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Old Sep 15, 2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Skype- No camera detected 10.8.5

Anyone else have this issue with the 2013 Air?

Facetime works fine.

But no camera detected on skype.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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So I'm not the only one.

Worked fine in 10.8.4 but not anymore after I updated to 10.8.5.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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GrrrrrrrrrrrRRR.





god damn Apple. Stop ***** my first time mac experience. I use skype everyday for work. lotsa international clients.

So If I enter time machine does it go back to 10.8.4 ?
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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Anyone else have this issue with the 2013 Air?

Facetime works fine.

But no camera detected on skype.
Yes, and it happens with all 32-bit applications that use the FaceTime HD camera on the MacBook Air 2013. More on the reason for the issue here on the Skype forums: OS X 10.8.5 Broke Skype Video - Page 2 - Skype Community.

The same thread has a workaround on page 4: revert to the 32-bit/64-bit CoreMedia AppleCamera.plugin from 10.8.4 instead of the 64-bit-only one in 10.8.5.

Last edited by Mr. Zarniwoop; Sep 15, 2013 at 04:18 PM. Reason: add link to workaround
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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cheers for the reply.

Gonna figure out how to restore.

Sad experience here for first time Mac User. didn't expect something like this.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 05:01 PM   #6
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Restored to 10.8.4, Fixed.

Sigh.

Cheers people. Don't upgrade if you use skype frequently.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 05:22 PM   #7
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Isn't Skype a Microsoft product?

If for no other reason, I imagine you can expect compatibility issues. Many of us refuse to use it on principle.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 05:23 PM   #8
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Don't upgrade if you use skype frequently.
Or just use this universal binary (32/64-bit) AppleCamera.plugin from OS X 10.8.4 instead of the 64-bit-only one from 10.8.5 and place it in your /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL folder.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 05:27 PM   #9
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I just swapped out the AppleCamera.plugin from the Skype forum post and restarted, checked video in Settings and it's working.

http://community.skype.com/t5/Mac/OS...ht/true#M58252

Then followed the instructions from 2 posts above it..
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 05:37 PM   #10
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Isn't Skype a Microsoft product?

If for no other reason, I imagine you can expect compatibility issues. Many of us refuse to use it on principle.
unfortunately in the export industry, they really don't care what OS we use.

Just gotta be able to skype.

This was the fastest fix. I'll look into solutions for 10.8.5 and explore when I have time.

If anyone has a confirm fix, please share... and if you don't mind explain
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 05:46 PM   #11
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If anyone has a confirm fix, please share... and if you don't mind explain
Sorry I wasn't clear. There is a fix, and it works on my MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2013 model. which I explained at a high-level and linked to the file. The posts I reference include much more information in case you are interested.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 05:48 PM   #12
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If anyone has a confirm fix, please share... and if you don't mind explain
Read the posts in this thread, it's been confirmed and explained.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:01 PM   #13
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Thanks guys.

will surely get it done later at night after work.

Will provide feedback.

Thanks for the great help. Owe you guys 1, cheers.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:34 PM   #14
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Wait I thought windows only had issues with updated software?
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 08:36 PM   #15
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Wait I thought windows only had issues with updated software?
Well, it may have been a bug where some Apple developer forgot to tick "universal binary" in Xcode, but it just as easily may be a "feature."

Apple seems willing to forsake compatibility in favor of looking forward towards the future. So, perhaps they intended the CoreMedia plug-ins were only going to be 64-bit moving forward? I tend to think it was an oversight and there will be a quick fix.
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