Raspberry PI has video

I bought a webcam in order to extend my RPi capabilities.

The longterm plan is to have a Skype running on it also with video.

Skype doesn’t run on RPi … yet.

But maybe I am able to use something different.


This is how I did it:

1. Buy the Logitech C270 USB HD Webcam from Amazon.de.


2. install the software and add the kernel module

sudo apt-get install guvcview -y

sudo modprobe uvcvideo

sudo echo uvcvideo >> /etc/modules

3. Start X and the video software


Start -> Sound and Video

Choose guvcview


You have video 🙂

In my experience I have been able to choose 30 fps without problems.

The video is stable and fast…



Now I have only to figure out how to make video calls.



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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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