Nothing is more infuriating than when you’re trying to make a video call, and your webcam refuses to work. Skype – like most video chat applications – revolves around three components: The microphone, speaker, and the webcam.
This week, Kannon Yamada will explore how to diagnose webcam problems in both Windows and Skype, and how to resolve them. Like many times before, Google has turned a good idea into something incredibly useful, while preserving simplicity and ease of use and thus making it fantastic. Whenever a user experiences problems, they need to first make sure that all three components work properly.
For example, if you recently upgraded to Windows 10, audio problems abound.
Skype can suffer from problems that originate from the Operating System (OS) or from Skype itself.
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If the device is not connected, it will display with a red icon in its lower-right side.If the video image of yourself is too dim, then you might need to adjust the lighting settings. Select Camera Control in the tab at the top of the screen. That should automatically brighten your webcam image up.If it does not, skip to the section below titled “Just in case you’re also experiencing microphone or speaker problems, in the pane on the left, you’ll see an option for Audio settings. In the right pane, you’ll see all of the attached microphones and speakers.From the Properties menu, choose Uninstall and then restart your computer. From Windows Sound, right-click on the device suffering difficulties.Windows won’t always automatically default to the correct device. Then from the context menu you can either choose Set as Default Device or Set as Default Communications Device.