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Microsoft HD Webcam Driver

asked 2012-10-12 16:08:18 -0600

Daniel gravatar image

Hey folks,

I have Fedora 17 right now, with a Microsoft Lifecam VX-5000. This is an HD webcam, capable of 720p in Windows.

It appears to work for the most part in Fedora; however, it seems a bit darker than usual, and the video appears stretched vertically, so I look like an egghead.

It seems to work fine in Ubuntu 12.04, so I was wondering if someone could create/find a driver that works as well as Ubuntu.

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answered 2012-10-12 19:03:46 -0600

davidva gravatar image

Hi @Daniel, Some have solved this problem with v4l2ucp

How to install v4l2ucp?

From a terminal:

su -c 'yum -y install v4l2ucp'

You can see the options devices to flip vertically and horizontally or another.

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answered 2013-08-30 12:03:54 -0600

viper gravatar image

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 720p HD Webcam problem can't get driver.. please help

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