View Full Version : [ubuntu] Logitech webcam picture freezes

March 5th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Hi All,
I've tried this with 2 different logitech webcams, and the same thing happens with both.

It works fine or a minute or two, but then the picture freezes.
Using Skype, Cheese or flash based ustream.

THey are both HD Logitech webcams and give me a great image until they freeze.

March 5th, 2011, 08:44 PM
this comes from the cheese help FAQ'S

The video is sluggish/has a slow response. What can I do?

You may have set "ximagesink" (X Window System (No Xv)) as video-output.
This means that your CPU is doing all the work. Change it to "xvimagesink"
(X Window System (X11/XShm/Xv)) in order to let your graphics card do the work.

To change this setting, run the gstreamer-properties
command, click the Video tab
and change the appropriate setting.

March 9th, 2011, 08:05 AM
Thanks for the info.

I tried it but no luck. Still freezes.

Is there any kind of log etc I can check for to see what happens ?

March 9th, 2011, 07:19 PM
open cheese the help files FAQ's look at 6.6 ?

cheese has a way to get a log
but i forget how

March 11th, 2011, 11:18 AM
I may have fixed it thanks to your earlier advice.

From gstreamer options, I changed Video Input from vl2 to vl and it seems to be working ok now.

Plus I've learned a bit more. After 14 years on Windows, I've still got plenty to learn now that I've switched to Ubuntu only :)