst_type_find_element_activate (): /GstPlayBin:play/GstDecodeBin:decodebin0/GstTypeFindElement:typefind:
    Can't typefind empty stream
    
    
    ** (cheese:11725): WARNING **: could not generate thumbnail for /home/*****/Videos/Webcam/2008-12-20-141957.ogv (video/ogg)
    
    
    (cheese:11725): GStreamer-WARNING **: pad source:src returned caps which are not a real subset of its template caps
    
    (cheese:11725): GStreamer-WARNING **: pad source:src returned caps which are not a real subset of its template caps
    
    (cheese:11725): GStreamer-WARNING **: pad video_source:src returned caps which are not a real subset of its template caps
    libv4l2: error converting / decoding frame data: v4l-convert: error destination buffer too small

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    try
    Code:
    gstreamer-properties
    to configure.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Beans
    7

    Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    try
    Code:
    gstreamer-properties
    to configure.
    Good thought, but I've still got zilch after trying all the available options.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Mumbai, India
    Beans
    124
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    I have an acer 5920. Facing same problem on intrepid. Funny thing - this worked great in Hardy and also works well when you boot from intrepid live CD and install cheese.

    It seems that cheese does not work on resolution higher than 160x120 which is very very coarse.

    Any ideas - I am gonna report it in bugs at launchpad.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Beans
    4
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Question Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    I'm having the same problem with the Crystal Eye webcam on an Acer Aspire 5730z. Cheese only works at 160x120, gstreamer-properties gives me zilch on all setttings, and the same goes for Xsane and Camorama. It works fine with luvcview, but gives me two identical low-res side by side images in GyachE Improved 1.1.59.

    Everything worked fine until I thought that I had re-installed 8.10, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I previously had 8.04 installed accidentally. I would hate to have to wait until 9.04 Jaunty to fix this...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Boston, USA
    Beans
    524
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    I have the same problem. Webcam worked with 8.04 and doesn't work now.

    gstreamer-properties works, skype works, but xsane and cheese do not.

    Found this bug however: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/260918

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Beans
    167
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    Quote Originally Posted by HDave View Post
    I have the same problem. Webcam worked with 8.04 and doesn't work now.

    gstreamer-properties works, skype works, but xsane and cheese do not.

    Found this bug however: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/260918
    Same problem

    Bus 005 Device 004: ID 041e:4057 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Optia

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Beans
    8

    Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    I'm seeing something similar. I have a Creative Live! IM webcam and I'm running Ubuntu 8.10.

    luvcview displays the camera stream fine.

    Likewise, xawtv displays the cam video data just fine.

    Cheese shows a blank screen and gives the following error in the console:

    Code:
    (cheese:6021): GStreamer-WARNING **: pad source:src returned caps which are not a real subset of its template caps
    ** Message: Error: Stream contains no data.
    gsttypefindelement.c(785): gst_type_find_element_activate (): /GstPlayBin:play/GstDecodeBin:decodebin0/GstTypeFindElement:typefind:
    Can't typefind empty stream
    
    
    ** (cheese:6021): WARNING **: could not generate thumbnail for /home/jgloza/Videos/Webcam/2008-12-27-130007.ogv (video/ogg)
    
    
    (cheese:6021): GStreamer-WARNING **: pad source:src returned caps which are not a real subset of its template caps
    
    (cheese:6021): GStreamer-WARNING **: pad video_source:src returned caps which are not a real subset of its template caps
    libv4l2: error converting / decoding frame data: v4l-convert: error destination buffer too small
    camorama gives the following error on startup:
    Code:
    Could not connect to video device (/dev/video0).  Please check connection.
    skype exits silently during its initialization process.

    ekiga is able to read and display the camera video.

    Browser-enabled video chats (icamonline,meebo) do not recognize the video camera, but do find the microphone on the camera!

    Hope this helps.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Beans
    4
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    I downloaded a tarball called uvcvideo-7ec490a64a56.tar.gz and ran a "make" and "make install" and it didn't work. But when I tried a "make all" for some reason it fixed Cheese upon reboot. However GyachE and Kopete still don't work. I hope that helps the Cheese users. Be sure to read the readme file. It gets a little confusing in there...

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Beans
    8

    Re: Webcam no longer works in Cheese

    What version of ubuntu are you running Hero? Do you remember where you found that tarball?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •