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Messenger & crystal eye cam

I've bought an Acer Aspire 7730G with build-in Acer CrystalEye webcam. It works. But when i open the latest version of Windows Live Messenger , i can't configure my audio&video and when i try to put on my cam with a person it says that it doesn't work and that i need to check if it is in use by another program ......

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Hi,
You have to choose USB Video Device from the drop down list in the Video Settings.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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How to use web cam in my yahoo ?


Hello,

You can use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the Messenger menu:

For Messenger 10 and above:

1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
2. Click the Actions menu, select More Actions, and then Invite to View My Webcam.

For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
  2. Click the Actions menu and select Invite to View My Webcam.

You can also use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the chat window:

For Messenger 10 and above:

1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
2. In the Conversation window, click the Actions menu, select More Actions, and then View Webcam.

For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
  2. In the Conversation window, click the Actions menu and select View Webcam.

If you still have any issues regarding this, please revert back. If it helped you resolve your query, then please rate my solution.

Sep 02, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Messenger 10. Newly download. XP operating system. When I try to view any cams I always get the message that the cam is Not Connected?


This problem occurs especially because you opened another program that uses your webcam. You should close any other program that might be using your webcam because a simple webcam can only interact with one program. If it doesn't work, try reinstalling it / then messenger with another version.

If you are satisfied, please rate or/and leave a testimonial. Thanks!

May 09, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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When I open webcam i get window "Sorry, ne Webcam


Have you tried to reinstall the webcam driver. This should help

Mar 10, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Voice call and video call in yahoo messenjer not appear . i changed setting but not work


First, update your system:
>Install the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger.
>Microsoft has released updates for DirectX and Internet Explorer. Please download and install the following software updates: 1.DirectX Runtime 2.Internet Explorer 3.Microsoft Windows Update (Please make sure to open this link in Internet Explorer)
>Uninstall and reinstall your webcam software: 1.On your keyboard, hold down the Windows key and press the R key. This opens the "Run" command. 2.Type in appwiz.cpl and click OK. This will open Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features. 3.Select the webcam software and click Remove or Uninstall. 4.Unplug your webcam. 5.Restart your computer. 6.Visit the webcam manufacturer's website to download and install the latest driver software. Follow the instructions described by the webcam setup program, and plug in your webcam only when prompted.
>Run the Video and Voice Setup assistant to test your webcam.
Additional Notes: >Most webcam manufacturers maintain the latest webcam software drivers on the download or support areas of their website. >Plug in your webcam USB cord only when prompted.

Feb 27, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I have vidio calls for over a year at yahoo messenger.it was doing ok for past but not working for one month now. only the voice is working but not the vidio calls


Check your webcam driver
Open your Device Manager and expand the Imaging folder
Driver problems are usually highlighted by a warning triangle
Right click on the webcam text and make sure the webcam is enabled
You can update the driver from here as well - better to use the Internet option for the latest drivers.

In addition to the webcam set up you will need to check the support software  -
1) Internet Explorer - IE is coded with Yahoo Messenger and responsible for most functions - Signing in, games, etc. You do not need to make it your default browser but keep it up to date and clean.
2) Microsoft DirectX . This comes pre-loaded on most Windows computers but has to be updated - I am currently on version 11
To start the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click 'Start', click 'Run', type dxdiag in the Open box, and then click OK
Run through the tabs checking the 'notes' windows for information
The version will be shown on the 'Systems' tab

YAHOO MESSENGER WEBCAM SET UP
Plug in your webcam and visit this site - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.
Do not proceed if the camera fails to work here, but concentrate on your webcam software / drivers

http://www.testmycam.com/

Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to Yahoo Messenger 10.

COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER

You MUST use Internet Explorer to visit this page, with your webcam plugged in, to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control. Make sure your webcam broadcasts on this page before moving on
 
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger10/webcam/mstacamtest.html

CONFIGURE SOFTWARE
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.
Of all the chat programs, Yahoo is the most painful software to set up but if you follow these instructions you should be ok.
 
INTERNET CONNECTION
Webcam connected
Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK
 
TESTING
> Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start. You should be rewarded at this stage with your happy smiling face.
 
SET WEBCAM DEFAULT
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam Broadcast > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK
Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts

AUDIO
Open Video and Voice - run through your default equipment and make a test call - click OK

PERMISSION OPTIONS
> Messenger > Preferences > Webcam - make your default equipment selections and who you will allow to view you > Apply > OK

Sep 05, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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I cannot view other webcam in yahoo messenger, always not connected.


Webcam not Connected ( to your Messenger ) can usually be overcome by setting your Messenger Internet Connection

MESSENGER INTERNET CONNECTION

Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'No proxies' or 'Connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes, If not change them > Apply > OK

Jun 23, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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I cannot open mail from messenger. I ve reinstalled messenger several times and its same. What should I do?


try to download latest version of yahoo if you using a old version of yahoo some time this will not log you in

Regards
manish

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Acer aspire one webcam. HELP?


The Acer Crystal Eye Web Cam automatically integrates itself into whichever program you are using be it an aftermarket video control or Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo Messenger. The only way I know how to bring it up MANUALLY is to go to the Control Panel or your Start menu (in Accessories) and bring up the Scanner & Camera Wizard. When you bring that up, click "Next" and it will start the camera and you will see yourself. When using a program like Windows Live Messenger (version 8.5 is the BEST!) you will have to tell the program what source to use for the camera, Your only choice is the Crystal Eye Web Cam unless you have installed a different cam that sits atop your screen, in which case, tell the program to use that one. You might try downloading a program called YAWCAM from the web and installing that. Just do a Google search for it. Give that a try because the Acer web cam doesn't do video with the limited controls in Scanner & Camera Wizard.

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Acer webcam


You need to click on [Start] then click on [My Computer] and then [Acer Crystal Eye Webcam] will show up then click on the [Camera]. If this does not work then it could be that the cam driver needs reinstalling or maybe faulty. Take it back to your dealer!

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