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Skype problem 'cannot capture video. the camera may already be in use'. I've uninstalled and re-installed both camera software and Skype. any ideas?

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  • peter_fitzsi May 01, 2010

    hi thanks for quick response.

    I'm using USB. A Mikomi DC-7130 7MP which is the one that it first happened with and then I've tried another (inferior) no name one with the same problem occurring.

    P

  • peter_fitzsi May 01, 2010

    hi,

    Just tried the Mikomi on laptop and it appears to work fine. So looks like Skype problem. But I've uninstalled and re-installed a couple of times already and rolled back to an earlier version. All to no avail. I'm not computer literate enough to start doing things to registry files.

    help

    P

  • peter_fitzsi May 02, 2010

    any progress?

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    On the machine where the webcam won't work in Skype, go to Start, then Run, and type in devmgmt.msc, then hit the enter key. This will bring up the device manager. In there look under 2 sections, imaging devices, and sound/video and game controllers. The webcam should show under imaging devices, and the microphone for the webcam should show under audio devices. If both are there then it is installed correctly and this is a Skype issue. Otherwise, work to get it showing in both places. As far as Skype goes, maybe you need to install Windows updates. It may be that you need a .net Framework update or something. Try installing all updates, reboot and see what happens.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Either skype has a broken registry entry, or the camera software does. Usually uninstalling anything to do with the camera, and Skype, should resolve the issue, but since it hasn't for you I would suggest trying that Mikomi on another computer and see if it installs correctly and allows for video capture. Let me know what you find so we can troubleshoot further.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Are you using the built-in webcam or a USB webcam?

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Leave your camera software off when you have skype on, don't start it at all, let skype detect it

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