Install GTK+ UVC Viewer 2.0.3 (Webcam Video Capture) on Linux

Guvcview (GTK+ UVC Viewer) is a Free, open-source software and UI based on GTK+ and QT5. It allow users to capture video & photos through webcam in Linux using UVC driver. Guvcview is compatible with all V4L2 camera devices and audio support enabled by two API’s portaudio or pulseaudio. You can also use guvcview has a control window only, (from console: guvcview –control_only), this allows image control on other apps, like ekiga, cheese, mplayer, skype, etc..The latest version of Guvcview 2.0.3 released on January 27, 2016.

1) Install Guvcview on Debian beased Systems

We can easily install Guvcview on Debian based systems such as Ubuntu, Mint & Debian from their own Repository. Just fire the below commands.

$ sudo apt-get install guvcview

2) Install Guvcview on Ubuntu/Mint

We can easily install Latest version of Guvcview on Ubuntu & Mint systems by adding the Guvcview developer PPA.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pj-assis/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install guvcviewc

3) Install Guvcview on Fedora

We can install Guvcview on Fedora system by enabling RPM Fusion Repository.

# yum install guvcviewc     # Up to Fedora 21 #
# dnf install guvcviewc     # Fedora 22 later #

4) Install Guvcview on openSUSE

We can install Guvcview on openSUSE system by enabling Packman Repository.

# zypper install guvcviewc

5) Install Guvcview From Source

We can install Guvcview from source.

# [yum|dnf|zypper|apt-get] install intltool, autotools-dev, libsdl2-dev, libgtk-3-dev or qtbase5-dev portaudio19-dev, libpng12-dev, libavcodec-dev libavutil-dev libv4l-dev, libudev-dev, libusb-1.0-0-dev, libpulse-dev, libgsl-dev

# ./bootstrap.sh
# ./configure
# make && make install

# ./configure --disable-gtk3 --enable-qt5

Enjoy…)

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One Comment on “Install GTK+ UVC Viewer 2.0.3 (Webcam Video Capture) on Linux”

  1. $ sudo apt-get install guvcviewc
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package guvcviewc

    It will be much easier for me to give up on Ubuntu and head back to Windows. Using Linux long enough makes you realise how flawless and easy to use windows 7 is πŸ™‚ A 5 minute driver fix in windows takes over 5 days of contant failures in Ubuntu just to get webcam video working after a Ubuntu update screwed it up. Time to head back to the reliable Windows 7!

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