Kinect only works for one application? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Alright so i recently hooked up my kinect (xbox360 version) to my PC, and i got some odd resaults.. I downloaded all of the SDKs and things like that, and a couple of demos, normally the kinect has a green blinking light. (on standby i assume) When i go to Kinect Studio, or any thing really, no kinect shows as plugged in. But when i run the skeletal viewer demo, the camera, all three lenses project an image, and all of the kinect lights turn on like it should. Why does it not work for anything else but the skeletal viewer? the kinect properly shows up in divice manager, but i am not able to load up though CMD.

    please help!


    Windows 8.1

    Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H

    Intel Core i5 @ 3.20 GHz

    ive tried kinect plugged into every outlet, USB 3.0 and 2.0

    Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:40 AM


  • That is a limitation of the Kinect for Windows v1 SDK. Only the newer SDK for v2 supports multiple applications getting data from the same hardware. This was an architectural change made to the runtime from v1.

    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Monday, August 25, 2014 7:47 PM