Ubuntu – UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth not detect webcam


Cheese Booth shows an error:

There was an error playing video from the webcam

Cheese Booth

I test if webcam works fine or not by opening google hangout, its works fine.

Google Hangout Screenshot

Please tell, what is the issue in cheese booth.

Note: Sometimes the cheese booth works fine but most of time not

Best Answer

  1. Open Preferences, and change these resolutions to the lowest.



2.Now restart cheese.

3.The webcam should work. Keep increasing the resolution until it stops working again.For many webcams, this limit is 640x480.

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