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Windows 10 Anniversary Update broke millions of webcams

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 22, 2016.

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    If your webcam is freezing after about a minute when using Skype, or another app, then you can thank Microsoft.

    The Redmond giant meant to allow multiple apps to access the camera at the same time, but didn’t want users to suffer poor performance as those apps concurrently accessed the webcam and the MJPEG or H264 encoding processes. So Microsoft decided the best plan was to stop USB webcams from using MJPEG or H264 and instead to only support webcams that use YUY2 encoding.

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