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If you know which process is trying to use the web cam, kill the process in Windows Task Manager. There is a program called "Unlocker" that will assist with this as well. I would also try uninstalling it Device Manager then reboot your computer to re-detect and reinstall it. If that doesn't work, try updating the device's drivers.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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Head to the Yahoo home page, turn on Yahoo Messenger using the 'Messenger' link and log in using your account name and password. You'll need to create an account if you haven't done so already (see Resources below).
Click the 'Messenger' followed by the 'Start My Webcam' option. This will load your webcam, and is among the ways you can get your webcam to begin broadcasting.
Click on the camera icon that appears in a chat window while you are talking to a friend.
Click on a contact from your Contact List, then click 'Invite to View My Webcam.' This opens a new IM window with your webcam active.
Click the 'View Webcam' link while talking to others in IM. This will allow you to see their webcams.
Use the 'Super Webcam' mode when you want to send and receive high-quality images and feeds. Broadband makes it possible to see one another in very high resolution, although even with high-end broadband your computer may slow down a bit because of the amount of memory and processing power this requires.
Click 'Webcam' followed by the 'Who's Watching Me' button to see which of your friends is receiving your webcam's feed.
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More computers are coming with built-in webcams. They're designed to work in conjunction with instant messaging and VOIP programs like Yahoo! Messenger and Skype. Many photo editing programs, like Google's Picasa, can also capture photos directly from them. This article explains how your webcam with each of these free programs
1. Open Yahoo! Messenger and select "My Webcam" from the "Messenger" menu. This will bring up a window showing what your webcam sees. To invite one of your contacts to view your webcam, right-click on them in your contacts list and choose "Invite to View My Webcam" from the "More Actions" area of the pop-up menu. They will receive an invitation asking them to view your webcam.
2. Open Skype and select a contact you'd wish to call. Skype will automatically detect that you have a webcam attached to your computer and give you the option to place a "Call" or "Video call" to the contact. Choose "Video call" and you're in business.
3. Open Picasa and select the webcam icon to the right of the "Import" button. A window displaying a view from your webcam will pop up. Click the "Record" button or camera icon to begin recording a video or take a snapshot.
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