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Webcam auto turn on while playing videos on laptop. Can anyone help? ( Predator PH315-52 )

ritu1999ritu1999 Posts: 5Member New User
edited July 22 in Predator Laptops
I'm using a predator Helios 300 ( Predator PH315-52 ). The webcam automatically turns on whenever I play a video, be it an online video or a downloaded one.
I tried changing site settings and devices settings. Not a change.

I don't want to disable my camera. I want to use my camera when I want to without going through all the settings.

please help!

Best Answer

  • ritu1999ritu1999 Posts: 5 New User
    Accepted Answer
    XdxD said:
    Try this once.
    Hey there man!! Appreciate the help but I figured it out. Waves audio software has a feature to observe the head movements to provide better surrounding sound. We have an option to disable camera tracking. I guess I'm good now. 

    BTW the sound is really wierd on this laptop though. I mean I can't feel it like I do in other laptops. Do you feel the same? 

FAQ & Answers

  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 616Member Seasoned Specialist
    edited July 22
    Go to Settings - Privacy - Camera. If your app is listed, turn the slider off to prevent it from accessing camera. By the way, viewing videos doesn't trigger camera in any way. Are you sure you are not getting spied or something?
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  • ritu1999ritu1999 Posts: 5Member New User
    XdxD said:
    Go to Settings - Privacy - Camera. If your app is listed, turn the slider off to prevent it from accessing camera. By the way, viewing videos doesn't trigger camera in any way. Are you sure you are not getting spied or something?

    Thanks for the reply. But mine is a new laptop. just bought it today. Didn't install any software.

    Still I have already tried the solution you referred to and I cannot see any change in the behavior.

    Both video player and online videos when played are showing same behavior. 
    It turns on when video plays and turns off when it is paused. Don't know what the problem is but I don't think anyone's spying on me. 

  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 616Member Seasoned Specialist
    edited July 22
    Which video player do you use? I never got this Webcam issue ever while playing videos both online and offline. Also do a scan with Malwarebytes.
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • ritu1999ritu1999 Posts: 5Member New User
    XdxD said:
    Which video player do you use? I never got this Webcam issue ever while playing videos both online and offline.
    As I said, I didn't install any software. So I use 'Films and TV'. 

    By the way, not just in video players, even in the Microsoft store when I play any game trailers, the camera turns on. I just can't figure it out yet.
    Any video when played on device is turning the webcam on.
  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 616Member Seasoned Specialist
    edited July 22
    Am out of solutions now. Wanna try a reset :sweat_smile:?

    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • ritu1999ritu1999 Posts: 5Member New User
    Yeah...I guess so 😂
  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 616Member Seasoned Specialist
    Try this once.
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • ritu1999ritu1999 Posts: 5Member New User
    Accepted Answer
    XdxD said:
    Try this once.
    Hey there man!! Appreciate the help but I figured it out. Waves audio software has a feature to observe the head movements to provide better surrounding sound. We have an option to disable camera tracking. I guess I'm good now. 

    BTW the sound is really wierd on this laptop though. I mean I can't feel it like I do in other laptops. Do you feel the same? 
  • xapimxapim Posts: 2,562ACE Pathfinder
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  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 616Member Seasoned Specialist
    ritu1999 said:
    XdxD said:
    Try this once.
    Hey there man!! Appreciate the help but I figured it out. Waves audio software has a feature to observe the head movements to provide better surrounding sound. We have an option to disable camera tracking. I guess I'm good now. 

    BTW the sound is really wierd on this laptop though. I mean I can't feel it like I do in other laptops. Do you feel the same? 
    Mine is from 2017 with Dolby Audio only. So, I can't tell about that.
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • pmashpmash Posts: 1Member New User
    I think it is because of Wave Maxx application. It tries to optimally play audio based on your head position. open Wave maxx application in your laptop and go through the application. you will get the idea of it.
  • DavoncciDavoncci Posts: 15Member Troubleshooter
    Yes, open Wavemaxx audio app and you can turn it off from the settings there.
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