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cheese freezes(SOLVED)
« on: January 09, 2016, 08:24:20 pm »
Hello Peppermint people, okay, I was using cheese to take some selfies(lol), and after snapping the photo cheese freezes up. The video still shows correctly but I am unable to do anything else. I have to xkill it to get out and on to other things. I was able to find where the photos are stored after googling cheese but was not able to find any discussions on the freezing. What can I do?
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Re: cheese freezes
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 08:28:45 pm »
Maybe try guvcview instead (?)
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Re: cheese freezes
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 08:33:58 pm »
Maybe try guvcview instead (?)

Hi PCNetSpec, So I would go to software manager and lok for and install guvcview and if it works I can uninstall cheese?
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Re: cheese freezes
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 08:39:26 pm »
Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install guvcview
then
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sudo apt-get remove --purge cheese
you'll then find it at

menu > Sound & Video > Webcam Viewer
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Re: cheese freezes
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 09:16:32 pm »
Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install guvcview
then
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sudo apt-get remove --purge cheese
you'll then find it at

menu > Sound & Video > Webcam Viewer
Okay, that works but it's labeled guvcview and I had a little bit of a problem figuring out how to see the photo I'm trying to take, that is the controls for that and video recording are in a separate task on the task manager bar once you've opened up the program and I had to reposition the window boxes so that the controls were above the the view box. Does that make sense? Anyway, it's fixed, thanks PCNetSpec, I'll be back I'm sure.
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Re: cheese freezes(SOLVED)
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 07:34:38 am »
You can leave the controls behind the image window .. then just hit the "I" (image) key to take a pic .. it'll be saved in your home folder by default, but you can change the default path if you want.
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Re: cheese freezes(SOLVED)
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2016, 10:58:36 am »
You can leave the controls behind the image window .. then just hit the "I" (image) key to take a pic .. it'll be saved in your home folder by default, but you can change the default path if you want.

Okay, this morning the program does appear as Webcam Viewer and the press I does just as you say, so now how do I save the photos to the webcam folder in Pictures and how do I save the video clips, which clicking v starts and stops, to my Video folder? I can't find anything in the program that allows me to change those settings. Okay, scratch that, I didn't look close enough, all is good.  Thanks much, until the next time :)
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Re: cheese freezes(SOLVED)
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2016, 11:36:49 am »
OK, in the guvcview control window select:-

Photo > File

Browse to inside your "Pictures" folder .. and click the "Save" button.

From now on that's where images will be saved by default



Either that, or change
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#photo path
photo_path=/home/username
to
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#photo path
photo_path=/home/username/Pictures
in your
~/.config/guvcview2/video0
config file.



Same deal for videos .. just go to

Video > File

and do the same thing instead

or change
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#video path
video_path=/home/username/Videos
in
~/.config/guvcview2/video0
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