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Can't get video to work in Skype! When I go into my Video Options to test video I get a black screen. I know that there is an LD_PRELOAD thing that I have to add, but for some reason it never works on 64 bit! Am I doing something wrong?

It used to work on 32 bit.

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Sorry - working now! Finally found what I was looking for! –  Sam H May 22 '13 at 22:19
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Do you mind sharing your knowledge in a self-answer to this question? Some of us will appreciate it a lot. Thank you! –  Geppettvs D'Constanzo May 22 '13 at 22:36
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Ok, so here's what I did to fix the problem:

I edited the skype.desktop file so the command to run contained the following:

bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype %U'

Didn't need to reboot, just opened skype from the .desktop file and it works!

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