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Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update, released Aug 2, 2016 has broken webcams for millions of people. If you use Skype and your webcam freezes after about a minute, this is the reason. Webcams stopped working after the update because Windows 10 now doesn’t allow for USB connected webcams to use MJPEG or H264 encoding, a default for many webcams.

 

 

Fixing Your Webcam for Skype

windows-10-updateIf your webcam freezes in Skype after applying this Windows 10 update you can fix it, but it requires tweaking the registry of your Windows 10 computer.
Note: Using the registry editor can be dangerous and changes can affect the performance and running of your computer, be careful!