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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

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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 4.2.0.11-1 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
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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

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