Re: my webcam remains black when i try to use yahoo...
Hi my name is Hussainy
first thing check if your camera is properly installed or not....
I am asuming that you are using winXP..... Right click on My Computer> Manage >select Device Manager on right side it will show all the devices on your system expand Imaging Devices on right side it should show your webcam name...if the drivers are not properly installed then there will be a red indication on your camera name....
If the camera is properly installed then you can connect it and swicth on the bulb in your room where you are using it.... The reason why it is black could be because of not sufficient light...
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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:
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."
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. please visit these site www.autodirectmarket.com , www.autoloanph.com to learn more
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.
If you see a black screen when broadcasting your webcam: There may not be enough light in the room. If so, illuminate the room appropriately. Your camera may not be functioning properly. Try your camera with the manufacturer's software. The correct camera may not be selected by Yahoo! Messenger. To change your camera source: 1. Click the "Messenger" menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Start My Webcam." 2. Click the "Messenger" menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Preferences." 3. Click the "Webcam" category. 4. Click the "Camera Source" button. 5. Click the pull-down menu and select the desired camera. 6. Click the "OK" button. If you see a black screen when viewing a friend's webcam: Check the status message at the bottom of your viewer window. If it says "Stopped," the person broadcasting has stopped broadcasting images. Ask the person to resume broadcasting and try viewing again. If the person is in fact broadcasting and you still see a black screen in your viewer, ask them to check their camera and take the webcam compatibility test.
Philips Webcam SPC110NC doesnt work with Yahoo Messenger as advertised. Packaging says it works with MSN/Yahoo/AIM, but when troubleshooting Yahoo IM using AMCAP.EXE (as per the Yahoo webcam help site), it shows color space/compression used by this product is MJPG and this is the only option. Yahoo IM only supports RGB 24, I420, or IYUV.