Tuesday, June 11, 2013

skype solution of reverse camera

I used the following to correct the inverted video in Skype (Beta) problem on my Asus UL30A notebook w/ Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. This notebook shipped w/ a Suyin Corp. Asus Integrated Webcam [CN031B]. The video was not inverted in Cheese.

1. Rename /usr/bin/skype to /usr/bin/skype.original.

sudo mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/skype.original
2. Create a new /user/bin/skype file.

sudo gedit /usr/bin/skype
3. Paste the following:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype.original
4. Save & exit gedit.

5. Make /usr/bin/skype executable.

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/skype
6. Start Skype as you normally would.

I can't take credit for this solution. I found it via google except the path to v4l1compat.so was incorrect in the other solutions I found.

Hope this works for you if you have a similar problem. Comments welcome.
Last edited by Tech226; June 6th, 2012 at 09:41 PMReason: Corrected typo