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Error: Camera instance has no attribute 'threaded'

asked 2013-03-02 17:43:44 -0500

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I'm trying to run a basic script to get a feed from my webcam using SimplecCV 1.3.0 with a Logitech HD C270 webcam on 64 bit Linux Mint 12.

When I trun the following script

from SimpleCV import *

cam = Camera()
   img = cam.getImage()

A window pops up and I can see a camera feed. However, at seemingly random moments, the feed will freeze and throw the error, seemingly every run through the loop

VIDIOC_DQBUF: No such device
libv4l2: error dequeuing buf: No such device

From that point on when I attempt to run the same script, I get the following error on the img = cam.getImage() line of my script:

  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/SimpleCV/", line 579, in getImage
    if (not self.threaded):
AttributeError: Camera instance has no attribute 'threaded'

This error persists until I restart my computer and occurs whether my webcam is plugged in or not, nonetheless, other webcam software(such as cheese) can interface with the camera.

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answered 2013-03-03 21:01:42 -0500

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This is an interesting behavior. Off the top of my head it sounds like a camera buffering issue. Can you toss a really short sleep (i.e. time.sleep(0.01)) statement into your for loop and see if the problem persists? Also try increasing the sleep time to see what happens. If you still have the error let us know.

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