[ubuntu-uk] Skype video on Ubuntu 8.04

Michael G Fletcher michael at ilovemylinux.com
Sun Sep 28 12:20:15 BST 2008

On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 8:17 AM, Graham Smith <myotisone at gmail.com> wrote:
>> yes you should be able to change it back again easily, all you are doing
>> is changing the video output, affecting video playback. you can check if
>> your device has xv by running
>> xvinfo | grep ports
> Thanks again, this command give no return at all.
> I now realise the vdeo options I listed are not for the device but for
> the plugins, the device options are greyed out , but reads
> unsupported.
> Can I assume that I don't have any xv ports and this is the problem.
> Is the obvious starting point to load the Matrox drivers, which I
> haven't done as except for the Skype issue, everything seems to be
> working fine.
> Graham
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Hi Graham, this may or may not be of any use, but I had to fiddle my
webcam in skype using gstfakevideo.  I wrote a small howto which you
can find here: http://www.ilovemylinux.com/node/19

It might be worth something, but YMMV

Michael Fletcher

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