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Issue with Skype and iSight


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Skype - 2.8.0.722

I've just gotten back onto Skype and I've run into the problem that my iSight is not working with it. It runs fine in other programs and I have checked the preferences in Skype and video is Enabled. There are two options for the camera choice, Built-in iSight and Built-in iSight(Leopard)...

Built-in iSight ->displays black with the words "Camera in use by other application"

Built-in iSight (Leopard) -> the green light beside the camera turns on but the image is just green.

There are some suggestions, the first is to run a program that runs an applescript that turns on the camera (not really what I'd like), the other is to delete a file in Quicktime that appears to run the camera (which I can't find).

I'm looking for a permanent fix to this, and it appears that the Skype Admins are not acknowledging this issue.

Thanks in advance.
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I am running both Skype and iChat and both work correctly in 10.6.2 - so i would be looking elsewhere for the issue. As a first step in troubleshooting download and install this.

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are two options for the camera choice, Built-in iSight and Built-in iSight(Leopard)
this is a little confusing! What do u mean by that?
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Here is a ScreenShot of the problem.




I will try installing the update but im pretty sure i'm all up to date on those.
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So I've found the issue, for some reason a component to Quicktime was "using" the camera even without quicktime running.

Deleting the CamCamX5.component file from /Library/Quicktime folder

The camera recording still works fine in Quicktime so I am not sure what it has done in quicktime but so far I see no repercussions.

Thanks for the help though!
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