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Yahoo freezes when my webcam is applied

Everytime i click on my web cam when using yahoo messenger, yahoo freezes up, to where i have to reboot in order to close yahoo

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Ok my friend it depends on what version of yahoo you are using

so try updating yahoo and then try updating internet explorer if still having the same issue then the last thing to do is to reinstall the webcam drivers.

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Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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Why does my webcam show a black screen?


Which version r u using? 8 or 9 beta?

1.for 9 beta:
*Can you see your cam clearly? I mean no black screen.
If your web-cam is having black screen, then you have to set it.
On main messenger screen:
click messenger
click connection
tick "connect directly to the internet"
click apply and ok.
Then open your cam and check if it working or not.
*Visit:

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

2*Follow the steps below to change your camera source.
Click "Messenger"
Click "My Webcam.
Click "Messenger" again.
Select "Preferences."
Click "Webcam."
Click "Camera Source."
Click the pull-down menu and select the camera you want to use.
Click "OK."

*Best is to visit following link:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

*Messenger 8 :

First, please check your connectivity settings within Yahoo! Messenger to make sure you're not connecting through a proxy server. Here's how:

Select " Yahoo! Messenger."
Select "Preferences."
Select "Connection."
Select "No Proxies."
Click "OK."
Close Yahoo! Messenger completely and start the program again. This should eliminate the error message.



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How can i stop person viewing my yahoo cam without permission? or is dere any settings in yahoo only so dat i can stop viewing of my cam without my permission strictly


Yes there is way to control who will view your cam. Follow this steps.
1. Go to Messenger
2. Click on Preferences
3. Select Webcam, Then select "Always ask for my permission"

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I could not use my webcam in yahoo,but if i use videocall in skype i can use it.what i need to do?can u help guys?thank you


open the yahoo messenger then click the tab messenger then preferences-web cam here you can set you web cam to work on camera settings and camera source then apply and ok .

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My yahoo and webcam won't work together i keep getting an error message on yahoo, what do i do???


Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to Yahoo Messenger.
COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER
Use Internet Explorer to visit this page to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger10/webcam/mstacamtest.html

CONFIGURE SOFTWARE
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.
Of all the chat programs, Yahoo is the most painful software to set up but if you follow these instructions you should be ok.

INTERNET CONNECTION
Webcam connected
Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK

TESTING
> Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start. You should be rewarded at this stage with your happy smiling face.

SET WEBCAM DEFAULT
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK
Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts

PERMISSION OPTIONS
> Messenger > Preferences > Webcam - make your selections ( who you will allow to view you) > Apply > OK
IN USE
When you are both on line and wish to show your webcam > Actions > 'Invite to view my webcam'. This will launch an invitation on your contacts screen when they 'Accept' your webcam broadcast will start- There can be considerable time lag ( 1 minute) before they see you, so don't be too impatient ( You can check the status on the bottom left of your webcam panel. You can 'drag and drop' the frame to a convenient location by grabbing the top border.

Your contacts needs to configure their connection the same as above or they may get a "webcam not connected" message

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Everytime i use my web cam in Yahoo messenger it


i think you must install the web cam drivers again. it will solve your problem.

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A Plug and Play Webcam wont work on Yahoo Messenger


in your YM.. open the Messenger tool bar.. then.. My Web cam.. then.. .Preferences.. then Camera source... and select the installed webcam.. and see how it works..

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Cant view web cam in yahoo messenger


the drivers comes with the webcam you have, or download from internet, i need to know what webcam you have.

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How do i use / find it the webcam after i down load it


Did you download yahoo or web cam drivers twice?Unplug your cam.go to cam website and download new drivers after uninstalling the old ones.reboot your computer.load/install new drivers .plug in cam.open yahoo im in the tool bar select actions ..click on calling devices set-up.yahoo will detect cam.RICHARDM69

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Webcam keeps freezing


i suggest to uninstall the yahoo messenger and uninstall the web cam driver and then follow this 1. after you uninstall the yahoo messenger and web cam driver. Reinstall first the webcam driver and then the yahoo messenger. this should fix the problem.

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Yahoo instant messenger shuts down everytime I try to use web cam


The camera may not be compatible with Yahoo, Try a different service to use the cam on? if that to crashes then its something with the drivers.

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