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Can't get to work with aol instant messaging

I'm trying to video chat with my grandaughter with aol im and aol doesn't seem to recognize that i have a webcam attached to my computer. does anybody know how to solve this problem. aol help says i need to consult the webcam's user guide but my unit is a hand-me-down from my daughter and she has no idea where that would be.

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    well AOL actually has a help subject directed to this same situation regarding Sony VAIO and HP laptops specifically and was posted about 2 months ago with no further info available and it simply says ... we do not know what the issue or bug is but are working on it ...

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Normal 0 AIM (AOL) Messenger

  1. On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
  2. Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
  3. Next click on Enhanced IM.
  4. Then click on Audio Video.
  5. The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and video camera installed in you computer.
The Audi Video drop downs are
Microphone Speaker
Camera The audio and camera should function now.

Additional info to use with VIM settings.
Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings: In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window. If you are currently participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display: You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM conversation before running setup. Would you like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button.
2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.

Notes:
  • The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  • images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends. Hope this helps. Bud

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    Normal 0 See section D. AIM AOL Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
    Also send this to your family and friends so they have there computer setup properly.
    Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

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    D. AIM (AOL) Messenger

    1. On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
    2. Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
    3. Next click on Enhanced IM.
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    Additional info to use with VIM settings.
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    2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.

    Notes:
    • The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
    • images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
    After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends. Hope this helps. Bud


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    Normal 0 See section D. AIM AOL Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
    Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.
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    2. Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
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