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Video not working is skype 4.2 (SOLVED)
« on: April 11, 2014, 11:32:47 pm »
I recently installed the 4.2 version of skype in Peppermint.

My sound works great.  I can receive video with skype.  I can make calls and receive calls.

I don't seem to be sending video with skype.

I can see video from my camera using Cheese.

Camera is old Creative Labs CT6840

I am trying to connect to skype for windows.
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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 09:05:47 am »
If you right-click the Skype icon in the system tray (by the clock) and select "Options" .. then in the window that opens, select "Video Devices"

is "Enable Skype Video" ticked ?

is your webcam selected from the "Select Webcam:" drop menu ?

can you see anything in the video box, or is it just black ?
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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 04:38:27 pm »
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Yes to both of those questions.


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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 07:03:34 pm »
Erm .. there's 3 questions.
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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014, 07:35:58 pm »
@PCNetSpec

Yes the checkbox is checked for the "Enable Skype Video".

Yes the correct device is chosen, only one, same one that Cheese uses and sees.

Oh, sorry, it is black.

Been checking both skype and ubuntu forums and the problem may be with the device itself, not listed on any of the "accepted device" lists. 
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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2014, 07:47:25 pm »
Which version of Peppermint ?
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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 08:01:34 pm »
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Peppermint 4 32 bit


I found the fix for the problem.  Used the following line to load skype.  Found it out on the Skype support site, was a link to a Ubuntu site.  Not for the exact camera I own, but it works fine now.

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env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

Thanks for the attempt.

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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2 (SOLVED)
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 08:08:49 pm »
Great :)

Have you added that to the skype.desktop launcher so you don't need to run it from the terminal each time ?
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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2 (SOLVED)
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 10:50:13 am »
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Yes I have added it to my desktop launcher. 

Thanks to the lessons you have given me in previous posts, I was able to do that with no problems.

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Re: Video not working is skype 4.2 (SOLVED)
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 10:55:44 am »
Okey dokey then .. thanks for posting the solution, and marking the topic solved :)
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