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Webcam Problem

Posted: 02 Feb 2016 19:52
by thehabus
Hi guys! i have a problem with my integrated webcam, the image looks very dark , almost black...
also there are flickering...

I have an HP Pavilion dv6, The webcam is an HP TrueVisionHD and Skype finds it (/dev/video0).
With Linux Mint it never happened...

Any Ideas?

Sorry for my English and thanks!

Re: Webcam Problem

Posted: 03 Feb 2016 03:49
by docke
I have the same machine and "Cheese" works fine.
It looks like a Skype issue.

Re: Webcam Problem

Posted: 03 Feb 2016 11:35
by Zill
thehabus: You can test your webcam with VLC which should be installed by default.

Open VLC then menu Media > Open Capture Device > Set Capture Mode to Video Camera. Set Video device name as required (e.g. /dev/video0). Then hit "Play" button at the bottom to display your video camera output.

Which specific video applications have problems with your webcam?

Re: Webcam Problem

Posted: 03 Feb 2016 14:09
by thehabus
Today i tested my webcam with VLC and Cheese and... it works! Also with Skype!

is the third time that happens to me, sometimes it goes well, other goes wrong and I don't know why..changes each session!