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Re: Skype and video[Was:Webcam recommendations?]



On 2/23/09, John Horne <john horne plymouth ac uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 22:54 +0100, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm using Skype 2.0.0.72 and I have a Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks,
> > as reported by lsusb:
> >
> > idVendor           0x046d Logitech, Inc.
> > idProduct          0x08dd QuickCam for Notebooks
> > bcdDevice            1.00
> >
> > With this version of Skype, I'm able to see other people doing video
> > conference (better quality with compiz disabled), but I can't get the
> > webcam working. In Options->Video, the webcam is detected, but when I
> > push the "Test" button, all I get is this:
> >
> > Starting the process...
> > Skype Xv: Xv ports available: 4
> > Skype XShm: XShm support enabled
> > Skype Xv: Using Xv port 131
> > <Here Skype closes and I get the command prompt again>
> >
> > Nothing catches my eye in the system log. I tried to install
> > libv4l.i386 but it didn't make any difference.
> >
> > Any success cases? Any hints on how to solve this?
> >
> For just testing the webcam video I used the 'ucview' command (it's in
> the ucview package). As mentioned in the old thread, I have a Logitech
> webcam, on a PC not a notebook though, and the ucview command detects
> the webcam fine, and displays what the webcam sees (basically me looking
> at my monitor!).

I'll check that program, thanks. I forgot to mention that Cheese
doesn't show images of the camera either. I don't know if the two
problems could be related.

>
> I've been using skype from home to work using both audio and video. The
> only problem I had was getting audio to work, one setting in skype
> needed to be changed, then audio worked.

I have similar problems due to the pulseaudio mess.

>
> Skype package is: skype-2.0.0.72-fc5.i586
>
>
>
> John.
>
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