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Video Upside Down

On Skype, my camera image is upside down.  Under Tools-Options-Video the settings are locked so that I can't editted them.  If I could unlock these settings, I could flip the image around and correct it. My camera is working properly with other applications.

 

Thanks,

Angie

astewartei
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Re: Video Upside Down

Previous threads have pointed to it being the driver. Try updating it.

community.skype.com/t5/Welcome-Getting-Started/Why-am-I-upside-down/td-p/10160

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Re: Video Upside Down

and you can also try to open the video software to see if the settings can be changed there.  for example, In the software that comes with Logitech webcam, you can change the video orientation (Mirrored, Upside-Down) in the Advanced Settings section.  


 

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Re: Video Upside Down

This is happening on my Samsung Galaxy S Wife with Android, so there is no driver, and checking around, others are having the same problem with no solution

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Having the same problem on LG G2x. Any help would be appreciated.
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Gomcse
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Hello,
I had a similar problem using Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise 64 bits. The video would be displayed upside down.

First, I followed instructions we can find on Skype/Ubuntu forums and google :

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

Skype starts but the video is still upside down. The output on the console was :

Code:
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

I checked that my libv4l libs are correctly installed but it appears that the file cannot be preloaded for some reasons.
For me, the problem was a wrong path in the above command.

To solve this problem, I followed the steps below :

1) Open Synaptic Manager (easy to install if you don't have it)
2) Type "libv4l" in the search field.
3) Locate "libv4l-0:i386", right click and select Properties.
4) Make sure you are on "Installed Files" tab (it should be the default tab).
5) Locate the line with "libv4l/v4l1compat.so" at the end.
6) Copy the complete path "/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so" (it might be something else for you).
7) Open a terminal and run : LD_PRELOAD=[paste the path you copied on step 6] skype.

The command should look like this :

Code:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

After skype login, go to Option and check if your video is displayed correclty.


I hope this can help.

Chegirow
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Re: Video Upside Down

We're using Windows, not Linux, so no, it doesn't help. The same problem is on Android

davidsco28
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Thanks! I've been searching for the right solution for weeks, spot on! :bigsmile:

It worked fine!

Running Ubuntu 12.04

Buhagru
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Re: Video Upside Down

however it does not fix permanently :/ it will do for now

Buhagru
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Re: Video Upside Down

thanks so much! I finally found a solution to my problem with your guide!
Just one thing... if you put that line in the desktop luncher you will start Skype from the icon without problems.
Take care...
Conejo
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