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FaceTime HD Camera not working only in Skype

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Novel Adventurer

Still NOT WORKING ON LATEST SKYPE ? Sounds like the old days when MICROSOFT was F&^%$N with MAC users in Microsoft Orifice and INTERNET Destroyer (NO SUPPORT) as soon as I Heard MICROSOFT bought out Skype I knew we were doomed.


Brand New Macbook Air 2013 w/SSD drive- purchased 9-2013, I will downgrade to an older version as a last try and try the virtual camera tip 1st! LOL, of course did not find this out until I was in Europe and trying to dial home USA.


Skype works fine with built in iSight on our OSX 10.6 MacBook? WHO DROPPED THE BALL on this fiasco? Each side will balame the other side (the same story continues in tech arena). I want my $10 in SKYPE credit doubled...


Here's the kicker

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Novel Adventurer
worked fabulously for me on a MacAir 2013 with that OSX so i know it will work.
1. First Download the plugin, this is a "zip" (compressed) file, you need to unpack this file:

2. Open the Finder.

3. On the Mac menu on the upper left corner of the screen click on "Go" >> click on "Go to Folder"

4. Into the dialogue window paste /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/  >> click on Go

5. In folder you have file AppleCamera.plugin make copy of this file on a flash drive or save it somewhere else safe. Don't rename or don't move it to Trash.
6. To copy the downloaded plugin: Go to Downloads folder and copy the downloaded file, be sure that is the AppleCamera.plugin not a zip file. (shortcut key "cmd + C")

7. Go to the folder /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/ (steps#3 & 4) and paste the file (shortcut key "cmd + V")

8. If system ask what to do then press "Replace".

9. Restart your computer and open Skype.
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Novel Tourist

Nothing worked for me, force quit, reïnstal, old version, nothing! But yeah, finally! Thanks to you! 

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Novel Tourist

I have two airbooks with one with OS X 10.8.4 and the other 10.8.5 both with Skype 6.9


I'm having the same problem with the 10.8.5 machine (works in everything but Skype) and I've tried all the suggestions above.


On the 10.8.4 system I don't even have the directory


there is no AppleCamera.plugin and the camera works in all applications. On a third MAC (MBP) I deleted the AppleCamera.plugin and it still works so I don't think it's that file that is the problem?





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Former Staff

Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update

"Resolves an issue that may prevent certain applications from using the FaceTime HD camera on mid-2013 MacBook Air systems"

Also, please update Skype to the latest version 6.9 (517) by running "Check for updates..." in Skype.

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Novel Tourist

Thank you MisterB...

This worked for me: 

Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update

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Novel Tourist

How did you get yours to work? I've also downloaded ManyCam and my camera works for a few seconds and then it freezes and doesnt work after that... Need help!!!

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Novel Tourist

Thank you very much! You save me!:manhappy:

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