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Bug 1056267 - there was an error playing video from the webcam (Logitech C170)
Summary: there was an error playing video from the webcam (Logitech C170)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cheese
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-21 20:17 UTC by Stefano Costa
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:38 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:38:27 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Stefano Costa 2014-01-21 20:17:12 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. plug webcam
2. start cheese
3. get error

Actual results:

[steko@ogma ~]$ LC_ALL=C cheese
LC_ALL=C cheese 

(cheese:3438): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: value "5.000000" of type 'gdouble' is invalid or out of range for property 'delaytime' of type 'gdouble'
libv4l2: error got 4 consecutive frame decode errors, last error: v4l-convert: libjpeg error: End Of Image

(cheese:3438): cheese-WARNING **: Internal data flow error.: gstbasesrc.c(2865): gst_base_src_loop (): /GstCameraBin:camerabin/GstWrapperCameraBinSrc:camera_source/GstBin:bin34/GstV4l2Src:video_source:
streaming task paused, reason error (-5)

Additional info: works perfectly with WebRTC apps

Comment 1 Dale Raby 2014-05-06 14:10:10 UTC
I had this exact problem, by that I mean, the same error messages.  I tried installing guvcview, which also did not work, but I stumbled into a fix:

Before starting Cheese, start guvcview, then close guvcview and restart Cheese.  Voila!  Everything works.  I'm guessing that something that is supposed to be started by Cheese is not started until attempting to run guvcview, which starts whatever is missing.

I am not an IT tech, but hopefully somebody who IS one will be able to get some useful intel from this.

I guess these little things make life more interesting.

Comment 2 slip 2014-05-22 01:19:32 UTC
Fedora 20:
AMD Arch:
"guvcview: command not found"

Comment 3 Leif Madsen 2015-02-06 19:02:54 UTC
For @slip:

$ sudo yum whatprovides */guvcview
Loaded plugins: langpacks
guvcview-1.7.3-4.fc21.x86_64 : GTK+ UVC Viewer and Capturer
Repo        : rpmfusion-free
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/share/doc/guvcview
Filename    : /usr/bin/guvcview
Filename    : /usr/share/pixmaps/guvcview

guvcview-1.7.3-4.fc21.x86_64 : GTK+ UVC Viewer and Capturer
Repo        : @rpmfusion-free
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/guvcview

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