Is it me only or does skype really take more than half of cpu while in a video call? It never happened before using suse11.2 and new skype 22.214.171.124… I am in a video call now and it is affecting the performance so bad that these texts i am typing are appearing very slow in this text box.
I am only using skype and firefox right now. I restarted everything but has the same problem…
I am using the one from skype.com, (32 bit) it works and has not crashed yet, (not even with chat) but it eats my cpu so much that literally i cannot use other programs except skype while during the call. Other programs start to crawl when I start a video call in skype.
I am a happy Skype user. Everything works on my machine. Also, there is no ‘high CPU usage’ problem as mentioned by wildux. Cheese too work on my machine.
So, the high CPU usage issue must be related to the specific video driver. Skype uses the v4l (version 2) APIs and they don’t control the camera directly.
However, Cheese also does the same and I am puzzled with the issue mentioned by dragonbite.