View Full Version : [ubuntu] skype webcam issue

May 25th, 2011, 11:11 PM
so ive been having a strange problem since one of my updates and i finally realized what the issue is. i have an old quickcam communicate stx and the problem im having is that skype trys to access the video input at 640x480 when it doesnt work right. is there anyway i can force skype to only use 320x240 or is there a way i can limit the webcam driver to only use 320x240?

May 26th, 2011, 02:25 PM
you may try setting it in cheese
or in ekiga softphone
it may help skype

May 26th, 2011, 04:25 PM
unfortunately it appears that those settings are only applied to the application. they dont seem to change any global settings which would assist by disabling skype from trying 640x480. i tried setting up gstfakevideo in hopes that i can force it to use a specific resolution but oddly enough, in the latest version of ubuntu gstfakevideo does not compile.

May 27th, 2011, 07:35 PM
try this program guvcview
it has a lot of settings in it

open a terminal type dmesg click enter
see what size it sets

if still not working
in a terminal type gstreamer-properties click enter

click video you just try the test
try v4l and v4l2
use the bottom test button for each 1
you may need to change the plugin to auto find your cam