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guvcview - GTK+ base UVC Viewer




Guvcview is a simple GTK+ interface for capturing and viewing video from devices supported by the Linux UVC driver. It fully supports video4linux2 so it should work with any driver that supports this API, including the gspca driver.


guvcview [options…]


-?, –help Print help options –help-all Print all help options –help-gtk Print GTK+ options –version Print version number

Application options: -v, –verbose Prints a lot of debug information -d, –device=VIDEO_DEVICE Video Device [default: /dev/video0] -a, –add_ctrls Exits after adding dynamic controls to the uvc driver (needs root/sudo) -o, –control_only Don’t stream video (image controls only) -r, –capture_method=[1|2] Capture method (1-mmap (default) 2-read) -g, –config=FILENAME Configuration File -w, –hwd_acel=[1|0] Hardware accelaration: (enable(1) | disable(0)) -f, –format=FORMAT Video input format: mjpg | jpeg | yuyv | yvyu | uyvy | yyuv | yu12 | yv12 | nv12 | nv21 | nv16 | nv61 | y11p | grey | s501 | s505 | s508 | gbrg | grbg | ba81 | rggb | bgr3 | rgb3 | -s, –size=WIDTHxHEIGHT Resolution, default: 640x480 -i, –image=FILENAME Image File -c, –cap_time=TIME Time elapsed between image captures -m, –npics=NUMPIC Number of images to capture -n, –video=FILENAME Video File (capture from start) -t, –vid_time=TIME Video duration (in seconds) –exit_on_close Exits guvcview after closing video -j, –skip=N_FRAMES Number of inital frames to skip -p, –show_fps=[1|0] Print FPS on video Window: (enable(1) | disable(0)) -l, –profile=FILENAME Load profile


This manual page was written by Paulo Assis <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Author: dt

Created: 2022-02-22 Tue 17:31