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Web cam says to close other video streaming application before it can proceed but there are no applications open

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I am having the same problem...have you found a solution?

  • jojojohnin May 21, 2009

    I too having the same problem. Camera View pane is black and blank, and the LED light for the camera is turned off - even after opening Dell Webcam Central. Tt tells me to "close the other video streaming application" before I can use the webcam in Dell Webcam Central. This happens even if no other video streaming application is open.

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I have an answer! I've tried many times to fix this problem on my laptop, even talking to two dell reps in the process(which was worthless). Finally I found the problem(for me, at least)- my webcam's driver was not compatible. If you haven't tried this already, go to your Device Manager, click the plus sign next to Imaging Devices, and select Integrated Webcam. Right click that and select Update Driver Software. I downloaded the latest driver it found and restarted my computer, and miraculously my webcam central was back to normal. I hope this helps you too!

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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    thank you so much...

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I had the same problem on two computers and finally tracked it down to the following. I was running a face recognition program for logging in to Windows and this app was always running in the background to be ready to accept a face when the computer locked. So what I do now is right-click on the app (FastAccess Face Recognition) and temporarily disable it - the Dell Webcam Central works fine. Afterwards I just re-enable the face recognition app.

Hope this helps.

---Andy

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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I'm having the same problem but where's device manager?

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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Uninstall web cam central , it is just a software for you to take your own pictures and effects. But due to close other vedio streaming problem , the other applications in your pc like yahoo or skype which have vedio chat option do not detect your webcam. However if you uninstall your software , other applications will detect your webcam and work well and good. :)

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

  • selis Dec 14, 2010

    Hi,
    I have the integrated web cam problem with my Dell Inspiron 1440, 64 bit with windows 7 operating system. As a matter of fact it was working perfectly with Vista, but after I upgraded to Wiondows 7 it worked fine for some time, and then suddenly (I believe after some updates) it does not work any more. Dell webcam software gives an error message saying "close other video streaming applications" and my Google talk or Skype video does not work even though the Integrated WebCam 1.3 appears on their camera list. I tired every solution listed above includinn uninstallation and reinstallation, removing Skype, updating the driver, searching for new drivers on the web and installing them, non of them worked. I still get the same error.
    I would be very happy if someone would suggest another solution.

    Best,

    selis.

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Press Start. Select Control Panel. Device Manager is in there in alphabetic order.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

  • ag17 Sep 02, 2009

    One of the solutions posted i.e. to update the webcam driver did not work for me. Another solution on the site proposes that I do a complete reinstall. I will need to back up my whole computer before I try this. I will then make a posting to indicate if that worked.

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SOURCE: web cam says to close other video streaming

Three possibilities of what might be going on
1- When you installed the web cam, windows found and loaded the drivers for it while you were putting in the install cd for the web cam and after you installed the software for the cam it tried to overwrite the windows install but didn't.
2- Are you using the same usb port that you installed the web cam into originally? if not then what happens sometimes is that windows looks for the drivers for this device under that usb finds the drivers for the original install and then opens them both up at the same time, giving you the illusion of two cams but only one actual cam.
3- Does your computer have a built in cam? if this is the case then when you open up your cam, you will have two cams trying to feed off one line, causing a problem, but only one cam will be showing up on your error.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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