1.    07 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 391
    Windows 10 PRO 64Bit

    Two USB Webcams


    I have two USB web cameras, one I use for Skype and another for monitoring purposes. If I use Skype alone and the monitoring software alone, they both work as they should. If I use one and then try to use to other, it will not work. It looks like the programs hog both webcams even if they do not use both. I thought it might be the monitoring software but I have tried other software and got the same result. Both programs allow you to select which webcam they are supposed to use. I am starting to think it is a problem with the operating system.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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  2.    07 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 391
    Windows 10 PRO 64Bit
    Thread Starter

    After a bit more searching I came across a message on webcams and USB bandwidth, it seems I was using two much by having both webcam plugged into the same USB 3.0 hub. I moved one the webcams to another USB 2.0 hub and now both Skype and the monitoring software are working at the same time.
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