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Black webcam window

My webcam window is black i've done every thing i could and my webcam window is still black

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  • tonyleemm Apr 26, 2009

    my webcam shows a black pic when using it on yahoo

  • tonyleemm May 11, 2010

    how do i take these steps..please

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You should make your webcam driver active under the ‘Microsoft WDM Image Capture (Win 32)’ driver using the 'Options > Video Source' hot button above the preview window.

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I only see black when im broadcasting my webcam


The same answer........Open your yahoo messenger, then click on messenger tab===> My Webcam ===> (Web cam windows will open) ===> File menu===> References (Preferences will open) at the left side there is list withthe title Category. In this list select Webcam Broadcast. Go to camera settings===> Capture Source; select your Video Device in drop down list. Apply===>Ok.............. And enjoy

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How to use web cam in my yahoo ?


Hello,

You can use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the Messenger menu:

For Messenger 10 and above:

1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
2. Click the Actions menu, select More Actions, and then Invite to View My Webcam.

For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
  2. Click the Actions menu and select Invite to View My Webcam.

You can also use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the chat window:

For Messenger 10 and above:

1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
2. In the Conversation window, click the Actions menu, select More Actions, and then View Webcam.

For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
  2. In the Conversation window, click the Actions menu and select View Webcam.

If you still have any issues regarding this, please revert back. If it helped you resolve your query, then please rate my solution.

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My Windows Live Messenger screen is black. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it, but the same thing is happening.


Well my computer was doing the same thing, I could hardly even sign in (using tab i could but couldn't see what I was writing, then when I logged in I ended up seeing all black all over the place in the menus

I'm not sure why it did that, but I uninstalled it and installed an older version of windows live messenger 2011 from here:

It was windows live messenger 2011 15 (offline)

http://www.oldapps.com/msn_messenger.php

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I cant view my friend's webcam


When you are logged in ,your friend will 1st send you the request to view this video through his webcam.you just need to accept and rest will be automatically done.If its not done automatically,then i would like to know which version of messenger and windows operating system you are using,then only would be able to come to any conclusion of the problem.

Dec 17, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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How to chat using webcam


Hi, 1)log in using your account name and password. You'll need to create an account if you haven't done so already2)Click the 'Messenger' followed by the 'Start My Webcam' option. This will load your webcam, and is among the ways you can get your webcam to begin broadcasting.
3)
Click on the camera icon that appears in a chat window while you are talking to a friend.
4)
Click on a contact from your Contact List, then click 'Invite to View My Webcam.' This opens a new IM window with your webcam active
5)
Click the 'View Webcam' link while talking to others in IM. This will allow you to see their webcams.
6)
Use the 'Super Webcam' mode when you want to send and receive high-quality images and feeds. Broadband makes it possible to see one another in very high resolution, although even with high-end broadband your computer may slow down a bit because of the amount of memory and processing power this requires. 7)Click 'Webcam' followed by the 'Who's Watching Me' button to see which of your friends is receiving your webcam's feed.

Nov 27, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Can't get webcam to work on messenger, it used to work, I must be doing something wrong do h I have to download a program


Reinstall you webcam drivers doing the following:

Unplug your webcam from your computer.
  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. Insert your webcam's manufacturer installation CD into the CD-ROM drive and follow the installation prompts.
Note: If the setup program doesn't start automatically within a few seconds, you need to manually start the installation process.
To manually start the installation process:
  1. Click Start from the taskbar in the lower-left corner of your computer screen.
  2. Open the Run window and type d:\setup in the text area.
    Note: The "d" indicates the path to your CD-ROM drive. If your CD-ROM drive is located in a different path, you need to replace the "d" with the correct path.
  3. If you've downloaded the most recent software driver from the webcam manufacturer's website, run that installation program now.
    Note: Most webcam manufacturers maintain the latest webcam software drivers on the download or support areas of their website. Just download it and save it to your computer.
  4. Follow the instructions provided by the webcam setup program.
    Note: Plug in your webcam USB cord only when prompted. (This is usually done after rebooting your computer.)

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The problem i'm having is that that web cam wont opperate on messenger, it works fine normaly, it used to work fine, but it just wont acknowledge me anymore


Hello Friend, At the starting to set-up a webcam first, make sure your webcam driver is installed. Then plug-in your webcam and sign in to Yahoo! Messenger. If your webcam is not showing or shows a black screen instead, you need to check the "Camera Source" settings in Yahoo! Messenger. You have to follow the steps describing below:
  1. You have to click on the "Messenger" menu then in Messenger select the "My Webcam" menu.
  2. click on the "File" menu in the "My Webcam" window and then click on the "Preferences" menu.
  3. Just click on the "Camera Source" button.
  4. Select your webcam device from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the "OK" button to close Preferences window of Yahoo! Messenger.

After following all the steps if you still face the problem you have to check the connection settings. You can do that with following the steps below:
  • click on the "Messenger" menu in the main Yahoo! Messenger Window.
  • select the "Preferences" menu.
  • select "Connection" under "Category".
  • You have to ensure one of the following is selected for connectivity "No Proxies", "No network detection".
  • Just click on the "Apply" button then click "OK".
For MORE Instruction Check Follow Link..
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  • Webcam Requirements for Yahoo Messenger Click here
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My Yahoo Messenger display picture won't change from the black box.?'ve tried uninstalling and re-installing yahoo old & new all version but Nothing works.whenever i want to change my display image,...


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