How to Fix Windows10 Anniversary Update Webcam Issue?
If you have Windows 10 and it works for you, awesome. But let’s not trivialize the majority of people suffering from BSODs and other issues like this on a weekly basis.
After installing the update, Windows no longer allows USB webcams to use MJPEG or H264 encoded streams and is only allowing YUY2 encoding. This causes the freezing issue with most 3rd party hardware..
For info on this bug read- Did Windows10 Anniversary Update Malfunction your Webcam?
How to Fix?
First of all, go to Windows Registry Settings. For that click on the Start Menu and look for ‘regedit’ and launch the program. Once it’s launched follow these step for a temporary fix–
- In the left-hand sidebar, navigate to the following location —
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE → SOFTWARE → Microsoft → Windows Media Foundation → Platform.
- Once here, right-click on the ‘Platform’ folder in the left-hand sidebar and then hover your mouse over ‘New’ and then select ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value’.
- Name the value ‘EnableFrameServerMode’ and then set the value to ‘0’.
- Now again navigate to —
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE → SOFTWARE → WOW6432Node → Microsoft → Windows Media Foundation → Platform.
- Right-click on ‘Platform’ then hover above ‘New’ then add a DWORD value. Name it ‘EnableFrameServerMode’ and set the value to ‘0‘.
- Now, restart your system and enjoy hassle free webcam-based services.
The last step is only necessary if you’re running a 64-bit version of Windows.
That’s all from Fix Windows10 Anniversary Update Webcam issue.
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