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Re: failure of cheese with a Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000


On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 03:40:38PM -0700, peter@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who replied.
> *	From: Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxx>
> *	Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 18:16:08 +0300
> > This is [w]here I'd say 'screw it' and use 'mpv' or 'ffmpeg' instead of
> > 'cheese', but YMMV.
> mpv and ffmpeg are installed.  To try mpv, a device should be 
> specified and recognized.
> guest@imager:~$ ls -d /dev/u*
> /dev/uhid  /dev/uinput  /dev/urandom
> guest@imager:~$ ls -d /dev/v4l/by-path/*
> /dev/v4l/by-path/pci-0000:02:02.0-video-index0
> /dev/v4l/by-path/pci-0000:02:02.0-video-index1
> /dev/v4l/by-path/pci-0000:02:02.0-video-index2
> /dev/v4l/by-path/pci-0000:02:02.0-video-index3
> The v4l devices are on a Hauppauge pci WinTV card.  
> The camera is plugged but not apparent in the software, to me at least.
> ?

I'd start with:

mpv tv:// --no-tv-audio

mpv tv:// --tv-device=/dev/video0 --no-tv-audio

mpv tv:// --tv-device=/dev/video1 --no-tv-audio

mpv tv:// --tv-device=/dev/video2 --no-tv-audio

mpv tv:// --tv-device=/dev/video3 --no-tv-audio

If either of these show something - you're in luck, you hardware is
supported, etc.
If not - I'm out of ideas, sorry.