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Thread: Webcam quality issue on flash sites - very pixellated!

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    Webcam quality issue on flash sites - very pixellated!

    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.


    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.

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    Re: Webcam quality issue on flash sites - very pixellated!

    I am having the same problem.. Terrible flash quality, but cheese works great.

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    Question Re: Webcam quality issue on flash sites - very pixellated!

    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.
    Last edited by mrinvader; December 17th, 2010 at 07:03 PM.

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    Re: Webcam quality issue on flash sites - very pixellated!

    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?

    dave

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    Re: Webcam quality issue on flash sites - very pixellated!

    http://www.xarg.org/project/jquery-webcam-plugin/
    with this plugin image quality is much better

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