Windows 10: Default Camera

Discus and support Default Camera in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; My system has two webcams. How do change the one that I want to use as default. 21420 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by grandpavic, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Default Camera


    My system has two webcams. How do change the one that I want to use as default.

    :)
     
    grandpavic, Sep 5, 2015
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  2. bigmizhee Win User

    Device manager what different between camera with image device

    Rear camera as default of CAMERA APP in Win10 RS1, but WebCAM as default of CAMERA APP in Win10 RS2 and RS3. Does because the location in section Camera or image device of Device manager ?
     
    bigmizhee, Sep 5, 2015
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  3. bigmizhee Win User
    exchange the default webcam of camera app in windows 10

    we have front camera and rear camera. inwindows 10 RS2 the default as front camera,

    how can we exchange the default as rear camera?

    or can we exchange in windows 10 RS2?

    Thanks
     
    bigmizhee, Sep 5, 2015
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  4. Edwin New Member

    Default Camera

    Hi grandpavic Welcome to tenforums.com! *Smile

    Navigate to Control Panel/Sound, on the 'Recording' Tab, select the one you wish to set as default and click on 'Set Default' then click Apply and OK.


    Default Camera [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Sep 5, 2015
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  5. sbpetrack Win User
    I know this is an old thread, but unless I'm somehow missing something, Edwin's "answer" is simply unrelated to grandpavic's question.

    Every idiot knows how to set the default MICROPHONE, although not every idiot can turn it into a complicated 10-step process as thouroughly as Edwin.

    Probably for this reason, "how does one set the default microphone?" is just one of several BILLION questions that grandpavic did NOT ask.

    Grandpavic, I have never seen a documented answer to your question. I have the impression that the camera which is used by the modern "Camera" APP is the defiault camera. You make this choice in the main window of the Camera app itself: there is a little "switch-me" icon in the top left corner of that window. Click on it until the camera you wish to choose is displaying its video in that main window. Then close the camera app. (annoyingly, most "modern" apps don't have any "quit" button, and in fact you were not supposed to quit them at al. Newer versions of these apps seem indeed to exit the app when you close their main window, so you don't have to worry about the memory footprint wasted just to choose a default. In any case, the default web cam of the system is the one the modern Camera app last used,

    But that is just my empiical observation . I wouldnt normally allow myself to post some personal speculation as an 'answser' in such forum as this. But you asked a LONG time ago, withought receiving a single answerl. So i wanted to se what i could do

    --Scott

     
    sbpetrack, Mar 22, 2017
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  6. Edwin New Member
    I must have been on pain killers that day! *really

    But, thank you for your extensive, boorish rebuttal, sbpetrack!
     
    Edwin, Mar 22, 2017
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  7. sbpetrack Win User
    You are quite right to call me out on it that way, and I sincerely want to apologize. I embarrass only myself by not knowing the difference between being cute and being snide. Put another way: It's better to need an excuse for having misread a question than to need an excuse for being rude. Especially when the guy being rude (me) doesn't have one.

    My sincere apologies.

    Scott
     
    sbpetrack, Mar 22, 2017
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  8. Edwin New Member

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    It's all good, Sir. No harm done! *Smile
     
    Edwin, Mar 23, 2017
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  9. Well here I am again. The problem is not solved and I am no further ahead.

    I still need to know how to select the video camera that is running from the usb port on my laptop rather than using the one that is integrated into the laptop. It is interesting that the sound appear to be being picked up from the usb camera, but not the video.
     
    grandpavic, May 12, 2017
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  10. TairikuOkami, May 12, 2017
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  11. Edwin New Member
    I used the 'Switch Camera' Button in the upper left corner. Opens to the one I left it at.


    Default Camera [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, May 12, 2017
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  12. I've been searching for a solution to this too, and have not found anything anywhere. To be clear:

    1. Disabling one of the cameras is not a good solution. That prevents switching to the secondary camera at all (without going through the trouble of re-enabling it).
    2. The fact that an individual program allows you to switch between 2 cameras (using the camera flip button in the Camera app) is also not related -- that just selects which camera to use in that app. That's almost the opposite of setting an OS-wide default camera. I want to set a default camera specifically so that I don't have to specify which camera I want to use in each app (Skype, Skype for Business, Slack, Camera, etc.).

    We can do this for audio, as Edwin showed. Is there really no equivalent for video?
     
    GranitStatColin, Apr 5, 2018
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