No video in ekiga

Ekiga fails to show video with the “Your video driver doesn’t support
the requested video format” message. In preferences only v4l is listed
but no v4l2 at the same moment > gstreamer-properties command shows it uses v4l2.
Any thoughts how to enable video in Ekiga are welcome. It is SLED-11
SP1 OEM HP620.


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Have a look at the description for the package libv4l, I think it solves
your problem.
With libv4l installed you’d do.


$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ ekiga

A while back I wrote a wrapper script to make this it a bit less


$ cat /usr/local/bin/v4l1compat

wrapper that can be used to… "add v4l1 application compatibility to v4l2

drivers (such as the new gspca and the uvc driver)…" and "…it also handles

conversion from cam specific formats to generic video formats for v4l2


above text taken from

it will also correct for some cameras that output an upside down image

and have no option to flip it in the driver. E.g. with the current RM One.

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ “$@”


$ v4l1compat ekiga


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