Skype crashes within seconds after establishing calls with 2-way video. Happens on both Apple and Windows at other end. It seems to happen during an advertisement running during first few seconds on the other machine. If I leave my camera off during the first 20-30 seconds of call and then enable it, I can talk for half an hour. Then the video shuts down and have to re-call and repeat the excercise.
The crash is repeatable and each time the other end tells me they could observe an advertisement being displayed at bottom of their screen. I'm guessing that since I'm using Linux, I'm not getting the ad and perhaps this may be the cause? The video blanking after about a half-hour is still not known and is a new issue. Have talked in the past for more than an hour with no video issues.
By crash, I mean the system goes down to having to re-log in as user. Also, when I re-log in after the event, the 'start' menu is missing. To get it back, I need to re-boot.