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Thread: Can't turn camera on in skype

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    Can't turn camera on in skype

    A test of my webcam and the webcam on my daughters laptop shows it to be working, but I'm unable to switch on the webcam during a chat with her. How is this done please?

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    Re: Can't turn camera on in skype

    At the bottom of the Skype window there should be a button to turn the video on or off. Unfortunately, when I installed Skype in 8.04 that button was missing. I could go into the menu and set the web cam to always on during calls, but that would only work if I initiated the call. It didn't work when someone called me.

    Just this week I installed 8.10 and when I installed Skype, all the controls are there and it works like it is supposed to.
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    Re: Can't turn camera on in skype

    thanks I'm still on 8.04 and my daugher is on 8.10 I have no options to switch on video even thought my test shows my webcam works.




    Quote Originally Posted by Miljet View Post
    At the bottom of the Skype window there should be a button to turn the video on or off. Unfortunately, when I installed Skype in 8.04 that button was missing. I could go into the menu and set the web cam to always on during calls, but that would only work if I initiated the call. It didn't work when someone called me.

    Just this week I installed 8.10 and when I installed Skype, all the controls are there and it works like it is supposed to.

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    Re: Can't turn camera on in skype

    Sounds like a good reason to upgrade....(grin)
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    Re: Can't turn camera on in skype

    On Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and Skype 2.1.0.81 and I cannot see a button to start video

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