How to enable web-cam to record video.?

I like the inbuilt camera app want capture video with it.

is there any solution ?

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AFAIK, there isn't, but I use cheese for my webcam.

sudo apt-get install cheese

It has many more options than the builtin camera. Yea, I would love to stick with the builtin stuff, but it needs many more features before it can be considered a full webcam program.

  • This won't work on Freya? it make the system stuck Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 15:23
  • @KasunSiyambalapitiya If you have an issue installing something like cheese, open a new issue. I'm no longer running elementary at the moment. Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 18:02

Some times the webcam could be disabled. Try

xinput --list
xinput enable id-of-your-webcam
  • no no it isn't. webcam is working but It only allows to take pictures only no video Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 15:24

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