Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Skype video feeds show up as a green box. The webcam is a Microsoft lifecam but that should'nt matter because the camera works in cheese webcam both and the person i am skyping can see me. I thought it might have something to do with video codecs or something. Help?enter image description here

share|improve this question
Which Ubuntu release are you using? Which Skype version is installed? What video card do you have? Are your video drivers up to date? – Mitch Jun 10 '13 at 17:28
Ubuntu 13.04 skype:i386 Video is Intel® Haswell Desktop (HD 4600) I believe it uses the mesa driver which should be updated with the kernel. could it be that skype is i386 on a x64 os? maybe because of the lack of i386 codecs? – leszakk Jun 10 '13 at 18:12

I had the same problem. VLC did not work either.

I have updated Intel drivers and it worked for me :)

Link to Intel driver updater

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.