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I hope I'm not misreading your intent. If it is to have skype installed on your system, you should install the Ubuntu native skype support rather than trying to install the Windows version via playonlinux. The playonlinux tool is for Windows applications which are don't have a native Linux version. To install the linux version provided in the Canonical ...
Why not use Desktop Sharing? This is a front end for VNC, which will allow you to easily start up a Video Session (I guess that is the point of your question). Personally I'd stay away from things like Teamviewer (it works, but security, Wine, authentication speak against it)
I just had a very similar problem as in the video, but I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and only use Intel Graphics. The problem started after I installed vdpauinfo and libvdpau-va-gl1, because VLC was complaining about their absence. Removing them fixed the problem virtually instantaneously: sudo apt-get remove vdpauinfo libvdpau-va-gl1
Actually， you can try teamviwer Install it both on your parents' computer and yours.
Just write it on terminal sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype I just tested it here, it works.
This is definitely a hardware problem, since it's telling you that the camera was disconnected and then reconnected: usb 3-4: USB disconnect, device number 15 ... usb 3-4: new high-speed USB device number 16 using xhci_hcd The camera is connected using an internal USB cable in the laptop, which is somehow loose , and thus, when you move your laptop, it ...
Open a conversation window with anyone (doesn't matter, since you wont be messaging him). then type this: /msnp24 Press Enter and restart Skype. (Source)
there is a script that copies the needed 20-intel.conf file and the newest intel firmware: http://www.linux-onlineshop.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=317 It is in german, but you can see what it does there and make the same!
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