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Cant view web cam in yahoo messenger

Guys i need help here. my yahoo messenger is working properly asidefrom view another person's web cam. i haven't tried to view my own webcam since i don't have one but when i try to view other's web cam, ican't even click the link: ''view my webcam''. on the other hand, myskype can view web cams so i think the problem is in yahoo messenger. ieven tried to use short cut buttons. short cut buttons are working. iteven has a response that says: ''you accepted to view blahblah's webcam''but there's no new window to view his/her cam. pls help me withthis.thanks.

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  • georel_gambi Jan 08, 2009

    now that you say it, i found out that in my control panel>>scanners and cameras folder, nothing is installed. i mean its empty. if i press add a device, i dont know what to pick. should i add one?what device?

  • georel_gambi Jan 08, 2009

    by the way, i dont have a webcam cam. why do i need drivers? and besides, my skype can receive cam images from other people. i mean i can view their webcam in skype. why not in yahoo messenger? in addition, i cannot receive files in YM but i can receive chat. i tried to turn off my firewall already. still it doesn't work

  • georel_gambi Jan 08, 2009

    thanks but it doesn't work. the problem begins when i want to click the "View Webcam" link. wherever it is, in tool bar or beside the contact's name, nothing is happening. it's like a link connected to nothing. i even used short cut keys. i even accepted the contact's request to view his cam. but there's no reaction. no pop up. no message at all.

    regarding the file transfer problem. yes i already clicked the save as button. and it showed the download status bar. but... its not moving. and not even downloading..

    help pls

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    yes i got same problem and i cant see webcam where i can see webcam icon on chat user

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Hi Guys. I am having a problem with my yahoo messenger. My friend has a webcam so i have been trying to view it. See, i can click on the link that says view my webcam and when i try to it says waiting for permision from my friend even though he already gave me permission to view it. What do i do?

  • goodguy_sq Feb 24, 2009

    When i try to view or broadcast webcam, it tries to connect, and then reconnect, and then i get "network error occured while connecting to the server"

  • William Nabaza
    William Nabaza May 11, 2010

    are all your web cam drivers up to date and the latest?

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The drivers comes with the webcam you have, or download from internet, i need to know what webcam you have.

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  • William Nabaza
    William Nabaza Jan 08, 2009

    You don't need to have a webcam of your own to see someone else who is broadcasting on their webcam.

    There are a few ways to view a webcam:

    In your Messenger Window:

    1. Click the "Actions" menu in the Messenger window.
    2. Select "View Webcam."
    3. Click the contact's ID.
    4. If the person isn't in your contact list, click "Other Contact."
    5. Enter the Yahoo! ID of the person whose webcam you wish to view.
    6. Click "OK."



    IM Window:

    1. Select "Actions" from the IM window menubar.
    2. Select "View Webcam."



    The contact needs to approve your request to view their webcam. Once they approve, though, you'll be all set.

    Chat Window:

    1. Select the person whose webcam you'd like to see from the Chat List.
    2. Click the Webcam icon in the Chat toolbar.
    3. Select "Contact Options."
    4. Click "View Webcam."
    source:
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...


    When you receive a message that contains an attachment, you'll see in the Yahoo! interface a (paper clip) next to the size of a message in your inbox or other folder. (Note: To learn how to work with attachments using POP mail, please refer to your POP mail client's help files.)

    Attachments can be included in a message in two different ways. It may appear within the body of the message (inline) or in an attachment box near the bottom of the message window.

    Below are the procedures for viewing and/or saving the two types of attachments.

    Attachments displayed within a message (inline):

    To view an inline attachment, just read the message to which it is attached.

    If the inline attachment is an image, and you would like to save it to your computer, do the following:

    1. Right-click the image and choose either "Save Target As..." or "Save Image As..." (Macintosh users will need to click and hold the mouse rather than right-clicking.)
    2. A new window will open. You can now save the attachment as a file. Note the name and destination of the file so that you can find it later.

    If the inline attachment is text, and you would like to save it to your computer, do the following:

    1. Click the "Download" link at the top or bottom of the frame.
    2. Your message will separate into its component parts, allowing you to save each attachment separately from any text.
    3. Right-click the "Download" link next to the desired attachment. (Macintosh users will need to click and hold rather than right-clicking.)
    4. Choose "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..."
    5. In the new window, save the attachment as a file. Note the name and destination of the file so that you can find it later.
    6. Once you've finished downloading, click the "Done" button.

    Messages containing an attachment box:

    Depending on the type of file you've received, you'll be given one of two options:

    *

    Scan and Download Attachment: Click on this link to scan the file for viruses before downloading to your computer. If a virus is found, Yahoo! will automatically clean the file. If a virus threat is not detected, click on "Download Attachment." The attachment will either open automatically or a dialog box will appear requesting that you either open the file from its current location or save the file. If you choose to save the file, be sure to note the name and destination of the file so that you can find it later.
    *

    View Attachment: Click on this link if you wish to view the file online without launching the associated program. Once you're finished looking at the file, you'll be able to navigate back to your original email message. From there, you can choose to scan your file for viruses, download it, or delete the entire message.

    Security note: It is generally recommended that you don't download attachments or other files from a source you don't know and trust, and that you use one of the many antivirus programs now available. Following these suggestions should reduce your likelihood of experiencing trouble from computer viruses.

    source:
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbu...

    note:
    to view the sources you either need to be login and/or using small business plan of yahoo on webhosting; hence i see the need to copy/paste it all here.

  • William Nabaza
    William Nabaza Jan 08, 2009

    try enabling scripts on your browser, update to the latest your drivers as well. if still nothing happens, then you need a clean re-install.
    before doing, make a backup first.
    uninstall completely ym on your computer, and download a clean version.
    http://messenger.yahoo.com/


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