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Skype video black screen on Wiin 8 but not 7

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    Windows 8

    Skype video black screen on Wiin 8 but not 7

    Hi all. I recently installed Skype on Win 8 and my video shows a black screen (internal webcam used). However in Win 7 my Skype video shows whole environment clearly (no black screen). I am really puzzled Help would be much appreciated.

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  2. #2

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    Windoes 7, Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Which skype is it the metro one or the desktop version?
    I have to say I am really disappointed with how skype is in metro. My camera used to work with skype metro but now it does not work. I would advise you to stick to the desktop version of skype.
    There's also seems to be a lag between the metro app and the desktop version. Both apps do not seem to sync with each other.
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Skype video black screen on Wiin 8 but not 7
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