How to: test GStreamer-droid based camera support in Ubuntu Touch (for Halium 7.1 based port)



  • @peat_psuwit is the issues already solved what Ernest have posted? I mean with the startup device delay on Oneplus 3T



  • @Xray2000 Unfortunately no. The problem is, I can't reproduce it on my Fairphone 2. Thus, I don't have any insight about the problem, yet.

    BTW, @ernest, maybe you could install bootchart on the phone and send its log?



  • @peat_psuwit I have also a test device here a oneplus 3t i can install bootchart also on it.



  • Installed it on my op3t and can take photos, looks like, it is working. I can start the camera-app from the ubports standard dash.

    Info (maybe OT): But ist is not possible to start it from the modular launcher.



  • Tried on the Nexus 6P, I just get a black camera screen, but no error dialogs, nothing šŸ˜‰



  • @gischpelino said in How to: test GStreamer-droid based camera support in Ubuntu Touch (for Halium 7.1 based port):

    Info (maybe OT): But ist is not possible to start it from the modular launcher.

    Did you reboot device? I encountered such behavior with LM whith another apps, rebooted and was solved .



  • @Keneda Reboot? Yes. Solved? No.



  • Hi all.
    Just tried to run the installation of gst-droid as described in the first post. Camera started working when making photos. Attempt to record leads to camera app crash, still better then nothing, amazing job!

    Do I understand correctly that this fix is still no in 'main-stream' and installing any system update on the phone will lead to wiping this app?
    Many thanks!



  • yes, it will be overwritten by every update at the moment, I'm afraid.



  • Hi!
    I am new to UT on Oneplus 3.
    I had working camera (photo only).
    Then I've installed gst-droid following all instructions.
    And camera-app stops working.

    $ cd /opt/click.ubuntu.com/com.ubuntu.camera/current/3.1.2+gstdroid3
    $ GST_DEBUG=droidcamsrc:4 ./camera-app --desktop_file_hint=~/.local/share/applications/com.ubuntu.camera_camera_3.1.2+gstdroid3.desktop
    """
    ..................................................................................................
    camera-app: //usr/share/droidmedia/hybris.c:57 __resolve_sym: Assertion `ptr != NULL' failed.
    Aborted.
    """
    Is there any way to solve the problem?
    Thanks in advance.



  • @Kyrylo

    error from previous post edited:
    ā€œā€œā€œ
    Loading module: 'libubuntu_application_api_touch_mirclient.so.3.0.0'
    library "libgui.so" wasn't loaded and RTLD_NOLOAD prevented it
    Creating a QMirClientScreen now
    Import path added "/opt/click.ubuntu.com/com.ubuntu.camera/3.1.2+gstdroid3/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu"
    Camera app directory "/opt/click.ubuntu.com/com.ubuntu.camera/3.1.2+gstdroid3"
    ..................................................................................
    camera-app: //usr/share/droidmedia/hybris.c:57 __resolve_sym: Assertion `ptr != NULL' failed.
    Aborted.
    """
    Is there any way to solve the problem?
    Thanks in advance.



  • @peat_psuwit is there a new version of camera gstdroid app with working video recording being worked on? I have Op3t and camera work just fine with GStreamer-droid.



  • @Kyrylo Please make sure the Android image containing Droidmedia is up-to-date. If you use the image from system-server, you may have to re-flash the image to retrieve the latest Android image and re-do the instruction again.

    @Stefano Please see the updated instruction. This should fix video recording on arm64-based images.



  • @peat_psuwit Thanks! I've reinstalled UT and camera works now.
    But video recording still doesn't work.
    Where where should I provide debug information if you need it?



  • @Kyrylo I guess you can attach the Gstreamer log in this thread. I believe it shouldn't contain any sensitive information.



  • @peat_psuwit Hi!
    About video recording on OnePlus 3.
    When I press the record button everything freezes, and there are no errors in the terminal.
    Last line in the terminal:
    [PERFORMNCE]: Last frame took 60 ms to render
    Here are a couple of screenshots:
    https://ibb.co/T8CtXdM
    https://ibb.co/vPMjBKG
    I hope this will be usefull... somehow
    P.S.: Great work. Thanks a lot.
    P.P.S.: Does IOS werx... somehow?



  • @pglushkov said in How to: test GStreamer-droid based camera support in Ubuntu Touch (for Halium 7.1 based port):

    Do I understand correctly that this fix is still no in 'main-stream' and installing any system update on the phone will lead to wiping this app?
    Many thanks!

    @Stefano said in How to: test GStreamer-droid based camera support in Ubuntu Touch (for Halium 7.1 based port):

    yes, it will be overwritten by every update at the moment, I'm afraid.

    Is the native camera being worked on therefore GStreamer camera being a workaround?



  • @3T_Ed I don't know if someone is working on UT camera, but GST is a workaround or other option and is working on some Halium 7 ports.



  • @Stefano said in How to: test GStreamer-droid based camera support in Ubuntu Touch (for Halium 7.1 based port):

    @3T_Ed I don't know if someone is working on UT camera, but GST is a workaround or other option and is working on some Halium 7 ports.

    When installing UT on my Oneplus 3T I must have been very lucky, glad got it working. It is not my intention to mess it up for a camera workaround.

    I prefer to keep being able to get updates for further improvements rather than taking the chance of getting myself (newbie) into trouble over a camera and not getting updates at all. The OPO 3T works very well considering the fact it's not even an official port. The porting making huge progress though thanks to the work of people like @vince1171 . At the time of installing I was well aware the port isn't ready. Nevertheless I'd love to have a camera option any time soon. It would be a very welcome feature for all newcomers in order to start enjoying their UT.

    After all, people new to the UT scene would like to see the essential apps working, going through some psychological process of cognitive dissonance as it is, as to whether they have made the right choice to go the (alternative/"don't-do-it-I-told-you-so") UT route, not having to dig into various procedures - which might seem logical and easy routines to those who are already used to Linux distros and terminal commands - in order to get the basics running.

    I hope ultimately UT will become an OS everyone can install in confidence like an out of the box experience. This community is one of the best I have come across, no doubt UT is (going to be) a huge success and if things will be smoothed out many non-Linux users will take the leap of faith to make the switch.

    Meanwhile I guess I will just keep things as they are, sticking to the default apps and restricted to installing from Open Store only, eagerly awaiting the release of a camera app.



  • @peat_psuwit this seems to no longer be necessary: UPDATED: If you're running arm64 image, please also run apt install gstreamer1.0-droid nemo-qtmultimedia-plugins. => packages were already installed with the branch.


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