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Camera app doesn't detect WebCam splitter (Win8 Build 8400)

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  • Hi,

    In previous consumer preview Win8 version, the Metro Cemera app was able to detect and select (in addition to a real WebCam) a Webcam splitter such as Verysoft and Youcam.

    Moving to Build 8400 - now it can't connect to a splitter and shows the message "The Camera is currently used by another app"

    It seems the CameraCaptureUI class has changed.

    Thanks

    Haim

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 7:33 AM

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  • Haim,

    We have observed this as well.  I will keep you posted.  Feel free to ask at any time.

    Best Wishes - Eric

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:15 AM
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  • Register as an Image class device & register both KSCATEGORY_VIDEO and KSCATEGORY_CAPTURE.

    The splitter manufacturer could replace in their INF:

    Class=MEDIA

    ClassGUID={4d36e96c-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

    With:

    Class=Image

    ClassGUID={6BDD1FC6-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}

    And force an uninstall/reinstall via the Device Manager.

    Friday, August 10, 2012 6:26 AM
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