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Old 07-28-2017, 10:51 PM   #1
haoleboy
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Why am I getting "there was an error playing video from the webcam".


Hello! I installed cheese, and I am getting the error I posted. I use Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon, and works well. I have uninstalled and re-installed, and don't understand why the error. Ideas??

Thank you!

Dave
 
Old 07-29-2017, 12:01 AM   #2
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what is the error get me while i am hot??
 
Old 07-29-2017, 12:07 AM   #3
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what media player are you trying to playback webcam video on?

show the fullname of file too?

maybe your video player can't handle that format, or needs a codec before it can?
 
Old 07-29-2017, 12:17 AM   #4
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smiles keep it simple. need for you to open a terminal and type cheese or what ever program and watch the output ok. push enter
make sure we have everyting installed for v4linux. or what ever the devs are pushing

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Old 07-29-2017, 12:59 AM   #5
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Why am I getting a error

I typed in cheese and got 6 different messages abour "failing".dave@dave-Inspiron-5537 ~ $ cheese

** (cheese:6952): CRITICAL **: cheese_preferences_dialog_on_source_change: assertion '_tmp2_ > ((guint) 0)' failed

(cheese:6952): cheese-CRITICAL **: cheese_camera_device_get_name: assertion 'CHEESE_IS_CAMERA_DEVICE (device)' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_new_string: assertion 'string != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_schema_key_type_check: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_get_type_string: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_set_value: key 'camera' in 'org.gnome.Cheese' expects type 's', but a GVariant of type '(null)' was given

** (cheese:6952): CRITICAL **: cheese_preferences_dialog_setup_resolutions_for_device: assertion 'device != NULL' failed

** (cheese:6952): CRITICAL **: cheese_preferences_dialog_on_source_change: assertion '_tmp2_ > ((guint) 0)' failed

(cheese:6952): cheese-CRITICAL **: cheese_camera_device_get_name: assertion 'CHEESE_IS_CAMERA_DEVICE (device)' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_new_string: assertion 'string != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_schema_key_type_check: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_get_type_string: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_set_value: key 'camera' in 'org.gnome.Cheese' expects type 's', but a GVariant of type '(null)' was given

** (cheese:6952): CRITICAL **: cheese_preferences_dialog_setup_resolutions_for_device: assertion 'device != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): cheese-WARNING **: Could not read from resource.: gstv4l2bufferpool.c(1054): gst_v4l2_buffer_pool_poll (): /GstCameraBin:camerabin/GstWrapperCameraBinSrc:camera_source/GstBin:bin19/GstV4l2Src:v4l2src2:
poll error 1: Invalid argument (22)


** (cheese:6952): CRITICAL **: cheese_preferences_dialog_on_source_change: assertion '_tmp2_ > ((guint) 0)' failed

(cheese:6952): cheese-CRITICAL **: cheese_camera_device_get_name: assertion 'CHEESE_IS_CAMERA_DEVICE (device)' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_new_string: assertion 'string != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_schema_key_type_check: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_get_type_string: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(cheese:6952): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_set_value: key 'camera' in 'org.gnome.Cheese' expects type 's', but a GVariant of type '(null)' was given

** (cheese:6952): CRITICAL **: cheese_preferences_dialog_setup_resolutions_for_device: assertion 'device != NULL' failed

So that is what I had. I installed cheese from the repository.
When I click on cheese in the menu, and all it did was flash a picture me and go to a blank screen.

Thank you all for your help!
 
  


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