Friday August 19, 2016

The Recent Windows 10 Update Is Breaking Webcams

Did the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update break your webcam? Don't sweat it, Microsoft is working hard on a fix that will be out late next month. Don't start your whining either, Windows 10 has the highest customer satisfaction rating of any version of Windows.*

If you've installed the recently-released Windows 10 Anniversary Update and noticed your USB webcam is acting screwy, you're not alone. It seems the decision to prevent them from using the popular MJPEG and H.264 encoding processes in favor of the NV12 and YUY2 formats is affecting far more devices than Microsoft anticipated, causing millions of cameras to crash.

(*except for Windows 10 users with webcams)