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Quickly testing a webcam on Ubuntu

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I wanted a quick and easy way to test my new Logitech C920 webcam on Ubuntu 12.10. I didn’t want to install any extra software like Cheese.

After some Googling I found the following very easy script:

gst-launch v4l2src device=/dev/video1 ! xvimagesink

Logitech C920 on Ubuntu Linux