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Problems with webcam picture display and sounds

When i am making a video call to my contact, i can view my contacts picture from my screen but my contact can't view my picture from his screen and we both can't hear each other speak but it would help if at least he can see my picture first of all but i should be able to hear him if i can see him.
When i try to show my webcam to my contact, windows live messenger is saying that it can't display my webcam to my contact and that i should check to see if my webcam is being used by another program but i didn't have any other programs open at all. I'm not too clever on computers and don't understand too much about software and their programs, basically im **** at computers, so please help me, why is webcam problems so common?

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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.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You audio and video should 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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My picture turns to "Green Screen" while video calling on Skype..


sometimes i get similar effects when i use skype or MSN my view goes yellow i think it is due to the age of the model of the webcam, so i recommend getting a better one. If the problem persists then maybe the graphics arent that good with the webcam or the software is dodgy. hope i helped!

Apr 30, 2009 | Logitech Webcam

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No audio with 1200 webcam


Normal 0 AIM (AOL) Messenger

  1. On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
  2. Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
  3. Next click on Enhanced IM.
  4. Then click on Audio Video.
  5. The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and video camera installed in you computer.
The Audi Video drop downs are
Microphone Speaker
Camera The audio and camera should function now.

Additional info to use with VIM settings.
Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings: In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window. If you are currently participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display: You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM conversation before running setup. Would you like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button.
2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.

Notes:
  • The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  • images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends. Hope this helps. Bud

Oct 13, 2008 | Labtec Logitech 1200 Webcam

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I. Video capture 2. Audio


cheak sound menu u dint mute that mic or out sound on pc did ya dl latest driver

Oct 13, 2008 | Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF Webcam

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Webcam and Live Messenger


I can use the webcam on Skype but when I close Skype and open Instant Messenger I get a message that the webcam is unplugged or being used by another application.

Oct 28, 2006 | Labtec 961307-0914 Webcam

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