I installed skype (yet without app armor) 4.3 under openSuse 13.2. The webcam works and pretty good pictures are transfered to the other side. But neither I can see the incoming video, nor does skype display the picture of the camera showing me.
If both parties use skype inside the same lan the same error occurs: neither does skype show the incoming video, nor in Options / Video a picture from the camera.
So it’s a stupid software issue. With wxcam I can even make recordings from the input the camera supplies. And because the other party receives video and audio from skype without any error, the trouble is obviously, that skype does not work on openSuse 13.2 with kde: it can broadcast video, but not display received video pictures, neither from the local camera, nor from the remote camera the other party uses while skyping.
What can prevent skype from displaying video?
The input from my camera obviously reaches skype, because it broadcasts the stream.
the part of the software reliable for displaying a video is broken.
What a pity, but what should I say? That’s exactly the reason why I’m typing this on a linux computer: MS is a horrible company.
Sigh. If I start with kernel 3.16.7, skype does not even recognise the camera (wxcam does). I changed to kernel 4.1.rc2 (!) and upgraded everything “v4l” to the tumbleweed version – no success. I tried the workarounds in SDB:Skype, nothing.
After some minutes a via console started skype drops this message:
libv4l2: error dequeuing buf: Das Argument ist ungültig