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Webcam not detected after restart skype

Hey,

 

I am using skype for a while and a few days ago skype couldnt find my webcam.

I checked that webcam was still working etc and it was every other program could find it and acces it no problem.

My webcam is a PS3Eye which has worked without a problem for the past few months with skype.

However I updated aswell these last few weeks to skype 5.5.0.119.

 

Now I can fix the problem for one time by deleting the skype folder in the appdata folder on my PC.

 

However this makes me reset my settings everytime I reload skype, which isn't ideal.

 

Anyone know a way to force skype to find my webcam on every restart like it does on the first load?

 

Thnx in advance.

Painfull
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Re: Webcam not detected after restart skype

Okay, after an complete reinstall of my computer (not only for skype purposes) the problem still excists.

 

Anyone know of an solution?

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Re: Webcam not detected after restart skype


Painfull wrote:

Okay, after an complete reinstall of my computer (not only for skype purposes) the problem still excists.

 

Anyone know of an solution?


Please see these:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/hardware_device_problems/

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Garage/TheUberOverLord-Video-Issues-Checks/td-p/156710

 

If you are using Win7 Please try this:

Open Windows Event Viewer. Go to Custom Views -> Administrative Events. Look for the recent error messages. Click on any errors and post the details here if they happen at the time things fail.

Otherwise do this:

Using your Windows Control Panel:

Adminstrator Tools -> Event Viewer

Click on System and later Applications, do you see any errors logged during the times this happens, if so what errors ("If you click on the errors you can get more details and copy/paste them here")?

Also, please check times after you reboot to see if any errors are produced when you system is restarting.

Are you current with ALL Windows Updates and any Updates from your manufacturers web site for your system and any attached devices?



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Re: Webcam not detected after restart skype

Thanks for the reply,

 

It's not an hardware problem as it finds the camera fine on the first boot.

If I delete the User map in %appdata% (on Win7) it finds it without any problems.

However if I don't delete it and start it up a second time the webcam according to skype isn't plugged in.

 

Everything is up-to-date and no error's were found in de Event Viewer.

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Re: Webcam not detected after restart skype

This problem still excitst as I have yet to find a solution for this.

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Re: Webcam not detected after restart skype

I had the same problem with my camera. After a lot of searching it would appear that the latest version (v6) of skype does not work with older PC. There is apparently a special version of skype that resolves this problem. To reach it though is a bit off hit and miss. Try the following:

- Click on a contact who is online. Then click on Video Call. This will bring a new window explaining that the latest version of skype does not work on video calling with older PCs. There is a link there to download the special version of skype. Download it and reinstall your skypel.

It worked for me. Try it.

Good luck.

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