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Webcam not working with skype

29 Nov

I was using Skype in my Fedora 9 (kernel release -2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)machine and tried to use the ETEL E-10 phone as a web cam .
When I tried to test my video device in Skype screen remained as a black ,
and got following errors

Skype V4L2: Could not find a suitable capture format
Skype V4L2: Could not find a suitable capture format
Starting the process…
Skype Xv: Xv ports available: 33
Skype XShm: XShm support enabled
Skype Xv: Using Xv port 57
Skype Xv: No suitable overlay format found

For solving the issue I had to install libv4l libraries
Libraries for fc9 can be found here
Or simply install with yum install libv4l

Then I started skype giving following command line arguments
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
more detail explanation found in this article

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Posted by on November 29, 2009 in technology, Uncategorized

 

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