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Thread: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

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    How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    I want my webcam to be gray-scale when I use it in Skype and with other programs. I know I can make it gray-scale with Cheese, but that is only with that program. In windows it is a program called Manycam that allows the user to play it in the background and makes the webcam gray-scale over all. Is there an equivalence to Manycam for Ubuntu?

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    im not sure if this will help or not but you can change things for all video cams
    v4l2ucp after installed it comes up under system preferences as video4linux control panel
    it has a preview window

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by no2498 View Post
    im not sure if this will help or not but you can change things for all video cams
    v4l2ucp after installed it comes up under system preferences as video4linux control panel
    it has a preview window
    Ok cool..is v412ucp a program you download from the Ubuntu Software Center?

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    yes it is

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by no2498 View Post
    yes it is

    There we go. I now have the program downloaded and opened. When I click Preview and then Start preview, it says "Failed to start preview process"? What can be wrong? And where do I change things with the camera and how?

    Very thankful for answers regarding this program please!

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    i just opened mine it comes up as mplayer
    so it looks like you need mplayer sorry
    i didnt look before

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by no2498 View Post
    i just opened mine it comes up as mplayer
    so it looks like you need mplayer sorry
    i didnt look before
    Cool! Thanks. Now I have the program (both) working. But how do I change the preferences for the webcam then as a whole with this program?

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    im thinking by setting the color

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by no2498 View Post
    im thinking by setting the color
    In mplayer or in the other? How do I do it and where do I find the settings for this precisely?

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    Re: How do I make my webcam gray-scale in Ubuntu?

    in the video4linux control panel

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