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Windows 7: Problem with GoogleTalk Taking over Camera Settings

15 May 2012   #1
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Problem with GoogleTalk Taking over Camera Settings

This is more a Google issue than a Windows issue, but I'm hoping someone has an idea where I might be able to go into Windows and override some GoogleTalk settings.

Through searches I have been able to isolate my issue. The GoogleTalk plugin apparently installs a virtual camera or some such nonsense. In any event, on various applications to use my webcam I will only show Google Camera Adapter 0 and Google Camera Adapter 1 as my available camera options and my webcam is inoperable. If I uninstall GoogleTalk, they are deleted and my normal webcam shows up as an available option and works fine.

Everything works properly after re-installing GoogleTalk, for about a day, then the GoogleTalk Camera Adapter's take over my settings again.

Short of constantly un an re installing GoogleTalk, does anyone know of a way to shut off the Google Camera Adapters? My searches have proved futile.


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16 May 2012   #2
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I may have found a solution to my problem.

I use GoogleTalk with a voip product and received the suggestion in their forum.

In the Flash Player settings manager is a "Camera and Mic" tab. In there is a "Camera and Microphone Settings by Site" tab. Inside that I blocked mail.google.com from having camera and mic access. Google Camera Adapter 0 and 1 are still showing up as camera options, but my webcam is staying as an option, and working, for now.
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17 May 2012   #3
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'll quit talking to myself, but that ended up not working.

What has worked, and looks to be a final solution, is to go into the "Advanced" tab of the Flash Player Manager Settings and delete all the "Browsing Data and Settings", which empties out all the other 3 tab sections.

This is allowing me to get my webcam setting back on the Flash Player without having to uninstall GoogleTalk. Still not sure why just deleting the mail.google.com setting in the 3 tabs didn't stick as a solution, but it doesn't matter at this point.

A side benefit of deleting all the browsing data was my sluggish Chrome browser perked back up.

Lastly, I regularly run CCleaner to tidy up my computer. During my playing with this solution, I noticed that it doesn't delete all the Flash Player browsing data, when running it with the Adobe Flash Player box checked. Manually going into the Flash Player settings was the only thing that cleared everything out.
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