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Hi,
The latest Windows Movie Maker that came with the Live Messenger update is a beta version, and is a bit buggy just now, but will improve with updates. Make sure you have checked the Video capture settings in m.maker and chosen the acer instead of the default camera. And also that you have the Acer Crystal Eyeball usb driver installed properly.
If you still have problems, a good alternative program is videocaster.
You could check that one out.. Just click on 'Capture Video' when it opens.. You can edit, add music. stream to the web etc

Hope this helps

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Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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