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Webcam / Video Skype not working / Windows 8

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Novel Adventurer

It is amazing that MS and Skype cannot fix this problem

it has been going on for months and still no resolution

windows 8 camera works

skype webcam says - "other application is blocking use - etc"

still the same - for months now


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Super Aviator

Which version of Skype do you use?
Run Skype >> WinKey + C >> Settings >> About.

Please update to Version


Run Skype >> Win + C >> Settings >> Permissions



Webcam and microphone >> move the slider to On.


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Former Staff


Please close Camera App before using Skype because Skype cannot use the camera if some other application is using it. Close Camera App by dragging it from top to bottom. I hope this helps.

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