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Try going into your setting for you web cam... and click on audio video, you may have your audio set wrong, it gives several setting try each one and see if that works.

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When I tried to use my HP Deluxe Webcam thru AOL Instant Messaging (AIM) for a video chat, the other person could see the video but could not hear me. The software that came with the webcam is ArcSoft...


See section D. AIM AOL Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have their 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.

A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ )
set it up as follows:
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, it will come up and show a video picture.
Then, on the bottom of the page click save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and hear you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.HTML )
set it up as follows:
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, set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card or headphones/mike.
Next go to the Test Audio section below where you just setup the microphone & speaker and (written in blue) click on "Open the call setup assistant"
and the "Yahoo Call Setup Assistant" window will open to the left and follow the the instructions. Click on FINISH and the audio will be setup.
Next go to "Webcam" and click in the circle "Allways allow the following people to view my webcam.
Next Click on "Super Webcam" snd in the circle click "Start Super Webcam mode automatically".
Then click OK and it should work.

C. Windows Live Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en
After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on " "Show Menus." And then click on "Show the Menu Bar".
Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on " "Action."
Go to "TOOLS" and click "Audio and Video Setting" and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your 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.

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger:
http://dashboard.aim.com/aim
On the VIM sign-in window, click on Edit.
Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
Next click on Enhanced IM.
Then click on Audio Video.
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 information 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

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LifeCam Webcam video picture problem


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TRY WITH REINSLLATION OF THE WEBCAM DRIVER AND CHECK WITH OTHER INSTANT MESSENGER

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Apr 18, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Can't hear other person


First check the audio setting in messenger,
  • Open Messenger
  • click Tools
  • Audio and Video Settings (if you do not see TOOLS press the ALT key)

If it does not work:
check to see that the system is set up to use the microphone that is built into the webcam (if there is one built in).

This is set in the control panel under sound, you should be able to set the appropriate microphone input and levels there. The system may be set to use the microphone input of your soundcard/motherboard.

There may be further settings in the camera software.

Finally

Feb 11, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Webcam with microphone has no sound


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

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Where do you plug the usb?


The camera is plugged into any USB port. If the Windows drivers are already installed, it will become ready to use and you should see it in the list of devices by going to My Computer - you can double-click it there and see the video, or take a picture.

The Instant Messenger program should have a tool with a name such as "Audio and Video Setup Wizard" - that will help you set up the microphone and audio in the camera.

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I am having touble connecting to the internet with the webcam. We have uninstalled, then reinstalled, and updated all software and yahoo messanger. We have the Logitech Quickcam communicate stx. Please...


Did u try checking the USB cord?Sumtimes faulty cords can coz problems.Try videoing normally thru ur webcam without the internet.Most webcams come equipped wit a software that allows u to film or tek photos using ur webcam.U can use that software or (if u have windows) u cud go to start>accessories>camera&scanning wizard.
And if that doesnt work try to check the settings in yahoo massenger.Go to messenger>privacy settings>click the related tabs and good luck.
And if that doesnt work,,,,,,,,try windows live messenger....
Open a chat window and go to tools>audio and video setup(or something like that) and follow the instructions.
Thats all i gt..........Hope it works 4 u.
If evrything fails,u shud get a new and more simple webcam.....XD or try getting help from the proffesional people,

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They can't hear me?


Check you microphone settings in you audio mixer and make sure it is enabled for the web camera and not your sound card.

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Yahoo messenger - Webcam is not connected


You cannot access camera source until the webcam is running in Messenger - try setting it up from scratch
1) The webcam is working outside of Messenger
2) Reboot webcam by unplugging the USB connection and inserting it again - its important if its been used elsewhere and prior to chat.
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To find out what the requirements are for messenger webcams, check out the following.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger9/webcam/mstacamreq.html
Once you have your webcam working outside of Yahoo Messenger you have to configure it to messenger CONNECTION
Open messenger - on top toolbar > 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 2 lower boxes > apply > ok TESTING
> messenger > my webcam - warning panel will come on click 'ok' and your webcam will launch. DEFAULT
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK PERMISSION OPTIONS
>messenger > preferences > webcam - make your selections about who you will allow to view you
IN USE Your contacts may need to configure their connection the same as above or they may also get a "webcam not connected" message

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Sound problem when video camera is turned on


1.Check whether your cam has built in mic.
2.if then connect the mic signal cable to the MIC in connector in your sound card.
3.if your webcam doesnt support MIC functions. Connect the head phone with mic to mic/audio slot
4.if you have already connected Mic. then the problem with the sound card settings in the instant messenger menu.
5. Specify proper sound card manufacturer in the audi settings found in the preferences or options or settings menu in IM software.
thank you !

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