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Error of opening camera with OpenCV

asked 2019-12-26 04:06:44 -0500

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I wish to initalise my camera using opencv and have set it cap = cv2.VideoCapture("/dev/video1") However, i recieve this error: VIDEOIO ERROR: V4L2: Could not obtain specifics of capture window.

Can someone please explain and help me?

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please use numeric ids, not device names, like:

cap = cv2.VideoCapture(1)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2019-12-26 05:18:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-12-26 08:57:13 -0500

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updated 2019-12-26 09:29:07 -0500

This work for building robot, autonomous car, etc. Fortunately, for linux, I used lower index cap = cv2.VideoCapture("/dev/video0"). Unfortunately, i'm uncertainly about window 10 or older version.

  • Run the following command

    ls -la /dev/video*

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