An annoying bug has surfaced in Flash Player 11.2 that breaks support for some webcams. It appears that cameras of the Microsoft Lifecam VX series are most affected.

A few days ago a customer contacted me about an issue he was experiencing on Scribblar whereby his webcam image would freeze immediately after starting the camera. He also noticed that this problem only occurred in the latest Flash Player versions 11.2.202.228 and 11.2.202.229.

The only known workaround currently is to use an older version of the Flash Player - the following forum post has some details: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4320673#4320673

The initial bug that was filed is now Adobe internal and no longer visible (for reason only known to Adobe...), but please add your vote to this duplicate bug anyway if you are affected.

I've heard reports that there may already be a fix in Player 11.3 beta - we will know more when the final release drops.