Getting Skype webcam working
k5di at zianet.com
Thu Feb 7 13:23:01 UTC 2008
I use Skype which is an application that will let you talk with
another person and send a still picture of your choice and a current
webcam streaming vidieo if desired over the Internet. My Skpe is version
22.214.171.124 and it is a non-free software.
My computer is using the fully updated Ubuntu 7.16 and so far here
is how Skype is working. It is doing audio just fine because Ubuntu does
not have pulse audio. I hope this remains the case. But the video part
is not working both ways. I can see video from other people just fine.
But no video from a camera on my system goes to other people.
The camera I own is made in China by Logitek and is called a PC
Camera VUAS14. It has a USB plug and when plugged into Windows XT it
works just fine.
When I plug the camera into my Ubuntu Linux computer I see some hard
drive action as if a file(s) are being written. But looking at Options -
Video Devices on Skype shows "No devices found". I have got Ekiga loaded
and it also has a vidio test method and it does not find a device either.
What I need to know is what error files and what device files can I
check to see why the camera I own does not work. Also if someone has
Skype working with a webcam I would like to know what model of webcam it
It is clear Skype and Ekiga expect to see a webcam but mine is not
seen for some reason.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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