sharing webcam within multiple applications

Elaci0 1 Reputation point
2020-11-22T18:03:23.697+00:00

Hi,
I am on Windows 10 20H2, just tested that my laptop's camera cannot be shared at the same time with multiple applications (Zoom and Chrome e.g.) but only one at a time. On my mac, instead, I can.
While searching on the web I jumped to an old, but interesting thread
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/9d6a8704-764f-46df-a41c-8e9d84f7f0f3/mjpg-encoded-media-type-is-not-available-for-usbuvc-webcameras-after-windows-10-version-1607-os?forum=mediafoundationdevelopment

where Mike M. at Windows Camera Team ( at that time) wrote about the new ability to use concurrent applications with the webcam. After almost 4 years I am wondering if this feature has been ever implemented in the end or is something missing on my laptop?

Thanks,
Elacio

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  1. Jenny Yan-MSFT 9,321 Reputation points
    2020-11-23T02:27:57.213+00:00

    Hi,
    Thanks for posting in our Q&A forum. But per searching, I did not find any official article introducing this feature.


    Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.

    Best Regards,
    Jenny