I'm trying to connect my USB webcam to Raspberry PI 3. First I tried to reach it with fswebcam image.jpg command, but it got timed out.

--- Opening /dev/video0...
Trying source module v4l2...
/dev/video0 opened.
No input was specified, using the first.
Adjusting resolution from 384x288 to 352x288.
--- Capturing frame...
Timed out waiting for frame!
No frames captured.

Then, I tried to reach it via OpenCV with trying different ports such as: 0,1 /dev/video0, /dev/video1 etc. But it did not work.

When I plug in my camera and use the dmesg | grep USB* command I'm getting some information:

[  961.147819] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 10 using dwc_otg
[  961.278694] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=1908, idProduct=2310, bcdDevice= 1.00
[  961.278739] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  961.278760] usb 1-1.3: Product: USB2.0 PC CAMERA
[  961.280180] usb 1-1.3: Found UVC 1.00 device USB2.0 PC CAMERA (1908:2310)
[  961.284227] input: USB2.0 PC CAMERA: USB2.0 PC CAM as /devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0/input/input3

Also, when I run the v4l2-ctl --list-devices command I'm getting some information to related ports:

bcm2835-codec-decode (platform:bcm2835-codec):

bcm2835-isp (platform:bcm2835-isp):

USB2.0 PC CAMERA: USB2.0 PC CAM (usb-3f980000.usb-1.3):

When I run the vcgencmd get_camera command i'm gettin below:

supported=1 detected=0, libcamera interfaces=0

I also enabled the legacy camera from raspi-config. I use the same camera with Orange PI and it worked without problem. There is only camera plugged in to Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi powered by phone adapter.

How can I reach to the camera and take videos/photos? Can you help me out?

  • please add a clear, answerable question to your post
    – jsotola
    Commented Feb 7, 2023 at 1:30
  • I added thanks.
    – Tim's
    Commented Feb 7, 2023 at 9:55


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