Originally Posted by cwfrad
I'm having trouble getting a usb webcam to work with Firefox. I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and the webcam works fine with cheese, but when I try using it in Firefox it works for a couple seconds and then the picture freezes. Is this a driver issue or is my webcam just not compatible with Firefox?
I don't think it's a firefox issue but rather related to what the website you're using your webcam on requires. You can easily test this by trying to use the webcam with a different browser. If it doesn't work either then I am correct and the problem is not related to firefox. If the webcam works in general, then it's unlikely to be a driver issue. Try the site with, say, epiphany and see if you have the same problem.