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Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time? I would like to use it simultaneously under Skype and under guvcview, but it can't do that. Thanks!

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Skype somehow "steals" the camera from being used by other things. maybe you can with Cheese and guvcview, but for sure not with Skype ;) – dadexix86 Feb 25 '14 at 14:56
See also this & this... – Wilf Feb 25 '14 at 15:01

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