Omegle is a very popular video chatting software where one can chat with a random stranger through video conferencing. Over the past few years, Omegle has earned lots of popularity ranking across different reviewing platforms.
Users prefer Omegle for some fun time with people they don’t really know, and this has even got on serious levels like two person getting into a relationship with each other after they got to know each other on Omegle.
However, whatever levels of affection of people you get in through Omegle, your webcam needs to work in the first place. Video Camera not working in Omegle is a common issue that we have come across, and we have come up with potential solutions to this issue.
Before you Begin
Check on with few criteria before you get into the troubleshooting. Omegle is a resource hungry platform and if you are running low on any of them, Omegle video chat might not load properly.
- Disable any ad-blocker app that you might have installed. Such programs often consider Omegle to be an ad-aware. Or, exclude Omegle in your ad-blocker’s exclusion list.
- If you have bandwidth constraints, check the bandwidth you are getting through speedtest.net or some other similar tools. You should have at least 2 Mbps speed for smooth video conferencing.
- Make sure Omegle isn’t a blocked service on your region by the controlling authorities.
If all of these give a positive answer, proceed to the following troubleshooting:
1. Update Adobe Flash
If you are using any internet browsing other than Google Chrome, then the browser would be using the Flash player installed on your computer. Only Google Chrome has a proprietary Flash player which is out of user’s concern, but for every other internet browser it is the user’s headache. Try updating the Adobe Flash player and try again with Omegle video chat.
For this, Go to control panel and search for “flash player setting”. Now just delete the local storage in flash.
2. Ensure Webcam Access
If Camera is not working in omegle, make sure first allow omegle access your video camera from right side of the video screen. Close any other programs that may be using the webcam.
A webcam can only be accessed by one program on your computer, if the webcam is already occupied by some other program then Omegle won’t be able to use it. If Make sure the webcam is vacant before you access Omegle.
3. Clear Browser Cookies
Although this is highly unlikely to happen, still clear the browser cookie if you are having a black screen on the Omegle window. Clearing the cookies might solve some browser related conflicts and resolve the issue you are having.
4. Fix your Firewall
Some firewall programs might take the Omegle platform as an intruder program and block all internet data transactions to and from Omegle resulting in a blank video screen.
To resolve the issue, open your firewall program and in the list of excluded sites/apps/programs, add Omegle’s URL or ports, whichever applies.
5. Switch Internet Browser
The problem with your computer and Omegle could be a browser oriented issue as well.
For example, Google Chrome users have reported some issues with Omegle and Chrome whereas on other browsers Omegle works just fine. You might try switching the browser.
6. Clear Omegle from Macromedia site
Go to macromedia website storage setting panel and simply delete omegle from there solves many issues.
Solutions mentioned above should resolve Omegle video issues. If it doesn’t, the problem is probably with your internet service provider.