Ubuntu Multimedia :: Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro For Mac Doesn't Work In Skype?
May 18, 2010
I am running Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 on a Sony Vaio. I recently dropped $100 on a Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac, on the recommendation on the ubuntu wiki [URL].. that it would "work perfectly" in Skype. In Skype, it did nothing. No Audio, no video, light wouldn't even come on. Essentially a $100 dollar paperweight. I really think someone should correct this misleading information on the wiki.
I followed the kludge listed here [URL].. to get the video to work. By executing Skype with the shell script listed in the first post, I could get the video test to work, but no audio, and when I tried to call someone, when I turned on video, Skype quit suddenly. For the record, yes, I unmuted the device in the Sound Mixer in the top right corner.
Later on, I tested it with guvcview, and the cam worked perfectly in that program. It's only Skype that doesn't know what to do with it. When I execute Skype in Terminal I get the following output repeating over and over again:
X Error, request 20, minor 0, error code 3 BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
X Error, request 15, minor 0, error code 3 BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
libv4l2: error setting pixformat: Input/output error
libv4l2: error setting pixformat: Input/output error
I'm using a basically vanilla Lubuntu 11.04 My Logitech E 3500 webcam works fine with Cheese. I have just installed Skype, but my voice isn't picked up on the test call, and no video either (the webcam light remains off). I've tried logging off and into Skype.
I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 which works with Skype, Cheese, Ekiga, and Flash on Ubuntu 9.10 with no problems. (With Ubuntu 8.04, the video worked with all of these but Skype (couldn't test Skype as it was not available) but not the audio, which was one of the reasons I upgraded). It does not work with Flash in Ubuntu 10.04. Flash does not detect the camera though it does detect the microphone (and says it works, haven't tested it yet). It works (video and audio) with Skype and Ekiga. The video works with cheese and I can record my own voice with Sound Recorder off the webcam's mic.
I have looked at the webcam community documentation [URL]..and have visited Adobe's site [URL].. to click on "always allow". But that does not work either. Flash simply does not see the camera. The version of flash on both computers is the same (10,1,53,64).
I'm having a confusing time with this webcam. When I plug it in, dmesg shows it is recognised and needs the module gspca_spca561
[ 6644.595789] usb 1-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4 [ 6644.707379] usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [ 6644.752736] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
However, there is no result in skype, ekiga, or awetv, although the device /dev/video0 is created. there was a kernel update from Ubuntu 2.6.24-23-generic to 2.6.24-24-generic, and the webcam magically started working, using a different module, gspca. However, after some celebration, I found that my usb tv dongle, which uses the dvb_usb_af9015 module, ceased working.
I corrected this by recompiling the dvb_usb_af9015 module, using source from http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015/ ----after another celebration, I found that the webcam had stopped working again, and I have not been able to make it work since, despite recompiling the gspca module from http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html. Attempting to insert the gspca module produced from this gives:
insmod: error inserting 'gspca.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module Another thing I've noted, is that the gspca module will work when I boot into earlier kernels (eg 2.6.24-21-generic).
I've got a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX webcam. According to this website, this webcam works under Linux; however, when I open Cheese, I get only a screen full of colored bars (like what you see on a television channel that's off-air), and in Skype I get green snow.
I have a rather old webcam, a Logitech quickcam messenger. This webcam was working fine with older linux kernel version, I think < 2.6.27. The gspca driver that makes this peripheral working has been merged into kernel sources, and I think that my webcam stopped working with this merge. I am a Slackware user, and until version 12.2 my webcam was working (I manually compiled and installed drivers). If I well remember, with version 13.0 (kernel 2.6.29) the video was full of strange artifacts, and with Slackware 13.1 (kernel 2.6.33) the webcam does not work at all. I am performing these tests with skype, that had videocalls fully working before gspca was merged into the kernel tree, while now I can only make phone calls.
This are the informations given by dmesg:
Code: usb 3-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 6 usb 3-3: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=08da usb 3-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0 gspca: probing 046d:08da
my logitech quickcam zoom works out of the box for taking local pics and local videoshots. It's seen by Cheese, camorama, However, it doesn't work on aMSN, nor on any video-enabled website. lsusb tells me: Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:08b4 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Zoom
Is there someone around who has got their logitech quickcam zoom to work and is willing to share his/her knowledge?
I own a "Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Ultra Vision" web cam with a microphone. I have successfully installed it, I can get fedora to recognize it and even view video through all the web cam applications I've tried including vlc, cheese, and camstreem. It was automatically detected by Fedora and took no "tweaking" of my own. The problem I'm having is I don't know how to access the audio. When I go to the pulse audio applet or volume contol (mixer) I can see my quick cam as in input, and I can even watch the audio meter move and respond to sounds I am making. But I don't know how to tell any applications where to get sound from... my video source is /dev/video0, what is my audio source? Since my audio level meter moves when i say things or make sounds, I assume it is there and ready, I just don't know how to access it. I figure this should be pretty simple. I'd like to be able to record video/audio, or even just use the mic separately.
Inspired by some recent posts from oldcpu I decided to grab some audio from my Logitech webcam, just for the fun of it. openSUSE 11.3 i586 is in use.
Code: > lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0991 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Pro for Notebooks > arecord -l **** Liste der Hardware-Geräte (CAPTURE) **** Karte 0: Intel [HDA Intel], Gerät 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog]
It works! Though I have to say that the audio quality is mediocre (to say the best). I blame it on the quality of the built-in microphone of this camera. It sounds like it was recorded in a giant bathroom.
I'm attempting to make my Logitech Quickcam Express work with Ubuntu 10.04.I what may be the problem but it doesn't seem to work with any of the applications so far. I visited [URL] and attempted to extract and compile the drivers but ran into problems.
incarnation@incarnation-desktop:~/Desktop/qc-usb-0.6.6$ make all make -C "/lib/modules/2.6.32-22-generic/build" SUBDIRS="/home/incarnation/Desktop/qc-usb-0.6.6" modules V=1 USER_OPT="-DHAVE_UTSRELEASE_H=1"
When I installed my 64 bit system of Ubuntu 10.04 the sound worked very well and I were very happy. The problem started however when I installed Skype which uses pulseaudio. As soon as I start skype (or any other application that uses pulse, HoN for example) the applications sound output or input does not work at all. If I have pulseaudio started in some way, applications that I suppose do not use it like spotify or flash player stops to produce sounds. And when I type "pulseaudio" in the terminal it gives me this:
i just installed ubuntu netbook remix 10.04.1 on an aspire one 532h netbook, and everything works great except i cant get the mic to work with skype. i know the mic is working correctly because i tried it in sound recorder and was able to record and playback my voice.all sound levels are where they should be, and everything seems to be in order. i'm using the latest beta of skype also. i installed pavucontrol but that didn't do anything.because the mic is working, i'm beginning to think it may be a problem with skype.
i am trying to video chat with my logitech C200 webcam but it does not work with skype or empathy. Do i need to download special drivers?. In skype i can't even test the camera. and with empathy the webcam icon and the video call option are grayed out. I downloaded "guvcview" from the software center and it works like a charm, i can capture video and take pictures, so i don't really understand why skype and emphaty dont work.
My audio and video used to work great in skype. Two days ago connected my laptop and TV, in order to use the TV as a second monitor, to watch a football match (I only have IPTV). Only thing I had to do was to go to System -> Preferences -> Sound and switch (in the hardware tab) my Internal Audio Hardware from Analog Stereo Duplex to Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input.
So after the match I switched it back to Analog Stereo Duplex and proceeded to skype with my girlfriend. Problem was, the mic stopped working. It works just fine in 'Input' tab of my sound preferences, as well as in sound recorder. She, in skype, heard nothing but static. Test call doesn't work either. Now I've done all the usual stuff, Skype isn't allowed to automatically adjust mixer levels and my mic is already boosted. I've reinstalled skype and everything. I'm running out of ideas.
I have a motherboard p5bvm-se with 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller. The sound in earphones playing. Sound from the microphone is recorded and reproduced in KRecord => microphone is working. ssv:~ # uname -a Linux sslesarev 184.108.40.206-0.1-default #1 SMP 2010-01-27 08:20:11 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I installed skype skype-220.127.116.11-3.1-x86-64 from build.opensuse.org/home:matteotomasoni or skype-18.104.22.168-suse.i586.rpm from [URL]... Microphone does not work in skype!
I have two computers--a Zareason machine (no details yet) running 8.04. I also have a Dell 1525N laptop running 9.10. I purchased recently a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 Webcam. The video works on both systems with Ekiga and Cheese. I can also see the video in Flash applications (but *not* in Meebo even with the other person logged into Meebo). (Both computers are running the latest Flash plugins).
However, the built-in microphone is problematic. With 8.04, I get playback when I test it under System|Preferences|Sound--but with lots of echo. But I get no sound with any Flash chat applications. I've not been able to test it with Ekiga as the testee (a Windows 7 user) can't get Ekiga to work on his machine (probable Windows firewall issues). I haven't installed Skype because Skype pulled its 8.04-compliant .deb packages and I've not tried yet to compile it from source code.
With 9.10, the webcam works with Cheese (video) and I can get both webcam and mic to work with Skype. (Again, no test result possible for Ekiga until I get a testee). However--my Win7 testee friend says that when I log into Googlechat using Pidgin on my 9.10 laptop, a webcam icon appears next to my userID telling him that I have an open webcam (even when there's NONE actually plugged in). He doesn't see the same icon when I log into my 8.04 desktop with no webcam plugged in. I have searched Pidgin and my System preferences and see no evidence that any of these applications or my system sees a webcam that's not there.
So--how to get the mic to work? (I am thinking the simplest answer will be to simply upgrade my desktop to Lucid). And also, why the webcam icon in Googlechat even when no webcam is plugged in on my 9.10 laptop??
I've browsed the forums on how to make the Logitech Quickcam Messenger webcam work. The problem I am running into is that the one and only website that seems to have the patch is[URL]...This website seems to be defunct. So does anyone have this patchfile or know where I can find it? Or some other option or work around?
I have a USB Logitech Quickcam (not sure what model) and I'm trying to simply get some live video running in UCView. I've compiled a bunch of device drivers into my kernel, including Video4Linux, Quickcam BW and Quickcam Colour (some logical choices). However, I am unable to get anything from my Quickcam. Regardless of whether the camera is plugged in, I can run UCView and get a video of scrolling colors, like the attached picture.
This is coming from /dev/video0. I just don't know how I can somehow hook up my quickcam to a video device.
If this sounds like a repost, that's because it is. I'm reposting because the problem is still here, nothing has changed. It's been well over a year now since I bought this damn webcam (thinking it would work because I got indications that it was known to be Linux compatible) and I'm still no closer to any sort of solution.
I can start Cheese, press record, and get a perfectly functional video. But despite my webcam having a microphone and despite ALSA detecting it (refer to old topic) I get no sound. Just complete silence. I can't even confirm whether this is a hardware or software problem because I don't know any way to test it because no one even seems to want to look at the problem! I actually want to make some videos now, but I can't because of this problem. Edit: I just tried this with our second, less powerful PC running Ubuntu Karmic. It worked. I got sound out of the webcam. That's confirmation to me that this is a problem with Debian and not with the webcam. So why does it produce sound on another PC using Ubuntu Karmic and GNOME, but not on this PC using Debian testing/unstable with KDE?
[ 464.100250] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Brightness to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/2. [ 464.100262] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Contrast to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/3. [ 464.100270] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Hue to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/6. [ 464.100279] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Saturation to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/7. [ 464.100287] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Sharpness to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/8. [ 464.100295] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Gamma to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/9. [ 464.100304] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Backlight Compensation to control
Somewhy it is using YUY, but not MJPEG, although seems MJPEG can give larger resolution. How to get it? Single shot 1,3MPix technically possible, any way to do that?