Why isn’t Opencv-python showing my camera feed?

Ok so I wanted to open my webcam feed in opencv python. When I run the code, it opens up a blank window and later says “Python has stopped working.”I want to know why is it happening and how do I solve it !!!! Here is the code:

import numpy as np
import cv2

cap = cv2.VideoCapture(0)

    ret, frame = cap.read()
    gray = cv2.cvtColor(frame, cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY)

    if cv2.waitKey(1) & 0xFF == ord('q'):


I am using Spyder which I installed from Anaconda. I also tried the same code on jupyter notebook and also on the original python 3.8 software. The results were same.Here is an image of what I am facing:Problem image. For any clarification…please comment!!!


I found the solution to my problem….apparently it was the issue of the camera and not of the compiler/code. I changed my camera..it works now

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