24-01-2012 20:20 - last edited 2 weeks ago by LiamB
I have a MacBook Pro 15' Core i7 with 10.7.2, all updates applied, running Skype 5.4. My FaceTime HD camera shows up and works everywhere (iChat, Photo Booth, QT) except Skype. It shows up in the Audio/Video preferences, as does the internal mic, and I hear and am heard properly, but the video only shows a black screen. It was working perfectly until a couple of days ago. Nothing in my configuration has changed. I have not installed or removed any software or applied any updates. I tried the 5.5 Beta, but has the same issue.
FaceTime shows the video without bars; prooving that Skype needs to fix this and remove the black bars.
It sometimes recognizes the camera but I don't know how can I fool Skype to work.
Same problem: my FaceTime HD Camera (built-in) doesn't work in Skype, although it works with every other application.
The camera shows up under Skype > Preferences > Audio/Video, and is checked as the camera, but the preview window is all black. On calls it shows that my video is turned off -- when I click to turn it on it just keeps showing that the video is turned off...
This problem has been persistant from as far back as a year ago, and I have continued to update Skype to no avail.
C'mon guys, give us an answer!
Skype version 18.104.22.168 -- iMac 27" i7
It happened after I upgraded to Skype 5.6.
When I noticed the problem I also ran the updates for my macBook, including a firmware update: still nothing but a blank screen.
Since the cam also stopped working in Flash, could it bee that this is not entirely Skype's fault?
Anyhow, I do kind of rely on Skype for work, and since my work currently has me building a web app with flash webcam support that means I'm double-bummed out.
I had the same problem. I found out the problem was that I was using the FaceTime HD Camera in another application. Once I "quit" that application it worked perfectly.
okay, so, I haven't solved the problem, but I found a nice way to bypass it and it has worked smoothly so far
so, download a virtual camera (the one I use is manycam), and install it and run it.
Once that is done, go in your skype preference and select the virtual cam as default cam.
So now, your skype cam is viewing your virtual cam which is viewing your built in cam
hope this works for everybody.