How can I check that my webcam is working correctly in Skype for Mac OS X?

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To check that your webcam is working correctly with Skype:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Go to the menu bar, select Skype > Preferences…, then click Audio/Video.
  3. In the Audio/Video preferences, if the correct camera device is selected, you should see a live picture from your webcam. If you can see the live picture, your webcam is working correctly.

    Live picture from the camera in the Audio/Video window

    If your video is not displayed, your webcam is not working correctly with Skype. Until you resolve this, you won’t be able to send any video if you make a video call. These tips can help to resolve this problem.
  4. If you have more than one webcam connected to your computer, you can select a different webcam from the Camera drop-down list.
  5. If required, test your Microphone and Speakers while viewing this screen.
  6. When you’ve finished, close the window.

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