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"Can't start video. Try closing other programs using your webcam"

I don't think I have other programs using this webcam.  How do I make it work?

barbettington
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Re: "Can't start video. Try closing other programs using your webcam"

try reinstalling your webcam driver.

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Tamim
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Re: "Can't start video. Try closing other programs using your webcam"

DId you get that problem solved? I'm also having the same problem.

abhijitheie
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Re: "Can't start video. Try closing other programs using your webcam"

Didnt work. Any other suggestions?
abhijitheie
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Re: "Can't start video. Try closing other programs using your webcam"

Try to reset Skype Settings
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Skype-auto-logs-off/m-p/938210/highlight/true#M69026

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Tamim
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can't use webcam in skype, seems to be in use by another program

after spending the whole day try to solve my web cam problem whilst in skype, and trust me i tried absolutely everything, the only thing that worked was uninstalling skype and reinstalling older version. my webcam now works. Fantastic.

amigo35
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Re: can't use webcam in skype, seems to be in use by another program

Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX APIs.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=35

 

Download directx from microsoft if you are running windows and solve "web cam being used by another program" issue . Worked for me . regards george

aquaris72
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Re: can't use webcam in skype, seems to be in use by another program

I´ve been having the same problem, and tryed pretty much everything to, notthing works, tryed olde rversions of skype, never versions, desktop versions, new windows versions, borrowed a friends webcam, different versions of the 2 webcams drivers notthing.

I check the startup settings in windows, no programs running that uses webcams.

looking in the procesmenu notthing using the webcams running. Any good ideas short of getting a new computer and new OS

Rasmus20
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Re: can't use webcam in skype, seems to be in use by another program

well that did nothing!

 

robbo19965
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Re: can't use webcam in skype, seems to be in use by another program

Rebooting works for me

cenwag
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