Skype an other applications running under windows 7 Ultimate are presenting the video captured from the laptop built-in webcam upside down.
I've tried many solution that I was able to find regarding issues like this, but to no avail. Some of the most relevant are discussed here:
- From Skype Support Network, the thread why is my video image of myself upside-down???
- From ASUSTek Forums, the thread Built-in camera upside down
Both present several potential solutions to this issue, but I've been unable to fix it for the laptop ASUS U6S.
What I've already tried:
The driver that works must be the one from Windows, all others available from ASUS drivers either don't install or install but the webcam doesn't provide any video feed. This disallows all options that concern using an older driver or editing the
.inffile as to manually adjust the settings.
ASUS does not provide drivers for Windows 7, so I've used drivers from Windows Vista 32 Bit.
Using the application manycam
This application actually solves the issue (temporarily), but creates new ones:
- If I use the application to flip the video feed, Skype video call cease to work.
- This application doesn't save the settings, at least I wasn't able to find any way to save the settings I've used to flip the video feed.
A computer restart brings all back to how it was, video feed upside down and if the application is still installed, Skype continues to fail on video calls.
I've searched thru Windows Registry Editor as to find any reference to the webcam settings, hopping to find a key with the
Flipparameter, since it's up to the driver to flip the image (by what I could ascertain from this problem).
Couldn't find any reference to such settings, either they actually don't exist within the Windows Registry or they use some weird name that I could think off.
I was able to access the webcam system settings from the Windows Device Manager, but the tab that actually has the Image Rotation setting is always disabled.
The same goes for the settings available from the Skype webcam options (that essentially is presenting the same settings as Windows Device Manager, just within a custom Skype pop-up).
How can I flip the video feed from the laptop's built-in webcam, as to properly see and broadcast the video?