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HowTo: Running Skype Video without the flipped webcam image (UL30A) Ubuntu 9.10 (x64)



i tried hard to fix the webcam-flip for Skype. it worked easy and fast for
software like "Cheese", but I needed much more time to fix it at Skype.

Since now it works well and I wanted to share my simple steps to get there
on an ASUS UL30A:

1. sudo apt-get install v4l2ucp (I don't know if it's really necessary but I
did it first while looking around for fixes)
2. Adding the libv4l-PPA, update package lists and install libv4l-0

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libv4l
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libv4l-0

(Thanks to: http://radu.cotescu.com/2009/11/05/flipped-images-ubuntu-webcam/

3. Starting Skype with a shell-script e.g. called skype.sh containing:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype

(Open a text editor, copy&paste the text above, save the file as "skype.sh"
and give it executing rights (by sudo chmod +x skype.sh)
I'm sure there are better ways than doing the shell-script like this, but
i'm not that experienced.

Hope that will help someone.

Greetings, svD4