According to recently rolled out information, the feedback of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been received negative to the Microsoft. After the installation of the said update, millions of webcams are caused defunct.
Now, Skype, which is one of those apps that widely used for communication across the globe, is even affected by the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Users also faced with such a problem that whenever they try to open the webcam or video call with their contacts, they find their application freezing.
Similarly, though the update contains huge improvements and features for Windows 10 users, but apparently it is proved harmful than good, and this has been the reason for the official product forum of Microsoft receiving multiple reports from many users.
According to the ITWire, the webcams are broken by the Windows 10 Anniversary Update because it stops the USB webcams from using MJPEG or H264 encoded streams. This was only the permitting of a YUY2 encoding method that led to the massive freezes and crashes whenever a user need to access their webcams via Skype or even with any of Microsoft communication apps.
It has been reported that due to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update problem, users are tired and even disappointed to use any of the apps with webcam features, but ultimately they have no choice. While several business owners are found angry because they are also facing the similar problem that their clients cannot transact without the MJPEG streams. Similarly, some developers are ranting that their customers cannot use their apps as well, which is a sign of a decline in their profits.
According to Forbes report, the problem with the webcam streams has already been acknowledged by Microsoft as it convinced of already working on a patch for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update issue. The objective behind the encoding limitation was to let other apps such as Windows Hello access the webcam streams without duplication of performance issues avoidance too, which seems to have backfired.
Also, a temporary fix has been found by Engineer Rafael Rivera messing with the Windows registry files. Now, what is need the most is users must modify and add a value to the Windows Media Foundation registry file in order to use their Skype video features, after rebooting their computer.
There is no release date or the Windows 10 Anniversary Update resolution for the webcam issue. Microsoft could be developing the fix along with other minor improvements.
Up till now, no announcement has been made regarding the Windows 10 Anniversary Update resolution for the webcam issue. So, it is anticipated that fix and mirror improvements would soon be developed along with other minor improvements.