I'm having having problems with skype under linux. My video calls are all the time non-continuous and they're getting stuck.
The situation is the same whether I use skype alone, or with a preload:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype &
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4lconvert.so.0 skype &
Turning-off (compiz) graphical effects in KDE or switching to LXDE (
openbox-lxde --replace) doesn't help much.
atop I can see that my outgoing traffic so is around 1500Kbps while incoming is around 150Kbps. When I select
stop my video the outgoing traffic immediately falls to 70Kbps.
So I suppose that the issue is that skype is sending too large video, which jams the network and results in stuck call. I went thru skype settings and I cannot find anywhere video size settings. I also don't know how to set-up video size in v4l which is underneath skype.
So how could I make skype sending smaller video?
$ cat /etc/debian_version
$ uname -a
Linux Khedron 3.2.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Feb 5 15:17:15 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ skype --version
$ dpkg -l *v4l* ii lib32v4l-0 0.8.6-1 ii libv4l-0 0.8.6-1 ii libv4lconvert0 0.8.6-1 ii qv4l2 0.8.6-1 ii v4l-conf 3.102-3 ii v4l-utils 0.8.6-1
$ lsusb | grep Chicony
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b15e Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
The HP webcam is identified as Chicony device.
$ lsmod | grep uvcvideo uvcvideo 57744 0 videodev 70889 1 uvcvideo media 18148 2 uvcvideo,videodev usbcore 128498 8 uvcvideo,btusb,usb_storage,usbhid,uas,xhci_hcd,ehci_hcd