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Skype Video (Webcam) Not Working

April 22nd, 2007

Not long ago, a friend asked me to assist on installing webcam on his new laptop and make it work with Skype.

In a few minutes, I had the hardware and driver installed properly, made the webcam working in software that came with the webcam, but failed to see the webcam listed in Skype options > Video > Select webcam. I thought getting the latest version would help. It didn't.

Finally, the solution was to install DirectX. Get DirectX from Microsoft DirectX website (or alternative DirectX download site). Install it and you will see the webcam listed in Skype.

I found quite a number of people having the same problem when I was searching for solution. Hope this post would work for the people out there.

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4 Responses

Rowell Luna says:

thanks brother !

VMumariv says:

thank you!

Susan Palmer says:


I want to hear back from Eng Lee. How do I get in touch with him? Can you forward my e-mai to him and maybe he could reply to me.

Susan Palmer

Nitin says:

Hey Eng thanks alot!!