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Skype, video-in not working

Postby joelthetrucker on Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:37 pm

Hey, just installed Mint (Mate) for my mother. and set up most everything that she needs. Skype is needed to talk and see her grandkids. When i make a call to my brothers computer (Windows). everything works, he can see me, we can hear each other but i can not see his video the screan is blank it looks like it should be a vid there but is just blank. BTW I can see my own vid inthe lower corner. I also unistalled and downloaded the latest Skype from the website. (4.1) and have the same problem. I think it must be a codec or something about this compter or OS anyone have an Idea. I am new to linux and dont know the terminal yet, but want to learn :) thanks

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Re: Skype, video-in not working

Postby remoulder on Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:15 pm

What version of mint?
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Re: Skype, video-in not working

Postby joelthetrucker on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:10 pm

Sorry should have said mint 13.

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Re: Skype, video-in not working

Postby remoulder on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:38 pm

So can anyone else see the video stream from your brother's machine? Since you can see your own video then it is not a codec problem and more likely to be an issue at the sending machine or a bandwidth issue. You might be better asking this at https://support.skype.com/en/
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Re: Skype, video-in not working

Postby joelthetrucker on Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:31 pm

Sorry for the time it takes to get back i'm a truck driver. I also tried from my windows machine and get the same thing. My machine was the way my mother skyped with my brother, so his isn't the issue I don't think ( we both have windows). I'll check the link you have in the post and see where is takes me. I was hoping this was a common issue and an easy fix.

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Re: Skype, video-in not working

Postby joelthetrucker on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:53 pm

Hey just so everyone know i didn't quite fix the issue. I did find out that the issue is with Skype somehow but it has to do with the distro. I left a message on the Skype forums but never got a reply. I Did try a different distro... sort of.. I loaded a Ubuntu 12.10 and downloaded the latest Skype. Everything works just fine. So i fixed it but changing from Mint to Ubuntu. Thanks for you help. l know this really didn't fix anything but it will work for me.

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