been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_220.127.116.11-1_i386.deb if I wished to continue logging into skype.
Since installing the upgrade on my pc the video of me on the remote pc freezes after about 5seconds and stays frozen until switching the video off and on my end, it will animate for again 5ish seconds before freezing again, this did not happen while I was using the 4.2 version.
I cant find a 4.2 version to revert back to and the one in the software centre appears to be an old beta too old to work.
The only adjustment I can find for skype video is check or uncheck auto exposure which makes no difference to the freezing.
At my end there seems no perceptible difference between versions, its ok but the video freezing on the remote pc is a consequence of my version upgrade.
Grateful for any suggestions of a fix