Why does my Webcam image appears upside while using Google Chrome

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My Asus K52F has got a 64 bit Ubuntu 11.04 system. There was a time that my webcam was malfunctioning. At the time I got the following information from the lsusb utility that displays information about USB buses: “Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b071 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 2.0M UVC Webcam / CNF7129”. As I tried to deal with the problem, I obtained Google Chrome’s 64 bit .deb file.  However, I came to learn that my image was appearing vertically inverted during a chat. I the search for a solution, I got the information that using this command at the initiation of Google chrome would help i.e. LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so Google-chrome. I however got an error message as shown:

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Why does my Webcam image appears upside while using Google Chrome


The reason why you are getting that problem is because you want to use the paths to the compact library that are used in 32-bit machines while your computer is a 64 bit machine. You will notice that the error you are getting is that  the .so is not found there, and therefore what you will need to do if find the library which has slightly different path on 64-bit, and the following is its code:

sudo updated

locate v411.compat. So you will therefore need to use the path above. Just do that and see of the problem will be resolved.




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