When I want to use the webcam to take a photo or video in Windows, I just open the camera app and record. However, in Linux, I don’t have a preinstalled camera app. I’m running Pop!_OS and I decided to install Cheese.
Taking pictures is no problem, as you can see in this nice crisp photo sample.
but videos are laughably bad however. I cannot upload video files to this post, but check out the links below for examples.
Grainy video taken from Cheese
I did not expect the video to look this bad, especially because the live preview is high quality.
High quality live preview
One thing I did notice, however, was that the effects preview page was at an almost nonexistent frame rate.
Low frame rate effects preview
Is this a problem with Cheese? Or do I need to install some codecs or something? Any help would be greatly appreciated.