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  • leiaguurl Dec 29, 2008

    can't connect to video device either

  • reignofcake Dec 31, 2008

    My computer does not recognize that I have a webcam or as it says "video device" connected, and it also does not run the driver CD that came with the webcam...I don't know if it's my computer or not, but it's been driving me insane.

  • gymnistchick Jan 02, 2009

    mine doesnt work either and i really want to get it to work. my mic works but not the camera.

  • dapimpsh1t Jan 20, 2009

    I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, and did all that fun stuff, the mic works, but the video impression 2 software, says cannot connect to video device

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    So where do I find the solution on this site?

  • JonieSwift Jan 24, 2009

    i downloaded everything that the directions told me to for the gigaware.. it downloaded fine onto my desktop computer, but it refuses to, on my laptop (the one i use the most). When I plug in my webcam into the USB port it starts to go through the scan/download thing... when it's about to finish it says there's an error finding the cam and the info (or something) was bad.. I need help with this ASAP... or i'm contacting someone about this. I've been trying and failing over and over again. It's VERY frustrating. I'm begging for help. thank you

  • shobi9211 Jan 24, 2009

    i can not play my cam it always says cant show yu the vedeo n **** my gfs wants to see me dude help me out!!

  • chronicsmoke Jan 25, 2009

    when i plug in the webcam it run to install screen and it does work try to start video feed and its a blank screen

  • dapimpsh1t May 11, 2010

    From simple trail and error, I've found that running World of Warcraft between sessions of using the camera will cause it to not be able to detect the video settings. It wasn't a matter of the software not being compatable in my case, as the software that came WITH the webcam (Video Impressions 2) wouldn't connect, however, restarting the computer did help. 

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Normal 0 Try disconnecting the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the CD or Downloaded software program. When the program asks you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Then to use it on the Web do this.
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:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.
B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:
  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.
C. Windows Live Messenger:
  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

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Kindly try to reconfigure your webcam to SKYPE application. To set up your webcam for Skype, please follow these steps:

1. Download and install the most recent drivers for your video device (you can get these from the webcam device’s manufacturer’s site). In many cases this is not necessary if it is a USB device. Note if you have driver on your webcam you can reinstall or install it. Make sure that the driver can support the current Operating system you installed in your system.

2. Select your video device in Skype by clicking the following from the Main Skype Control window:
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3. If your webcam is functioning you will see yourself displayed. If you are not seeing yourself be sure you have Enable Skype Video checked/Audio Cheked. If you are still having difficulty click Webcam Settings.
Please note: FireWire devices are not supported at this time.


4. Make sure the option Enable Skype Video/Audio is checked. Also you can set video privacy settings to the desired options in the same window.

5.The recommended System Requirements for Skype video calls are a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM, a video card with at least 16MB of memory (also the latest version of DirectX installed) and a 512/256kbit (down/up) connection. Video and call quality may vary greatly in environments with conditions below those recommendations.

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My logitech webcam chat has no sond!!!!!!!!!! before when i recorded videos i had sound played when i recorded, and my mic works i tried it on another program and it works.


The information in this article applies to the following 3rd party software
MSN Messenger 6.x
MSN Messenger 7.x
Window Live Messenger 8.5


The information in this article applies the following platforms
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Note: The information in this article is not product specific. For details regarding camera driver and operating system support please see article 3428
Step 1: Getting Started
Before we begin setting up the sound in MSN or Windows Live Messenger, ensure the following is complete:
  • Connect your camera and verify that it is working properly
  • If using headphones, verify that your device is connected and functioning
  • If using speakers, verify that they are functioning properly
  • If using a headset, verify that both the headphone and microphone are connected and working properly.


Step 2: Executing the audio and video setup procedure within the messenger application
This procedure will allow you to assign an audio input and audio output device, as well as assigning the video device of your choice to work with the messenger application. The following example uses Windows Live Messenger 8.5 however, the same procedure can be used for earlier versions of MSN Messenger 6.x and above. MSN Messenger users please skip directly to step 4 below.
Note to Windows Live Messenger users: There are multiple ways to execute the following steps depending on being signed in vs signed out of the messenger application, and which version of Windows Live Messenger is being used. To avoid confusion, please execute the following steps while signed out. We also recommend updating to the latest version of Windows Live Messenger.
1. Sign out of your account.
2. Launch the messenger application (make sure you are not signed in to your account).
3. Locate and click the "Help" drop down button towards the top right corner and select "Show the menu bar"
16480.gif 4. Now click the "Tools" option in the menu bar and select the “Audio and Video Setup” option.

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5. Click “Next to begin the setup process.
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6. In the “Speaker Setup” window, select the output device you would like to use with the messenger application. This step is specific to speakers or headphones. If your speakers or headphones are USB devices and connected to your computer, select the device by using the drop down menu provided. If your speakers or headphones are connected to your soundcard, the device listed will be the make or model of your soundcard device.
You can also set the desired volume level and click “Play Sound” for an audio sample. Click "Next" once you are comfortable with the your selected options.
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7. In the “Microphone Setup” window, select your desired input device from the drop down menu provided.
3172_msnad04.jpg This selection will be specific to a microphone connected to your computer. If your Logitech video camera has a built-in microphone, this option will be presented as “Logitech Mic” with your camera model name in parentheses as shown above.
If you have an external USB microphone or headset device connected to your computer that hosts a microphone, select the devices name or model number in the drop down menu. If your external microphone or headset is connected to your soundcard, the device listed will be the make or model of your soundcard device. Once your device is selected, adjust the microphone volume level to your preference and click next.
Note: The microphone volume level may need to be tested in order to find a comfortable volume level. As a starting point, try setting the level midway and adjust when necessary by re-executing this procedure.

8. In the “Webcam Setup” window, select the video device you would like to use with messenger application. Once selected, you should see a display sample in the window provided. You can also click the “Options” button to make camera specific adjustments. Once completed, click the “Finish” button to apply your changes.
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Once you have completed this process, the messenger application should now be configured to the correct audio input (microphone), audio output (speakers or headphones), and video device (webcam) to use when engaging in an audio and or video conversation.


his article covers how to configure a Logitech camera's audio and video settings to work with Skype 3.6 or above. trnsp.gif Answer This article applies to the following cameras:
All Logitech USB Webcams
This article applies to the following platforms:
Windows Vista
Windows XP
This article applies to the following 3rd party application:
Skype™ 3.6 or above

To set up Skype for video please be sure that your Logitech webcam is connected and working. This can be verifed by launching your QuickCam software and checking for a video stream withinin the QuickCapture video window. Once the webcam functionality is verified, please close the QuickCam application and follow the steps below.
  1. Launch Skype™ and click on "Tools" as shown in the figure below
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    Fig 1

  2. When you click on "Tools" you will see a drop down list
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    Fig 2

  3. Click on "Options" at the bottom of the drop-down list
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    Fig 3

  4. A new screen appears. Click on the left side of the pane under "Video Settings"
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    Fig 4

  5. Under the "Select webcam" drop down, please choose your Logitech camera, then click the "Save" button.
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    Fig 5

  6. Click on "Tools" as shown in Fig 6 to get your Logitech Audio setup.
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    Fig 6

  7. When you click on "Tools" you will see a drop down list
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    Fig 7

  8. At the very bottom of the drop down list, please click on "Options"
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    Fig 8

  9. When you click on "Options" you will see a new screen
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    Fig 9

  10. On this new screen click on the left side of the pane under "Audio Settings"
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    Fig 10

  11. You will now have the option to select your Logitech camera's Microphone as your main Audio source. Under the "Microphone" drop down, select the Logitech Microphone, and click "Save"
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    Fig 11

  12. You should now be ready to use your Logitech webcam and microphone in a Skype video call.

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You will be required to run an audio setup wizard through the messenger application in order for MSN or Windows Live Messenger to recognize sound using a microphone and produce sound through speakers, headphones, or headsets.
The information in this article will describe the correct procedure to setup audio and video within the MSN or Windows Live Messenger application to achieve proper audio functionality.
trnsp.gif Answer The information in this article applies to the following 3rd party software
MSN Messenger 6.x
MSN Messenger 7.x
Window Live Messenger 8.5


The information in this article applies the following platforms
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Note: The information in this article is not product specific. For details regarding camera driver and operating system support please see article 3428

Step 1: Getting Started
Before we begin setting up the sound in MSN or Windows Live Messenger, ensure the following is complete:
  • Connect your camera and verify that it is working properly
  • If using headphones, verify that your device is connected and functioning
  • If using speakers, verify that they are functioning properly
  • If using a headset, verify that both the headphone and microphone are connected and working properly.


Step 2: Executing the audio and video setup procedure within the messenger application
This procedure will allow you to assign an audio input and audio output device, as well as assigning the video device of your choice to work with the messenger application. The following example uses Windows Live Messenger 8.5 however, the same procedure can be used for earlier versions of MSN Messenger 6.x and above. MSN Messenger users please skip directly to step 4 below.
Note to Windows Live Messenger users: There are multiple ways to execute the following steps depending on being signed in vs signed out of the messenger application, and which version of Windows Live Messenger is being used. To avoid confusion, please execute the following steps while signed out. We also recommend updating to the latest version of Windows Live Messenger.
1. Sign out of your account.
2. Launch the messenger application (make sure you are not signed in to your account).
3. Locate and click the "Help" drop down button towards the top right corner and select "Show the menu bar"
16480.gif 4. Now click the "Tools" option in the menu bar and select the “Audio and Video Setup” option.

16481.gif
5. Click “Next to begin the setup process.
3172_msnad02.jpg

6. In the “Speaker Setup” window, select the output device you would like to use with the messenger application. This step is specific to speakers or headphones. If your speakers or headphones are USB devices and connected to your computer, select the device by using the drop down menu provided. If your speakers or headphones are connected to your soundcard, the device listed will be the make or model of your soundcard device.
You can also set the desired volume level and click “Play Sound” for an audio sample. Click "Next" once you are comfortable with the your selected options.
3172_msnad03.jpg


7. In the “Microphone Setup” window, select your desired input device from the drop down menu provided.
3172_msnad04.jpg This selection will be specific to a microphone connected to your computer. If your Logitech video camera has a built-in microphone, this option will be presented as “Logitech Mic” with your camera model name in parentheses as shown above.
If you have an external USB microphone or headset device connected to your computer that hosts a microphone, select the devices name or model number in the drop down menu. If your external microphone or headset is connected to your soundcard, the device listed will be the make or model of your soundcard device. Once your device is selected, adjust the microphone volume level to your preference and click next.
Note: The microphone volume level may need to be tested in order to find a comfortable volume level. As a starting point, try setting the level midway and adjust when necessary by re-executing this procedure.

8. In the “Webcam Setup” window, select the video device you would like to use with messenger application. Once selected, you should see a display sample in the window provided. You can also click the “Options” button to make camera specific adjustments. Once completed, click the “Finish” button to apply your changes.
3172_msnad05.jpg

Once you have completed this process, the messenger application should now be configured to the correct audio input (microphone), audio output (speakers or headphones), and video device (webcam) to use when engaging in an audio and or video conversation.

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First, be sure to have the latest software from logitech's website, and the latest MSN.

Then perform the following:

Execute the audio and video setup procedure within MSN Messenger 7.5. This procedure will allow you to assign an audio input and audio output device, as well as assign the video device of your choice to work with MSN Messenger.
1. Launch MSN Messenger and select the “Audio and Vide Setup” option from the “Tools” menu.
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Figure 1

2. Click “Next to begin the setup process
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Figure 2


3. In the “Speaker Setup” window, select the output device you would like to use with MSN Messenger. This step is specific to speakers or headphones. If your speakers or headphone device is connected to your computer, select the device by using the drop down menu provided. You can also set the desired volume level and click “Play Sound” for an audio sample. Once you are comfortable with the your selected options, Click “Next”
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Figure 3

4. In the “Microphone Setup” window, select your desired input device from the drop down menu provided. This selection will be specific to a microphone connected to your computer. If your Logitech video camera has a built-in microphone, this option will be presented as “Logitech Mic” with your camera model name in parentheses as shown below. If you have an external headset device connected to your computer which hosts a microphone, select the devices name or model number in the drop down menu. Once your device is selected, adjust the microphone volume level to your preference and click next.
Note: the microphone volume level may need to be tested in order to find a comfortable listening level for you contacts. As a starting point, try setting the level midway and adjust when necessary by re-executing this procedure.
3172_msnad04.jpg
Figure 4

5. In the “Webcam Setup” window, select the video device you would like to use with MSN Messenger. Once selected you should see a display sample in the window provided. You can also click the “Options” button to make camera specific adjustments. Once completed, click the “Finish” button to apply your changes.
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Figure 5
6. Once you have completed this process, MSN Messenger should now know the audio input (microphone) audio output (speakers or headphones) and video device (webcam) to use when engaging in an audio and or video conversation.

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