I can't adjust the audio/video settings on my Lifecam VX 3000
When I try using it on Skype, the person I'm calling can't see me and can barely hear me. When I try the test call, I hear alot of background noise. When this same camera was installed on my moms computer it automatically gave the option to adjust the audio and video settings. When I installed it on my computer, which is a brand new HP, it doesn't give me the option at all. Please help me figure this out.
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Its not your lifecam that is allowing you to see or hear the other person, it basically means that the other persons video and audio equipment is installed properly and yours is not, try downloading the latest version of the life cam software and see if it resolves this problem or if your lifecam software installed correctly there is an update feature run that and it will download a package called icweb.exe or something, install that...hope this helps..
Test your webcam here by hitting "Allow" in top window and assessing your webcam in left hand panel. If it works here, you know the hardware is OK. Now you have to configure it to any program you want to use it in
SkypeIf you have problems when you use your webcam device in Skype, you may have to configure the audio and video setting in Skype.
To do this, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Options.
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
Select your LifeCam device as the default microphone. For example, select
Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
Select your LifeCam device as the default Webcam. For example, select
Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
Test LifeCam by making a Skype test call.
For more information
about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web
I do not know the second program ( explorer express) but there will be a similar arrange for making your Hardware default
Kindly try to reconfigure your webcam to SKYPE application. To set up your webcam for Skype, please follow these steps:
1. Download and install the most recent drivers
for your video device (you can get these from the webcam device’s
manufacturer’s site). In many cases this is not necessary if it is a
USB device. Note if you have driver on your webcam you can reinstall or install it. Make sure that the driver can support the current Operating system you installed in your system.
2. Select your video device in Skype by clicking the following from the Main Skype Control window: Tools -> Options -> General (tab) -> Video Settings (tab)--if video Tools -> Options -> General (tab) -> Audio Settings (tab)-- if audio
3. If your webcam is functioning you will see yourself displayed. If you are not seeing yourself be sure you have Enable Skype Video checked/Audio Cheked. If you are still having difficulty click Webcam Settings. Please note: FireWire devices are not supported at this time.
4. Make sure the option Enable Skype Video/Audio is checked. Also you can set video privacy settings to the desired options in the same window.
5.The recommended System Requirements
for Skype video calls are a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM, a video card with at
least 16MB of memory (also the latest version of DirectX installed) and
a 512/256kbit (down/up) connection. Video and call quality may vary
greatly in environments with conditions below those recommendations.
6. Please be sure, that your webcam is connected and not in use by another program.
See section A. Skype in the info below to setup the Audio & Video. Also send this to your family
and friends so they have there computer setup properly. 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.
you need to set cam up with skype follow instructions
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Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card. Then click on the Video Settings. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.
After you install Skype and have it operational with your
ID. Go to "TOOLS", click on "OPTIONS," Then go to
"Audio Settings" and click on it. Make sure both the Microphone and
Speaker's are correctly chosen.Then
"make a free test call." Wait till the voice tells you to
record. Then when finished talking wait for the test persons voice to
insure your audio transmission is working. Then go back to options and
test your video settings. Click on Video Settings and proceed to set up
you video camera. Also, you can visit this site for additional
information to setup video.
Then when you are in chat with soneone, you can turn your camera on from the Skype left panel. Look for start Video. Hope this helps. Bud