Unofficial Snap Packaging for the GTK+ UVC Viewer(Guvcview)
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Icon of GTK+ UVC Viewer
GTK+ UVC Viewer

This is the unofficial snap for GTK+ UVC Viewer, "A simple v4l2 full-featured video grabber". It works on Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and other major Linux distributions.

Snap Status


# Install the snap package
sudo snap install guvcview

# For capturing photo and video to `/mnt` or `/media`
sudo snap connect guvcview:removable-media

# Enable the "H264 Controls" tab, for the webcams that support H.264 hardware encoding
sudo snap connect guvcview:hardware-observe

(Don't have snapd installed?)

Screenshot of the Snap Version of GTK+ UVC Viewer(Image Control)
Screenshot of the Snap Version of GTK+ UVC Viewer(Video Control)

Published for with 💝 by Snapcrafters

What's Working

  • Showing the image
  • Image Controls
  • Video Controls(format, frame size, framerate...)
  • Photo capturing
  • Video recording (including audio)

What's Not

Refer the issue tracker for known issues.

Remaining Tasks

Snapcrafters (join us) are working to land snap install documentation and the snapcraft.yaml upstream so GTK+ UVC Viewer can authoritatively publish future releases.

  • Fork the Snapcrafters template repository to your own GitHub account.
    • If you have already forked the Snapcrafter template to your account and want to create another snap, you'll need to use GitHub's Import repository feature because you can only fork a repository once.
  • Rename the forked Snapcrafters template repository
  • Update the description of the repository
  • Update logos and references to [Project] and [my-snap-name]
  • Create a snap that runs in devmode
  • (SKIPPED, upstream name not available) Register the snap in the store, using the preferred upstream name
  • Add a screenshot to this
  • (SKIPPED, strict confinement already done) Publish the devmode snap in the Snap store edge channel
  • Add install instructions to this
  • Update snap store metadata, icons and screenshots
  • Convert the snap to strict confinement, or classic confinement if it qualifies
  • Publish the confined snap in the Snap store beta channel
  • Update the install instructions in this
  • Post a call for testing on the Snapcraft Forum - link
  • Ask a Snapcrafters admin to fork your repo into, transfer the snap name from you to snapcrafters, and configure the repo for automatic publishing into edge on commit
  • Add the provided Snapcraft build badge to this
  • Publish the snap in the Snap store stable channel
  • Update the install instructions in this
  • Post an announcement in the Snapcraft Forum - link
  • (SKIPPED, upstream site doesn't allow access & merge request) Submit a pull request or patch upstream that adds snap install documentation - link
  • Submit a pull request or patch upstream that adds the snapcraft.yaml and any required assets/launchers - link
  • Add upstream contact information to the
  • If upstream accept the PR:
    • Request upstream create a Snap store account
    • Contact the Snap Advocacy team to request the snap be transferred to upstream
  • Ask the Snap Advocacy team to celebrate the snap - link

If you have any questions, post in the Snapcraft forum.

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