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Microsoft LiveCam won't work with Gmail Video Chat, others will

I bought a new LiveCam from Microsoft. It works fine with their software but Gmail Video Chat will not recgonize that it is there. Any work arounds?

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  • bistolero Jan 30, 2009

    at the begening it workes with gmail now it only works with messenger why?I specifu gmail not skype or yahoo GMAIL



  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I do have the same problem. Microsoft webcam is not compatible with gmail. March 2009.

  • elelsea Apr 07, 2009

    My Microsoft life cam was working fine and then today,poof no longer is recognized by gmail. It works with Skype. I know that the camera works. So, I dont know what changed, but it did. Sort of annyoing.

  • somercamb May 20, 2009

    the video does not show up in Gmail or TokBox

  • somercamb May 20, 2009

    the lifecam does not show video on gmail or Tokbox. The answer below by yooperbud does states how to fix this in Gmail either



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Normal 0 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.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then 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.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. 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.

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

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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    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.





    A. Skype Setup:





    After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:






    1. Go to TOOLS,
      then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the
      Microphone and Speakers
      to the computer Audio Card.

    2. Then
      click on the Video Settings.

    3. The
      camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.

    4. Then
      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.





    B. Yahoo Setup:





    After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set
    it up as follows:






    1. Go to Messenger
      at the top left and click on it.

    2. Next
      go down to Preferences and click on it.

    3. Next Calling
      and Devices
      on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to
      the computer Audio Card.

    4. 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.





    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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