If your camera is broken by Windows 10 Anniversary update, there is a registry hack that cures it
With Anniversary update, Microsoft no longer allows streaming of MPEG/H264 streams and this is where the issue lies. The reason of removal as given by MS is the future app development, If MPEG/H264 streams are used then it might result in poor quality.
This issue affects many varieties of webcams especially of Logitech.The expected fix is coming in September-might be with the patch Tuesday. Mike from the camera team has recognized this issue, which has said the same.
But if you cannot wait and want to fix it asap, then the following registry hack might work:
- Open Registry editor by typing in regedit in run dialog box.
- On the left pane, navigate to the following key:
HKeyLocal_MachineSOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindows Media FoundationPlatform
- On the right pane, right click any empty area and then click New>DWORD(32/64)
- The new key name should be EnableFrameServerMode and value should be 0.
Residing from Chandigarh India, Sumit is a Windows Insider MVP awarded for the first time in 2018. He is also an Independent advisor for Microsoft customers and helps voluntarily as well on the forums.