[ubuntu-uk] Skype with video now on linux

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Nov 8 20:46:13 GMT 2007

Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 12:06 -0500, Chris Jones wrote:
>> I've been using it for some time to make daily video calls to my girlfriend.
> So it was YOU using all the bandwidth at UDS! :)
> Cheers,
> Al.

I'm not having much luck with it.  I've tried 3 webcams, all don't 
display an image in Skype.  I select Options, Video Devices, and then 
click Test and all I get is a black box.  The camera is detected 
(Quickcam Messenger) but I don't get an image :-(

Not sure if it's me too, but it looks like only Video for Linux 1 
devices are supported (which means my Twinklecam doesn't work as it's a 
V4L2 device).

Anyone else seen this?  I've tried the Skype forums and it mentions all 
sorts about Xv which as far as I know is enabled, trying another driver 
(gscpa) and I don't seem to be getting anywhere.

Audio works okay though.


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