Desktop Skype crashes when trying to utilize webcam

Desktop Skype crashes when trying to utilize webcam

Symptoms

Desktop Skype crashes when trying to utilize webcam: Windows 10 Update caused a problem where webcams failed to work, and the respective software (like MS Teams, Skype) simply hung up within minutes of use.

Desktop Skype crashes when trying to utilize webcam

Resolution

1. Start Regedit.exe and go to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform

2. Create a REG_DWORD value named EnableFrameServerMode and leave the data to 0.

Desktop Skype crashes when trying to utilize webcam
3. If you’re using Windows 64-bit, make the changes here, in addition:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform

4. Create a REG_DWORD value named EnableFrameServerMode and leave the data to 0.

 The above key is for 32-bit applications running on a Windows 64-bit computer.Exit the Registry Editor.

5. Exit the Registry Editor.

Restart the machine check.