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IM live video chat issue

I have an HP pavillion dv6000 laptop with built a built in webcam. I use YouCam2 software. When I try to use IM live video chat via AIM by buddy sees my picture and hears me however she claims that my video freezes after about 10 seconds into the session and moves only every 5 minutes or so. I see my image and it is working fine.

I ran the recommended HP tests viewing my video using quickplay/checking drivers and all check out fine.

We both have broadband - I have comcast and she has satellite. I am using AIM 6.18.14.6.

I understand there was a past problem with AIM and HP Pavillion built in webcams and I saw a fix version 6.1 however no fix seems to exist with this version.

What would cause my image to freeze and is there a fix out there for this type of issue.

My operating system is Vista Service pack 1. Any advise or help in resolving this problem would be greatly appreciated

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    i have the same problem,
    did you find anyway to fix it?

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At this stage I would say that the problem is with her system - You do not say what countries you are in but a free download/upload checker might prove this

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