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How do I switch between CyberLink YouCam and the another webcam device when using video chat in Instant Messaging software (Skype, Google talk…)?


Select default webcam driver in IM software:

If you want to use the default webcam driver when using video chat in Instant Messenger (Skype, Google talk…), you can go to the webcam settings and select the default webcam driver instead of CyberLink YouCam driver (CyberLink WebCam Splitter) in your video chat software.

For example, in Skype:

  1. In Skype, go to Tool > Options > Video settings
  2. In the Select webcam drop-down menu, select your default webcam device (driver).skype


Note: Depending on the type of instant messaging software you are using, the procedure to enable CyberLink YouCam will differ. Consult the help for the instant messaging software you are using and see the section on selecting a webcam, video settings, or something similar.


Disable CyberLink YouCam driver:

If you want to disable the YouCam driver, you can do this:

  1. Open Device Manager.
    • Windows 7:
      Click Start > type "Device Manager" in the search field > Select Device Manager program

    • Windows 8:
      Use the Search charm: point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search button > click on Settings > type "Device Manager" in the search fields > Select Device Manager program

  2. Reveal Sound, video and game controllers
  3. Find CyberLink Webcam Virtual Driver
  4. Right click on it and select the Disable option

Note: If you want to use YouCam, just do the same and select Enable to revert the CyberLink Webcam Virtual Driver. A system re-boot system may be required if the settings are changed.


CyberLink YouCam driver version

YouCam VersionVideo Setting option in IM SoftwareDriver Name in Device Manager
CyberLink YouCam 6 CyberLink Webcam Splitter 6.0 CyberLink Webcam Virtual Driver 6.0
CyberLink YouCam 5 and prior versions CyberLink Webcam Splitter CyberLink Webcam Virtual Driver



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