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One cam is always "in use" - no matter how many cams I have!

I’m using ManyCam Studio with a ThinkPad and Windows 10 Pro.

The ThinkPad has a built in camera (laptop cam).
I added two more web cams (Microsoft LifeCam Studio and Microsoft LifeCam Cinema).

No matter what I do, I can only get 2 of the cams to work. The third always says “Can’t Start Video. Try closing other programs…”

There are no other programs running.
I’ve disabled camera access for everything but ManyCam Studio.

If I disconnect one of the two LifeCams, I get the same message.

It’s like one camera is always in use by something else. Yet nothing else is running!

I’ve checked the Task Manager - I don’t see anything that hints it would be using the camera.

How can I get all three cameras available and working across multiple Presets. I’ve spent 2 hours trying to figure this out and I’m at a loss.


@HRACO Please check: Can’t start video. Try closing other programs that might be using your webcam. – ManyCam Help and Support

I did find that article and try those steps before posting :frowning: