I installed SimpleCV last week and my camera worked fine. This week it doesn't work.

asked 2014-04-14 21:12:01 -0500

dataquerent gravatar image

Last week I installed SimpleCV and the camera worked without any kind of problems.

The tutorial worked fine; the camera was able to grab images in real time.

This week I installed zxing on my machine but didn't change anything else.

Now the tutorial won't work.

at the simplecv prompt, I get:


To load the camera, just type:

cam = Camera()

SimpleCV:> cam = Camera() HIGHGUI ERROR: V4L2: Pixel format of incoming image is unsupported by OpenCV VIDIOC_STREAMON: Bad file descriptor Unable to stop the stream.: Bad file descriptor WARNING: SimpleCV can't seem to find a camera on your system, or the drivers do not work with SimpleCV.

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Is it a built-in camera or a usb cam? Try on a different computer first - both the same and a different camera

Grands gravatar imageGrands ( 2014-04-21 09:04:40 -0500 )edit