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waddles 08-06-2013 12:41 PM

webcam vs gimp
I have been told that I might be able to use my old Microdia 2n9c102 (driver) camera with gimp. I ran gimp got a dialog showing my bttv & camera association with video0 and 1. I do not know how to take a snapshot with gimp from there. Using Slackware 13.37. Any help?

John VV 08-06-2013 01:56 PM

who told you that , and under what circumstances
if a image IS already in the "clipboard" then in gimp you can
file/create / " from clipboard"

or with a window open from the web cam
use the "take screen shot" dialog
it you have the url to the web cam
use "open location"

waddles 08-07-2013 02:29 AM

This camera has been a bug-a-boo from the day I bought it. For example the bttv and it would shift video#. As it exists now I get a green screen with mplayer and have been unable to resolve it.
Hence to have video# come up, when I click on it after File>Create, it would be nice if I can take snapshots with gimp. Now how do I take snapshots with gimp?

John VV 08-07-2013 02:47 AM

has this ever worked in "cheese"

have you been able to use the MS windows driver
or any open ones
like this one
( it is a bit old )

is this usb cam seen by the os and by
" lsusb"

waddles 08-09-2013 02:34 AM

Re: cheese, NO. I have tried several times to download it from SourceForge only to have incomplete files generated. Seems to be their problem.

I have tried both the 2n9c102 and gspca drivers with the same result using mplayer.
I have had a recent inspiration as a result of further web probing. The camera, I learned, takes a bit to wake up and thus produces a green background within the frame. Now I need to find a way to wake it up then take a snapshot. I don't know why I did not have this problem before. This will be great, if it works, as I need this to view several videos.

The camera is seen by the system & lsusb

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