Can't get my webcam to connect to the internet. It works on Cheese.

Asked by Robin Leigh Pagoria on 2011-01-03

Have a EasyCam Pro that I can't get to connect to the Internet. I downloaded Cheese and it works with that. What else do I need to do. I am using version 10.4 of Ubuntu.

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Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #1

What program do you use to "connect to the Internet"?

I have tried yahoo and gmail. I have tried following the steps in the manual and set up VLC. That got me lost. Unable to find anything that will allow my webcam to be see while I am chatting or that will allow me to see others I am chatting with.

Hope this helps.

I know enough to cause other to want to pull out their hair.

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #3

Are you using the web-client of yahoo or the pre-installed empathy client? Did you try Skype?

web-client for Yahoo.... and yes I do have Skype.. the webcam does not work on that either.

mycae (mycae) said : #5

you may need to run a workaround for a bug in skype.

Try opening a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) then paste the following command.

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

Referencing:
http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=411441

thank you so much.... will give it a try .... will report my results in 2 days... off to work... again thank you.

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