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When I use skype my video is upside down. But when I use Google hangouts or cheese it is fine. How do I fix this?

I have tried many things and nothing ever has worked. My laptop is a Asus K53E.

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This is a link to a blog that appears to have solved the upside-down webcam issue on ubuntu 12.10.

First you need to make you have the libv4l-0 package installed.

To install libv4l-0 to terminal and type:sudo apt-get install libv4l-0

Step 2 is to edit skype.desktop so you can pre-load libv4l-0 with skype so type in terminal: sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

In this file find Exec=skype and replace it with with Exec=bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'

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Thanks this worked! –  Brandon Morgan Aug 1 '13 at 2:36
@Tim Thanks for the tip. Have now updated the answer. –  gman Aug 15 at 9:49

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