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kris108 04-30-2010 10:24 AM

Skype versions and webcam support in CURRENT
 
I failed to get webcam support on CURRENT with Skype version 2.1.0.81, Skype did not see the device at all (using libv4l).

Downgraded Skype to version 2.0.0.72 and webcam works well. I have not much idea what might be the reason.

I hope the information will be useful for others.

Regards

kris *_^O^_*

marrowsuck 04-30-2010 12:31 PM

You could try
Code:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
since skype has some issues with v4l2 and certain webcam drivers.

kris108 05-01-2010 12:09 AM

marrowsuck,

I wrote above:

Quote:

Skype version 2.1.0.81, Skype did not see the device at all (using libv4l).
Skype was well configured in both cases.

willysr 05-01-2010 06:21 AM

i believe this is due to changes in libpng or libjpeg

kris108 05-01-2010 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willysr (Post 3953712)
i believe this is due to changes in libpng or libjpeg

willysr,

by all respect, how should I "say" it better, there was NO /dev/video0 in Skype 2.1.0.81. It is not so that I did not get an output from the device as there was no device. I did not reconfigure the system, just downgraded to Skype 2.0.0.72. which solved the problem.
I was hoping to be able to write it down in one post only ;-)

marrowsuck 05-01-2010 03:02 PM

You should be a little more communicative about your specific problem, otherwise you only get general advice.
What type of webcam, which driver, which kernel...

To clarify my previous post:
If you are using a "current"-kernel with video4linux2 and your webcam uses that API, then you could try to use an v4l1 abstraction layer via

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

kris108 05-01-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marrowsuck (Post 3954000)
You should be a little more communicative about your specific problem

Ok, sorry. My fault. More communicative than: I do not have a problem and did not meant to request help how to configure the system. In this case either CURRENT has a problem or Skype.

The kernel is 2.6.33.2, the webcam is Philips SPC 200NC using video4linux2.

I did setup skype by renaming the skype to skype.bin and replace it with a script:
Code:

!#bin/bash
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype.bin
exit

On the webcam config page of Skype 2.1.0.81. it stated that there are no webcams at all (I also tried without v4l1compat.so), downgrading Skype to 2.0.0.72 solved my problem :-)

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

marrowsuck 05-02-2010 05:56 AM

Googleing
"Philips SPC 200NC" linux skype
turned up this link first

http://forum.skype.com/topic/561971-...nc-ubuntu-910/

Same skype and webcam and same v4l1compat-advice but different kernel and distribution and with happy end.


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