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Re: I can not get web cam to work with yahoo
Reinstall using the info below.
Did you install the software with the camera connected to
the computer? Disconnect the camera from the USB port and reinstall the
software. When the program asks you to connect the camera, do so, and it
should work. Hope this is of some help.Bud
Below is info for setting up Audio & Video to chat on
line after you install , either Skype or a messenger program.
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.
After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:
TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone
and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
click on the Video Settings.
camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly.Your friends and Family will now see and
talk to you.
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up
Messenger at the top left and click on it.
go down to Preferences and click on it.
Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to
the computer Audio Card.
go to the Test Audio section and(in blue writing) click on“Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the
you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the
square on top left next to the red X.
on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show
Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
“TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the
NOTE:You audio and
video shoud 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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first make sure your web cam is perfectly ok.
open yahoo messenger login your account
click messenger menu then click view webcam
then a window will open a warning message check donot show again then ok
then choose you internet connection choose broadband
then it will open a window with your webcam.
if you want your friends to view your webcam
just chat with them, and in action menu click invite to view my webcam.
you can see in your webcam window how many viewers you have and if you are broadcasting.
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
"Webcam not connected" means the webcam failed to connect to the Messenger software - Run through your settings again 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
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
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
IN USE When you are both on line and wish to show your webcam > Actions > 'Invite to view my webcam'. Messenger 10:- > Actions > More Actions > invite to view my webcam. This will launch an invitation on your contacts screen when they 'Accept' your webcam broadcast will start- There can be considerable time lag ( +1 minute) before they see you, so don't be too impatient ( You can check the status on the bottom left of your webcam panel. You can 'drag and drop' the frame to a convenient location by grabbing the top border.
Your contacts may need to configure their connection the same as INTERNET CONNECTION above (Ignoring webcam connected) if they get a "webcam not connected" message
Sometimes you may have to broadcast the 'small image' option from the 'Webcam' menu on the top of your image frames. This happens when one of you is down on resources -its like sending a large photo by email - its quicker if you cut the size down you can zoom up to 200% from the same menu when the webcam picture comes through
Use the 'Always on top' option from the 'webcam' menu - or your image will disappear under the message window when you type a message
YOU NEED TO SET CAM UP
IF DOES'NT HELP THEN UNINSTALL YAHOO AND RESTART AND REINSTALL AND GO THROUGH SETUP AGAIN
Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it. Next go down to Preferences and click on it. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card. 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. LET ME KNOW IF SOLVED AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE THANX
Hello have you check the cam with another system or check the connection well and make sure the cam is on then reconnect it to the power source and make sure you click on the view webcam to view others persons webcam
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email? or yahoo messenger? you have to install your web cam and click My Webcam in yahoo messenger.. and click Preferences.. and click Camera source.. then choose the installed web cam.. and it will work