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Old 02-01-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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guvcviewer settings


I have a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 and I have installed on my Ubuntu the guvcviewer. I need help in setting up the guvcviewer? My Webcam is an updated model of the Logitech C910 which was compatible with the uvcviewer lists, so I am assuming the C920 is also good to go??
I see my face when I open the guvcviewer so it must recognize the webcam. I need to know what the settings should be if i am taking just a photo or if i am doing a video?

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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I have used guvcview, but I'm not a big webcam user. I don't think there's much to configure.

There's a manual page: man guvcview in a terminal should display it.

This might help: http://guvcview.sourceforge.net/Doc.html
 
Old 02-02-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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frankbell, thank you for the link to the guvcview manual which I assumed the 'man guvcview' was? I will make a copy of the information and look deeper into it. The guvcviewer I installed came from the Software Center is it possible that an installation from 'http://guvcview.sourceforge.net/Doc.html' make any difference in the way the app functions? I am finding some interesting information of the 'sourceforge' site about guvcview. I will investigate what I discover, perhaps it will explain why I may have video but the microphone of my webcam barely picks up my voice? A thought, one which I will test, I have a headset with both earphone and microphone, is it possible that because the microphone is plugged into the computer it mutes the microphone that is part and parcel of the Logitech webcam? I will find out if such is the case in a moment.
The built in microphone of my Logitech C920 webcam did not pick up my voice after I had disconnected the microphone for the computer. Nor did it detect my voice when I did the Skype sound test.
I will post a question at mailto:linux-uvc-devel-request@lists.sourceforge.net. It is possible some one there may have answers which will either inform me or confuse me even more?

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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Installing from sources should not produce anything materially different from installing from the repos.

What's in the repos has been configured to work and to resolve any dependencies on installation. And, with Ubuntu, installing from the repos is very likely the latest version (that is not always the case with other distros, such as Debian, which are less likely to move to the bleeding edge until it has been thoroughly vetted in the field).

And, yes, the "man" command is short for "manual"; man pages are usually very thorough, but they are not always the most friendly; they are excellent for reference, but not necessarily for learning.

Good luck.
 
  


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