Technos & Psyche

Fix upside-down video in Skype for Linux

July 27, 2020

On Linux, specificially Ubuntu, you can have the issue that the camera image of skype is flipped upside down. To fix this, we need force skype to use a different version of the Video for Linux driver.

For 64-bit Skype:

sh -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so /usr/bin/skypeforlinux'

For 32-bit Skype:

sh -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so /usr/bin/skypeforlinux'

If the 32-bit version does not exist, you can install it with:

sudo apt install ia32-libs

Tags: skype ubuntu