I have a macbook air 4,1 running raring 13.04 I am trying to use skype to video chat, but when I do, the video seems to cut out after short amounts of time. It seems like the camera has just been disabled or decided to sleep. If i keep the settings open and continuously disable/re-enable the camera I can revive it for a short period. Sometimes turning video off then on again within the skype conversation will get it to work again for a short while.
I had read somewhere that because skype is a 32 bit program and it is running on a 64-bit operating system that sometimes the proper 32-bit libraries don't get loaded, or something along those lines. I'm sorry but I can't remember the exact details. Anyway, I created an executable that reads:
#!/bin/bash LD_PRELOAD /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
but this does not seem to help. I am unsure of exactly what this does, but I figured I would include it as something I have tried. Does anyone have any suggestions?