[Q] camera darkness in hangouts

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aewig

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Nov 22, 2014
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Both my front and rear facing camera are providing horrible experiences in video chats in Hangouts. They look fine through the camera app itself but the video in Hangouts is essentially black unless I shine a light directly on my face.

Anyone else having issues like that?
 
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DualSportDad

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Both my front and rear facing camera are providing horrible experiences in video chats in Hangouts. They look fine through the camera app itself but the video in Hangouts is essentially black unless I shine a light directly on my face.

Anyone else having issues like that?
I'm having the same problem. Really stinks cause I use the asp daily to talk with my son.

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glopez686

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Nov 27, 2014
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Hangouts only

Both my front and rear facing camera are providing horrible experiences in video chats in Hangouts. They look fine through the camera app itself but the video in Hangouts is essentially black unless I shine a light directly on my face.

Anyone else having issues like that?

Yes I though it was just me, I tired skype and it works a lot better seems like a hangouts camera issue
 

nexus6R3plicant

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Oct 15, 2014
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It's probably something to do with the new linux kernel because cheese in Ubuntu is doing the same thing as with hangouts

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jelledge

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Jul 21, 2011
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I'm really hoping this is fixed soon or I'll have to return my phone.

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Same problems on my Nexus 5 with Lollipop. If I toggle between the front and back cameras a couple times the camera module locks up and dies followed by hangouts itself. This new camera apk has some serious issues.
 

gduck24

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Feb 16, 2011
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I'm on a nexus 6 as well with this issue. Not a lot of hits on Google for the issue. No fixed that I've found. I figure it's the camera or hangouts.
 

aewig

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Nov 22, 2014
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It looks like this has been fixed (at least in Hangouts) starting with Hangouts 2.5.81587410. Admittedly, I upgraded that and the OS to 5.0.1 at nearly the same time so it could be the OS update as well.
 

DualSportDad

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Apr 29, 2010
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It looks like this has been fixed (at least in Hangouts) starting with Hangouts 2.5.81587410. Admittedly, I upgraded that and the OS to 5.0.1 at nearly the same time so it could be the OS update as well.
How did you get that version of hangouts? I'm on 2.4xxxxxxxxx and it says lady updated Dec 10th.

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    Both my front and rear facing camera are providing horrible experiences in video chats in Hangouts. They look fine through the camera app itself but the video in Hangouts is essentially black unless I shine a light directly on my face.

    Anyone else having issues like that?
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