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How to test your webcam in Ubuntu

Testing your webcam is done with mplayer, first though you’ll have to install mplayer as so:

sudo aptitude install mplayer

then fire up mplayer as so but in one line:

mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=320:height=240:fps=200:device=/dev/video0 -nosound

And you SHOULD see your pretty face on the screen. Good Luck.

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