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Not able to use as a Webcam

I am not able see any image if i try to use the GS-150 as a webcam on yahoo messenger. What settings am i missing

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To use the Camcorder as a Web camera, the
following conditions must be met.
≥Windows XP SP1 or later is needed.
≥To upgrade Windows XP to SP1 or later, click
[Start] >> [All Programs] >> [Windows Update].
(Requires Internet connection.)
≥To upgrade Windows 2000 Professional to SP4,
click [Start] >> [All Programs] >>
[Windows Update]. (Requires Internet
connection.)
≥You have direct dial-up connection capability to
the Internet (minimum requirement). Also, you
and the other person(s) are on the same
Network (LAN).
≥Install Windows Messenger (Windows XP). If
you have a version older than 5.0, download the
latest version (5.0 or later) from the Microsoft
Home Page.
http://www.microsoft.com/
(For download and installation instructions,
please refer to Help on the Home Page.)
≥If the installed version is not the latest, update it
by performing the Windows update.
≥If you are connected to the Internet through a
firewall or a router, proper communication will
not be possible.


Only compatible with Windows Messenger and MSN mesenger

Hope this helps--pls dnt 4get to rate

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