Skype 2.2 beta for Linux – video is not working?

On April 6th, Skype released new beta for LinuxSkype 2.2 beta for Linux with Skype Access and improved audio/video quality
Video wasn’t improved for me. Quite opposite, it didn’t work at all. But solution was listed in section “Known issues” on Skype’s Garage blog:

Category: Video
Description: Your video capture might show seldomly green, scrambled or black image.
Workaround:
Please install one additional package which might solve your problem:
Ubuntu 32 bit: install “”libv4l-0″” package and launch Skype with: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype
– Ubuntu 64 bit: install “”lib32v4l-0″” package and launch Skype with: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype
– Other distributions might have the same library, but may have a different path.

Change Skype launcher to

bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype'

and video will hopefully work.

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2 thoughts on “Skype 2.2 beta for Linux – video is not working?”

  1. LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype
    It worked for me!! (Through Terminal, but not through Open application window)

    hihiheheha, Thank you!

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