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Old 10-01-2009, 03:57 AM   #1
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Webcam Filters for Skype wanted


Hi, I just upgraded my webcam to a linux compatible one and would like to use it on skype in the same way as I used to use my old webcam under Windows.

What I want is to transmit a still image selected from a file (probably JPEG) when I wish to "mute" the video.
I would also like to be able to adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation of the webcam as viewed by skype.

Does anyone know of any filters suitable for sitting between the webcam and skype, and what would be the way of running the filter.

My new webcam is a Logitech S5500 which is UVC compatible.
Linux distro is Mandriva
 
Old 10-01-2009, 04:23 AM   #2
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Why don't you just mount small arm with a small photo and when you want to "mute" the video, just put that photo over the webcam lens?

Skype for linux is unfortunately in its infancy, there are some thing missing compared to Windows counterpart. That is how Skype want's it if you can set brightness, contrast and saturation of the webcam with camera driver, that might be it in Linux.
 
Old 10-02-2009, 03:27 AM   #3
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Why don't you just mount small arm with a small photo and when you want to "mute" the video, just put that photo over the webcam lens?
Minimum focus distance may be the problem to that. The arm may have to be rather large and take up valuable space in my already small computer cubby-hole. I thought skype has hooks for webcam filters. I just need to find one to do the job.
 
Old 10-02-2009, 05:36 AM   #4
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Skype for windows and Skype for Linux are two very different products. I would call version for Linux crippleware.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 03:10 AM   #5
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I know what you mean about crippleware. Linux Skype hangs after the video has been running for a while and it is always pot luck as to whether the video AND audio come up when a call is made or received.
 
  


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