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Its driving me crazy!!!!!

Ok, im using CreativeLabs Live Cam Notebook Pro on a home pc, running XP. i good little cam, but when using it in both msn and yahoo instant messengers, it frequently goes blindingly bright!!! more if i go too close to the cam, or suddenly move, but it also happens when sitting still. i cannot for the life of me find a setting...its not set to auto now,,,ive reset twice,,,,reinstalled the cam...please,,,please help me before i have no hair left!!!

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Re: its driving me crazy!!!!!

Is there something to focus the light on the eye seems more of a hardware problem then software one...but you should have some control over the cam functions in your xp-control panel..go there and have a look.!

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You can download the latest driver from their site here:
Just select your model there and there will be a download link on the product page. If your model is not listed there, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on "If your product is not listed above, please click here."

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I got msn and im trying to web cam with a person and it will not work

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.

Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to WLM (MSN)

Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the MSN software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
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.

Open MSN
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This problem is not fixed through the settings of your Creative device but by selecting the right webcamin your messaging software.

When you install your Creative Camera it installs the physical Camera as well as a virtual Camera. So there are actually 2 (or more Camera's installed). The Avatar plays through the virtual Camera.

Whatever programme you are using (MSN or SKYPE etc) you need to select the correct video Camera.

So, for example in MSN messenger, select Tools, Audio Video Setup and select your camera from the list (make sure the Virtual camera is not selected).

To be even clearer as an example: If you are using a LiveCam Notebook Ultra 3 camera, you will see the following listed as cameras when you go to select a webcam to use within your messaging software :
Live! Cam Ultra Notebook #3 -- this is your normal camera
Live! Cam Virtual -- this us the Avatar etc camera,
Live! Cam Ultra Notebook Ultra (VFW) -- this is your widescreen camera

Just select the right one!


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I'm having the same god damn problem!
if you have a solution, please tell me, coz it's driving me crazy

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There is still plenty of hardware issues with Vista, so go to the cam or Windows web site for related issues and see if there is a patch. Make sure the cam is also set up correctly and use windows live if your'e still using MSN. You can also try installing Windows XP drivers as they are sometimes accepted and work.

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