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My ISight webcam on my Macbook isnt recognized by Youtube

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My ISight webcam on my Macbook isn't recognized by Youtube for live uploading. What can I do?
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BeBoo :

Hi there and thank you for contacting JustAnswer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be glad to assist you.

BeBoo :

You just have to change the camera it's using. See this picture:

BeBoo :

Once you change it to the USB Video option, it should show your iSight.

JACUSTOMER-vaf0w96k- :

Hi, Camera menu is grayed out and unavailable. No camera options available in drop down menu. Any ideas?

JACUSTOMER-vaf0w96k- :

One other thing. Since PhotoBooth is not a USB camera, but an internal camera, would USB be the correct camera setting?

BeBoo :

Hi there, sorry for the delay in my response. Yes, it is an internal camera but it is connected internally via USB.

BeBoo :

Also note that you cannot have both Photo Booth and YouTube on at the same time. Only one application can use the camera at a time (Photo Booth OR Firefox but not both).

BeBoo :

If you right-click that uploading box, and choose Flash Settings, then go to the Camera tab, does it look like this?

JACUSTOMER-vaf0w96k- :

Shutting off Photo Booth was the fix. Many thanks.

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