Mac: Not seeing video in Skype

I’ve had the following problems for some time and it was slowly driving me crazy: In a Skype video call, others could see me but I couldn’t see them. I could only see their profile picture and this stupid cursor turning and turning.

I tried updating to the newest version, closing and restarting, disabling/enabling my video, making sure I was at a place in my house where I had at least a 40 Mbit/s connection to Internet… All without success.

I really do love Skype. Since my relatives and those of my wife all live in foreign countries, the only way to have the kids not forget grand pa and grand ma are video calls. But I was really starting to hate it !

Finally I got fed up and deleted Skype, then downloaded it again and reinstalled. And there it was ! It was all working again !

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