Install latest/stable of GTK+ UVC Viewer (UNOFFICIAL)

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install guvcview

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A simple v4l2 full-featured video grabber

GTK+ UVC Viewer is a simple interface for capturing and viewing video from v4l2 devices, with a special emphasis for the linux uvc driver.

This package provides a control interface based on Gtk3 A console only option is also available.

You can also use guvcview has a control window only, (from console: guvcview.control-panel), this allows image control on other apps, like ekiga, cheese, mplayer, skype, ...


  • Connect the snap to the hardware-observe interface if your camera supports H.264 hardware encoding:

``` # snap connect guvcview:hardware-observe ```

  • Connect the snap to the removable-media interface to allow the application to save file under /media and /run/media:

``` # snap connect guvcview:removable-media ```

This package is NOT official, for any problem regarding using the package please refer to:

Details for GTK+ UVC Viewer (UNOFFICIAL)

  • GPL-3.0

Last updated
  • 10 April 2019 - latest/stable
  • 15 December 2019 - latest/edge



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