Recent Windows 10 update causes problems for webcam users




The recently released Windows 10 Anniversary Update seems to cause problems for many users webcam. Because support for video encoding using MJPEG and H.264 has been deleted, many webcams no longer transmit image.

There seem to be millions of people affected by webcam problems, since many webcams use H.264 or MJPEG. Specifically, it seems to go to the USB cameras which no longer have the ability to make use of these codecs. Microsoft responded earlier this month on a support forum for developers, and later had to know that we are working on a solution.

Next month should come out an update that makes mjpeg available again. Microsoft is already working to test the new software. Support for H.264, however, does not seem to come directly; therefor must wait longer and has no release date. According to Microsoft, this takes longer because the reintroduction of H.264 is more complex.

The reason for the removal of video encoding using MJPEG and H.264 Webcams is that Microsoft wanted to provide better performance. After installing the Anniversary Update is it possible for the multiple applications simultaneously want access to the webcam. Initially the plan was to force encoding via NV12 and YUY2.

Windows Update 10th Anniversary came on August 2 and is free to all users of a device running Windows 10. The update is include Windows Ink, for use with a stylus on a touchscreen. Microsoft also expands support for the biometric authentication system Hello.


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