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web cam Skype LMDE problem -solved

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:26 pm
by marvinudy
I have an Envision usb-2.0 web cam that is not recognized by Skype in Mint LMDE. and got it to work by doing the following:

(1) install 'v4l2ucp' via synaptic

(2) launch v4l2ucp from Mint's 'preference' menu.

(3) open the 'preview' menu.

(4) open the sub menu 'configure preview'.

(5) in the 'application to use' window change the entry from 'mplayer' to 'skype' and click OK.

(6) reopen the main 'preview' entry in the v4l2ucp tool bar and click on 'start preview'.

If Skype starts you most likely will have a working web cam in Skype. Crude way to do it but it works for me and in many different distros.


best regards,

marvinudy

Re: web cam Skype LMDE problem -solved

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:26 am
by Oscar799
Glad you found a solution :P

Re: web cam Skype LMDE problem -solved

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:36 am
by twa
marvinudy,
well done job !! thank you very much..this solved my problem with Logitech webcam to be recognized by Skype.
thanks again
:D

Re: web cam Skype LMDE problem -solved

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:36 am
by ukbrian
I think this bit should be added to the first post
Create Skype Icon and in the command box put

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env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype
ukbrian