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Skype, does your front camera work? (Sailfish X)

asked 2017-10-13 03:43:15 +0200

SymbianRefugee gravatar image

updated 2018-11-21 10:34:43 +0200

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Got Skype working, rear camera, text, voice but the front camera is mostly black with some green lines. It's the same of I try to record a video as well.

All else seems to work fine though.

Anyone else? Any ideas what to try?

EDIT - using Xperia X

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Is this issue on the new Sony Xperia X? Try wire.com, (apk can be downloaded directly from website as it should)

if it works -> please inform -> also try to dump Skype This is my not so easy but in the end satisfying suggestion for a solution to Skype related issues.

vandersmash ( 2017-10-13 03:50:01 +0200 )edit

Using Xperia X with Sailfish.

I cannot dump Skype as my entire industry uses it for International communications and I like to keep my job. I shall however take a look at wire for personal use. Thankyou.

SymbianRefugee ( 2017-10-13 04:29:01 +0200 )edit

Same here, somehow bound to Skype and guilty of pulling many users from Yahoo, MSN in the early day because Skype European , independant, Secure, Kazaa related etc.. But I remember a time where ICT managers wanting to keep their job would fear to allow corporate usage of any software able to harvest keywords and link voice conversations to any online 365 doc containing the inside trade secrets and strategy of the industry as a whole. Just ask in the high profile Skype videoconference why we aren't we Switching to Jitsi meet.jit.si and Wire.com (even though not clear if and to whom they will sell out eventually)

vandersmash ( 2017-10-13 05:57:00 +0200 )edit

Same on mine XperiaX: video call offers a dirty image, and then Skype crashes, rebooting the phone!

MariusP ( 2017-10-13 15:12:37 +0200 )edit

Same problem here. What would you recommend as a alternative to skype ? Whatsapp isn't working either and Tox isn't quite working yet on other platforms.

tourdetour ( 2017-10-15 18:20:17 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-10-21 15:18:12 +0200

TheLostMan gravatar image

same problem.

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answered 2018-11-21 10:21:24 +0200

deutch1976 gravatar image

When i used Video call on my Aquafish it worked on several android apps. Now on Xperia X it is horrible and does not work

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