Problem to Ubuntu webcam network

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I have an SMTP webcam camera that does not work with Skype in Ubuntu webcam network. I update it but after I update it, it is not working. The camera is ok but I can not use it with Skype. Can someone explain to me why this happens? And help me to solve this problem. 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #197080

Problem to Ubuntu webcam network

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Hello,

First install this lib:

sudo apt-get install libv4l-0

Then open terminal and type:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

Now you need to replace following line:

Exec=skype

With this:

For Ubuntu 11.10+ type this:

Exec=bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'

For older versions type this:

Exec=bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'

And if you are using 64-bit computer then you should type this:

Exec=bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'

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Answered By 0 points N/A #197083

Problem to Ubuntu webcam network

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First try to install the GNOME webcam program called "Cheese", by typing the following command:

sudo apt-get install cheese

Then run Cheese and it should automatically detect your webcam. Click on its icon to capture photos or start recording video.

Alternatively, you can use "Empathy", default Ubuntu program since 9.10 (Karmic Koala), when it replaced "Ekiga".

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