How can I determing what program/app is using my webcam?

Anonymous February 2, 2014
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My built-in camera has stopped working suddenly. If I open any application using Vaio Gestures, I will get one message that my webcam is currently in use by an application so retry.

  1. Hovsep A
    February 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

    you can boot Windows 8.1 in clean mode
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    after you enable each process/service one by one and boot each time and launch Vaio Gestures until to identify which process/service causing your problem.

  2. Bruce E
    February 2, 2014 at 10:46 am

    In order to work, Vaio Gestures is using your webcam to watch you to detect the gestures. In order to use another application that requires your webcam (Skype video calls, Google Hangouts, etc), they need to have exclusive access to your camera hardware, so Vaio Gestures needs to be shut down first to release the hardware for the other application.