Windows 10 Anniversary update paralyzes some webcams

Aug

21

2016

On August 2, Microsoft has released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 distributed . Although the updates bring many welcome features with it, but apparently the update also harbors unexpected problems. So millions of webcams are around the globe after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Updates refuse to work. Microsoft of factionalism is aware, according to his own statements and plans nachzureichen in September a fix. Especially business customers are currently upset. The problem appears to be narrowing that the Anniversary Update USB Webcams still only allowed listens via YUY2 to encode and not as previously via MJPEG or H.264.

Microsoft had this way obviously go, which now leads to new usage scenarios for webcams and could result using MJPEG or H.264 in performance problems. The Redmond company does not seem to be here to have been aware of what can cause for massive problems that in practice. For as soon as now wants to use a webcam MJPEG or H.264, freezes the application or webcam. So if you currently have such problems in z. B. Skype, now knows the cause.

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It affects a lot of webcams, such. As the non-Logitech C920. Currently there is only one unofficial workaround to circumvent the problem. For this to be tinkered in the registry, which is of course at your own risk. In HKLM \ SOFTWARE \ WOW6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows Media Foundation \ Platform sufferers should add DWORD “EnableFrameServerMode” and set the value to 0. When restarting Skype should then work with the usual webcam.

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