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    can't see incoming webcam in skype

    hi,
    i'm using skype for web chat, and i can see myself (and people see me), however i cannot see other people's incoming videos (i see all black), even though they can see themselves.
    is it a known bug or i'm doing something wrong? there don't appear to be settings for incoming videos in skype, so i have no idea...
    any help would be appreciated. thanks!

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    Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    Quote Originally Posted by savethewabbit View Post
    hi,
    i'm using skype for web chat, and i can see myself (and people see me), however i cannot see other people's incoming videos (i see all black), even though they can see themselves.
    is it a known bug or i'm doing something wrong? there don't appear to be settings for incoming videos in skype, so i have no idea...
    any help would be appreciated. thanks!
    same problem here.

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    Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    Did you guys find it out?

    cuz I have the same problem and can't find out how to fix it...

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    Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    I start skype in a terminal with this command to get video working for me:

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

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    Unhappy Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    Hi all out there...

    I just ran into the same Skype problem

    I have win XP and have Skype 4.0 and logitect web cam

    I can see me on my screen I cannot see the caller on my screen.. Big ? on the shoulders of an animiated person

    Caller can see me AND see themselves on their screen.

    We want to see our grandkids BUT we are frustrated.
    I would call myself a "low intermediate" re skill with a PC

    Please help

    Thanks

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    Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    Same Problem. Anyone? Thanks.
    Run a HP Pavilion dv1000t Laptop w/ 2gig Ram. Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy w/ Compiz.

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    Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    Is this problem occuring Ubuntu-Ubuntu and/or Windows-Ubuntu? If it only occurs Ubuntu-Windows, it might be a Windows client update - just a speculation though.

    What version of Skype do you guys use? And from where was it installed (repositories/skype site)?
    Also what Ubuntu version/video card do you use?
    If you use compiz, does it work if its off?

    I (and the family) use Skype 2.1 beta1 from the Skype site on Ubuntu 9.10/Ubuntu 9.04/Ubuntu 8.10 but never saw this problem. Also it worked with Windows clients too.

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    Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    Anyone? So frustrating.
    Run a HP Pavilion dv1000t Laptop w/ 2gig Ram. Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy w/ Compiz.

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    Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    Same problem for me.....

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    Re: can't see incoming webcam in skype

    same problem here

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