Monday, August 22, 2016

Windows 10 update breaks most webcams

The Windows 10 "Anniversary update" breaks almost all webcams:
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, aka version 1607, has been found to leave many webcams inoperable. The update prevents the use of webcams in applications such as Skype and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), along with all manner of custom CCTV programs. Extremely popular hardware, such as Logitech's C920 and C930e cameras, in conjunction even with Microsoft's own Skype, will fail to properly broadcast video.
People first noticed the issue earlier this month. But it's only within the last couple of days that the exact cause became clear via a post by Brad Sams on
Microsoft has said that a fix is in development, but has not yet said when that fix will be distributed.
Me, I recommend Linux.

1 comment:

matism said...

They have to be careful about how they do that "fix" lest in the process they disrupt NSA's access to use that webcam any time they want. I mean, they surely cannot tolerate a Skype session keeping them from seeing what you're doing every minute of the day...

And I know very well it ain't just NSA, but every FedPig POS as well.