How To Install Guvcview 2.0.1 On Fedora 21 And Fedora 20

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Guvcview is an open source application, developed in GTK+, which enables the users to record videos or take photos via the webcam, set up the video and audio codecs to be used, or set the audio input.

The latest version available is Guvcview 2.0.1, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Fix audio clean bug (segfault when audio=none)
  • Add –disable_libv4l2 option
  • Add support for internal yu12 planar format
  • Workaround uvcvideo bug (buf.bytesused=0 on kernels >=3.16)
  • move all core functions to 4 shared libs
  • change options
  • change config
  • add sdl2 render
  • use gsl for random number generation

In this article I will show you how to install Guvcview 2.0.1 on Fedora 21 and Fedora 20.

Because it is available via the RPM fusion repository, install Guvcview 2.0.1 on the latest Fedora systems is easy. All you have to do is download and install the repository to your system, update the local repository index and enable the repo and install guvcview package.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Guvcview 2.0.1 on Fedora 21:

$ wget download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-21.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i rpmfusion-nonfree-release-21.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install guvcview

Optional, to remove guvcview, do:

$ sudo yum remove guvcview

How to install Guvcview 2.0.1 on Fedora 20:

$ wget download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-20.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i rpmfusion-nonfree-release-20.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install guvcview

Optional, to remove guvcview, do:

$ sudo yum remove guvcview

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