Question about NGS Technology ShowCam Webcam

1 Answer

Everytime i try to have a video call this message displays We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again. I need to fix this

Posted by on

  • 6 more comments 
  • camcool45 Dec 29, 2008

    I am using Windows Live messenger and every time I want to use my VX-3000 windows live webcam, it says this:

    We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.


    I would love to kn ow how my camera might be in use by another program when it's clearly not.


  • igor1982ster Dec 30, 2008

    same problem here, is there a hardware problem or software problem??

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009


    We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again

  • brasinglesa Feb 06, 2009


    We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.

  • clare-will Feb 17, 2009


    We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.



    then i try to run the set up of it in tools & that doesnt work. I have heard that the Mcaffee security is causing the issue, they have posted a fix on their website which doesnt work as you can save over the file it wants you to... oh joy!

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009


    We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009


    We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.


  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,061 Answers

USE SET-UP IN IM USUALLY IN CALL SET UP OR ACCOUNTS.RICHARDM69

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Front display is currently in demonstration mode How to turn off?


why i turn on my camera it says on the screen front display is currently in demonstration mode.

to exit: shutter button
and when i try to upload the pictures to my computer my computer doesn't read my camera.

Feb 08, 2010 | Samsung DualView TL220 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Hi. I was trying to use manycam with tinychat.com (promblem)


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.
Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ )
set it up as follows:
Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
Then click on the Video Settings.
The camera, if Installed Properly, it will come up and show a video picture.
Then, on the bottom of the page click save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and hear you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.HTML )
set it up as follows:
Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
Next "Calling and Devices" on the right, set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card or headphones/mike.
Next go to the Test Audio section below where you just setup the microphone & speaker and (written in blue) click on "Open the call setup assistant"
and the "Yahoo Call Setup Assistant" window will open to the left and follow the the instructions. Click on FINISH and the audio will be setup.
Next go to "Webcam" and click in the circle "Allways allow the following people to view my webcam.
Next Click on "Super Webcam" snd in the circle click "Start Super Webcam mode automatically".
Then click OK and it should work.

C. Windows Live Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en
After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on " "Show Menus." And then click on "Show the Menu Bar".
Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on " "Action."
Go to "TOOLS" and click "Audio and Video Setting" and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.
When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger:
http://dashboard.aim.com/aim
On the VIM sign-in window, click on Edit.
Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
Next click on Enhanced IM.
Then click on Audio Video.
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 information 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

Sep 24, 2009 | Logitech Webcam

1 Answer

My webcam wont work on msn!?


See section C. Windows Live 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.

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.
Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ )
set it up as follows:
Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
Then click on the Video Settings.
The camera, if Installed Properly, it will come up and show a video picture.
Then, on the bottom of the page click save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and hear you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.HTML )
set it up as follows:
Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
Next "Calling and Devices" on the right, set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card or headphones/mike.
Next go to the Test Audio section below where you just setup the microphone & speaker and (written in blue) click on "Open the call
setup assistant" and the "Yahoo Call Setup Assistant" window will open to the left and follow the the instructions. Click on FINISH and
the audio will be setup.
Next go to "Webcam" and click in the circle "Allways allow the following people to view my webcam.
Next Click on "Super Webcam" snd in the circle click "Start Super Webcam mode automatically".
Then click OK and it should work.

C. Windows Live Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en
After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on " "Show Menus." And then click on "Show the Menu Bar".
Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on " "Action."
Go to "TOOLS" and click "Audio and Video Setting" and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.
When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger:
http://dashboard.aim.com/aim
On the VIM sign-in window, click on Edit.
Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
Next click on Enhanced IM.
Then click on Audio Video.
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 information 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

Sep 23, 2009 | Xirlink Promax Webcam

1 Answer

Msn Messenger Video chat - Various Error Messages


First re-install your Camera Device Drivers.....then connect it and open Msn look in the Options menu if you have it connected right after that it should work

Jul 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

1 Answer

Ok everytime I try to start a webcam conversation on msn, it refuses to run, the message that it gives is as follows. We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in...


You need to reinstall the driver again. 1. Disconnect camera from USB port 2. Remove driver by: right click on 'My Computer', 'manage', 'device manager', right click on the VX-1000, 'uninstall'.... 3. Reboot/restart 4. Ignore popup 'do you want to blah blah..' 5. Install driver from driver disk or file 6. reboot/restart 7. Connect camera 8. Test using MSN audio/video tuning wizard Guaranteed fix!

Jun 06, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam

1 Answer

Please check that your camera is not currently in use......


Normal 0 Also send this to your family and friends so they have their 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.
Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.
To install Windows Live Messenger, double click on this site to download then install. (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html )

Windows Live Messenger:
v
  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

Mar 24, 2009 | Creative Labs Live! Cam Voice Webcam

1 Answer

Hi...ive got a Lifecam VX-3000 that i installed and did use with MSN messenger, it've been workin for about a year now with no problem , bt since a couple days ago it stopped working for no reason, and...


with this version its cos its not a win32 app, im having the same problem and only just found a site to update it with new software. microsoft dl page was not working properly for me. try software for lifecam _1_4 should help you

Feb 27, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

1 Answer

Lifecam vx-1000


Try updating the webcam drivers.

If you are using XP they're HERE.


If you're using Vista they're HERE.

Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate.

Thanks!

Jan 30, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam

1 Answer

We could


start the application before you start the cam, the cam will start because of the app

Jan 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook

3 Answers

Cannot download video to windows vista


A USB cable will not transfer video from this camera. you have to have the video cable, which plugs in at the bottom of the front of the camera, next to the S-video. Hope this helps.

Mar 11, 2008 | Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
NGS Technology ShowCam Webcam Logo

Related Topics:

1,465 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top NGS Technology Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2644 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4334 Answers

Barbat Nae
Barbat Nae

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a NGS Technology Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...