My webcam doesn't work in skype (anymore)

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My webcam doesn't work in skype (anymore)

Hi everybody,

 

For some weeks now, my webcan doesn't work with skype anymore (it's an integrated webcam, on a Dell laptop, using windows 7). When I try to launch my webcam in skype, I have a black screen, with my cursor turning into this typical circle turning on itself indefinitely.

 

I already checked a few things:

- My webcam already works in at least one other application (Dell Webcam Central).

- I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype.

- I have DirectX 11.

- In theory the pilots of my webcam are up-to-date (I went into the control panel, image device, and checked pilot was up-to-date).

- No other application seems to use my webcam (when my webcam is on, I have this little white light indicator, so I make sure it's off when I try to launch my webcam in skype. When launching my webcam in skype, the white light indicator appears, but I only get a black screen.

 

If anybody sees how to fix it... :happy: 

 

Thanks!!! 

Tanguy88
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Re: My webcam doesn't work in skype (anymore)

Ok, I found the answer on the forum. The solution is to downgrade, because last skype update is bugged for Dell XPS.

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Unable-to-make-video-call-after-the-update/m-p/...

 

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