I implemented that last post -
[Exec=bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype "$@"']
As specified in my
/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop file, and as stated in the last comment: I also get my video working for a second and freezing until I move something near the camera, when it unfreezes.
Since my webcam works perfectly with Cheese and Video for Linux control panel is this not a library problem or is data compression set automatically which should be unset?
I have Xubuntu 12.04 on a 64 bit AMD computer with a Logitech Quickcam 2500 series. The video works fine in Xubuntu 11.10 and Windows (XP and 7).