Has anyone else had problems with this? Do you know a list of webcams that work and those that don't? And more psecifically has anyone had a webcam that works with vlc for example but not with skype?
Remmeber that you are using linux... that means a lot of google reseach
the most common problem with skype in ubuntu is that microsoft doesn't want it to work...
apt-get remove skype
sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype
This will install it from canonical directly
the main problem is something related with the libraries "libv4l", that control the frame rate and quality. Microsoft just want it to have problems in Linux... as simple as that