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While using a Webcam on Yahoo instant messenger, whenever I try to connect to "see" someone who has a webcam, I get a message "A Network error occurred while connecting to the server" Is this a Yahoo problem or my DSL problem

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If you can use the webcam on another application, let's say for example aol/msn/skype, then it'll have to be Yahoo.


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Oct 04, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to Install a Webcam


Purchase a camera. Webcams can range from a basic model for around $30 to ones that contain a motion sensor for around $350 or so. Most mid-priced models come with a microphone install. Decide on what this camera will be used for and choose accordingly.

Read the installation instructions completely before attempting to install the camera. Although this may seem tedious and unnecessary, it can save time and headaches in the long run.

  • 3 Back up the computer's hard drive just to be safe. This will allow for a speedy recovery should the installation mess up the computer.
  • 4 Install the webcam software. Before deciding to install the disc that came with the camera, check the Internet for an updated version of the software and download that if available.
  • 5 Plug in the webcam. The software should give a prompt at the appropriate time. they are usually installed with a USB cable. If installed correctly, the computer will acknowledge so by popping up a message saying it can see the new device.


  • Back up the computer's hard drive just to be safe. This will allow for a speedy recovery should the installation mess up the computer.

    Install the webcam software. Before deciding to install the disc that came with the camera, check the Internet for an updated version of the software and download that if available.

    Plug in the webcam. The software should give a prompt at the appropriate time. cameras are usually installed with a USB cable. If installed correctly, the computer will acknowledge so by popping up a message saying it can see the new device.

    Download an instant message program if using the web camera for chatting. Some free IM download programs include Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and Apple iChat.




    on Aug 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    I cannot find the "video and voice set up" in yahoo messenger that's why i cannot use my cyberlinkyoucam as my webcam


    Yahoo! Messenger offers voice services, such as PC-to-PC, PC-to-cell or PC-to-landline calling. You can also participate in chat rooms and use the voice chat feature instead of typing. However, slow connection speeds or improper settings can interfere with voice activation in Yahoo! Messenger.


    Instructions
    1. Step 1 Reduce echoes by using a headset instead of speakers and a microphone. Place the microphone farther away from the speakers, if possible. Adjust the volume of the speakers and the microphone.
    2. Step 2 Verify your Internet connection speed if your friend's voice sounds choppy. The computer modem speed must be 56K or higher in order to send voices or sounds.
    3. Step 3 Go to "Actions" and "Call Setup" in Yahoo! Messenger if you can't hear, or your friend can't hear you. Test the sound by following the instructions that proceed call setup.
    4. Step 4 Click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner of your computer screen if you want to test the sound manually. Uncheck "Mute," if necessary, and make sure sound levels are above 50 percent.
    5. Step 5 Pick "Preferences" in Yahoo! Messenger if you have trouble with connecting to the voice server. Choose "Connection," then select "No Proxies." Log in to Messenger again to check the voice server.
    jQuery('.article ol .image').each(function(i,e){ var $this = jQuery(this); $this.find('img').error(function(){ jQuery(this).remove(); $this.remove(); }); }); For Webcam Setting
    Having a webcam, or web camera, is a great way to share video images of yourself or whatever you want to show to family, friends or whomever you want. Being able to share your webcam on Yahoo Messenger can make it even easier for you to do. Learning how to change your webcam settings from your account informatioInstructions
    1. Step 1 Open Yahoo! Messenger and then click "Messenger," "Preferences" and then select "Webcam." Choose the option "When I show my webcam, change my status message to," and then enter whatever you want your status message to be in the text field. Then click "OK" to finish changing your status settings.
    2. Step 2 Choose "Webcam" from your Yahoo! Messenger "Preferences" menu and then click one of the following options, "Always ask my Permission," "Allow everyone to view my webcam," or "Always allow the following people to view my webcam." If you choose the latter you can select, from your friend's list, the people who you always want to allow to view your webcam. From there you can also select "Ignore other view requests," if you don't want to allow anyone else to view your webcam. You also have the option to either choose or not choose to select "If I am in a chat room, allow people in the chat room to view my webcam," by clicking the box. If you want to remove anyone who is viewing your webcam, you can select, "Who's watching me?" to remove their name from your viewers list.
    3. Step 3 Click "Webcam" from the "My Webcam" options in your Yahoo! Messenger "Preferences" menu, and choose "Statistics. From there you can figure out how much bandwidth you are using, as your connection mode, frame rate, image size and image capture type.
    4. Step 4 Select "Messenger," "Preferences," and "Webcam" from Yahoo! Messenger, and then click "Camera Settings." Move the slider under "Broadcast my webcam with," to select the between faster-speed transmissions or higher quality images. You can also change image size from this option as well as brightness and contrast. Click "OK" to finish.
    n to creating contact groups is easy to do so that soon you can enjoy using your webcam on Yahoo! Messenger.



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    must be login using any of your account on YM or try upgrade your yahoo messenger or download it again from the main site.



    Jun 29, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Can't use the built in cam for Yahoo Messenger.


    Some webcams have this problem in combination with Yahoo.
    I was able to fix this by using a program called SplitCam. I allows for webcam sharing, but it also is compatible with most webcams. You can install it and then use that as the video source in Yahoo.
    I found a nice description about using SplitCam for this.

    Hope it works for you.

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    My webcam is not found but it can function


    If your webcam is integrated on the monitor, try to unplug replug the USB connection, if that does not fix it try to turn on and turn off the monitor. One thing I have experienced is that application that comes with the webcam conflicts with Instant Messenging, removing the application like Dell Webcam Manager and just keeping the driver installed should fix the problem. Also check for the settings of your Instant Messenging application. Hope this helps.

    Jan 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    How do i acttivate my ACER 7730 WEBCAM and use it to talk to people. I can switch it on and take a photo of myself, but that's it.


    Activate your Windows messenger program or download Yahoo, Aim, or any of the instant messenger programs. Simply activate the video. Of course you must connect to someone else to vie/chat with your friends.

    Jan 16, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    I can swicth my web cam on mt laptop


    Hi..
    You can try to first install yahoo messenger or skype or google talk.
    You can use your webcam online through various Instant messengers
    You can use Video chat feature of Skype , or Yahoo messenger or GoogleTalk etc
    IF STILL YOUR WEBCAM DOES NOT WORK THEN YOU NEED TO CALL THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT DEPARTMENT OF THE LAPTOP MANUFACTURER


    Goodluck :-)
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    Dec 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    Hi, my name is jullie and i have an acer extensa5620 the webcam on it doesn't work in yahoo messenger for some reason, but it does work in msn. I though it was a matter of me not installing yahoo properly,...


    you have to go into the "macromedia flash" settings and "allow" the webam to be used by yahoo messenger, whilst in yahoo messenger itself.
    If that doesn't work have a look at the webcams actual software

    hope this helps

    regards

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    I need to learn how to use my webcam


    you should have instant messaging software like yahoo messenger,aol messenger,msn mseesnger to use it..

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