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Author Topic: Microsoft Has Broken Millions Of Webcams With Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  (Read 1090 times)

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Microsoft Has Broken Millions Of Webcams With Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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On August 2nd, Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 and when the bits arrived on computers around the globe, it brought with it new features and also broke webcams for millions of consumers. If your webcam has stopped functioning since the release of the Anniversary update, you are not alone but the good news is a fix is coming, hopefully in September.

Microsoft made a significant change with the release of Windows 10 and support for webcams that is causing serious problems for not only consumers but also the enterprise. The problem is that after installing the update, Windows no longer allows USB webcams to use MJPEG or H264 encoded streams and is only allowing YUY2 encoding.
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Fix Webcam Not Working Issue After Windows 10 Anniversary Update


Fix Webcam Not Working Issue After Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you have just rolled out your Windows 10 Anniversary Update and now you’re webcam doesn’t work properly, you are not alone, there are millions of webcams users who are suffering from the major issue with their webcam after their upgrade to Windows 10 anniversary. Microsoft says that is aware of the webcam problem, but Microsoft have said in a statement that they won’t be issuing a permanent fix or solution until sometime in September. There is a temporary workaround fix you can try, thanks to Rafael Rivera I can show you a way to fix this webcam issue.

Steps to Fix Camera Freezing Issue on Skype

1. Open Regedit

2. Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform

3. Create New / DWORD (32-bit) Value

4. Name the value EnableFrameServerMode

5. Restart computer
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Presumably need to make suitable adjustment if you are still using a 32-bit version of Windows? (Is Win10 now 64-bit only?)
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In the video the guy said you had to change the 32 bit even if you have a 64 bit windows.

I guess its something with how the program is run?
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Isn't the registry key mentioned that of a 32-bit process under Win64? Under Win32 wouldn't the registry path be different? Apologies if my memory of MS Windows has grown shaky. Haven't touched it in six years.
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