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OS X 10.8.5 broke Video on MacBook Air

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Novel Adventurer

Hey I just tested the screen share option, at first the option to share the screen was grayed out, but after a minute in call the option became enabled and I could click on it and share the screen with face time video capture on it. So just wait a bit on-call and don't panic at all.

P.S.: my skype is also set to english language, I read some issues on screen share beeing used with other languages.

Routine Adventurer

Right, but the problem is video chat with PC users, so this doesn't help.

Casual Tourist

Mid 2013 macbook air - updated and am experiencing the problem discussed in this thread.  Lets hope for a swift resolution!

Reliable Adventurer

Hi to All


i have the same problem, but i have found a solution !!

1. You need Time Machine

2. Go to folder /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/ 

3. Copy AppleCamera.plugin to good place (usb memory stick is the best place).

4. Go to Time machine in date that skype work fine.

5. Change AppleCamera.plugin with file from Time Machine

6. Restart system, Now skype need to work with camera.


This solution is only for this time until Apple make update for this problem !!!!



Novel Adventurer

Another Case of mid june mac air which i updated. 

Skype is not detecting the camera 


I don't even have Time Machine

Reliable Adventurer

For people who don't have Time mahine



Novel Adventurer

didn't work for me.... are you sure it works? maybe i did something wrong... however how do you install from terminal the file you've posted?

Routine Adventurer

This is a very simple fix that works! There are lots of ways to do it, but to put it very simply,


Download  the AppleCamera.plugin provided.


Click on go in the finder menu, select go to golder and paste in  /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/ ,


move that item, AppleCamera.plugin, to the trash


Go to your downloads folder and copy the new  AppleCamera.plugin, then paste it in the folder where the old one was. 


It works

Routine Adventurer

You don't need timme machine. Just copy the new  AppleCamera.plugin  and paste it in in place of the old one. Very simple fix!


doesnt work for me...