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Skype - Used to have video but no longer

I use a Philips 900 webcam on a Dell Dimension c521 PC using XP. It used to work fine but for a while now I have not been able to see or send video (audio works fine). I have tried the new Skype Beta and it still doesnt work. There seems to be a problem when going through Options as when trying to select the Video settings Skype crashes.

I have also de-installed the programms and started from scratch to no avail.

It may not be related but when I use MSN the video works fine but I cannot get audio.

As you can imagine I am just a little frustrated.

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  • Skiguide Jan 29, 2009

    I had already removed the software and unplugged the webcam as part of my own fix it plan. However the problem seems to be with the Skpe software. When going through the tools options, the software seems to hang/crash on the video tab.



    I have previously removed and re-installed skype, and have also tried the new Beta version but the problem remains.



    I use Mcafee virus protection which I have also disabled - but again the problem continues.



    The webcam does work straight away on MSN.



    Thank you for your earlier suggestions

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Yeah i understand that and sir have patience and what u can do is that uninstall and reinstall the webcam driver and the software from the computer and alaso disconnect the webcam and then restart ur computer and then instlal the webcam drivers and it should work fine..or dod the system restore back to an earlier time when the computer was working fine...

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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    ramesh singh Jan 29, 2009

    first of all thanks for the feedback sir and now what u can try is that run the trojan scan and all the scans that is possible to get rid of the virus and trojans and malwares and if still it doesnt work,did u tried system restore,what u can do is call up cyberdefender premium tech support and they will help u instantly.....good luck

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Do you mean webcam
if so which communucation app /skype/yahoo/google
Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your web cam from there
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Click start control panel administrative tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down
image devices you could see a yellow question mark ? right click to reinstall drivers or update driver
Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.

But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash andQuicktimesoftware are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.

Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c- Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer

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To test if the WEBCam is functioning, check the USB cable; make sure it is connected properly. Then click on Start - All Program - your model WEBCam and see if you can get the WEBcam to capture your image/video. If this works then the fault is with the Skype video configuration. Sometimes the WEBcam settings drops off and the WEBcam need to be selected again. Open Skype - Tools - Options - Video Settings and select your model WEBCam.

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Now Skype has been very popular, more and more people like to use it as a phone call software or just IM tools, like Windows Live Messenger or other IMs. Actually, Skype is very good free software for calling other people on their computers or phones. The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don't even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear.Talking, sending instant messages or even file transfers work between different platforms like a charm.
Though Skype is very powerful, it is still in updating and providing more features and functions to us. In 2009, Skype released version 4.1, which is really an important upgrade. Maybe you are still using an old version such as 3.8 or so, that does not matter at all. In this article I would like give a simple review of the new version 4.1 and even some new features of the 4.2 Beta version, and also introduce a very useful Skype Video Recorder software which could record the video and audio when you are in a Skype video call.
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The 4.1 version incorporates various enchanting features, highly beneficial for the end users. As you already know Skype is a Voice over IP service, which provides efficient chatting, and communication techniques. The latest version of Skype that is 4.1 beta has incorporated the facility of screen sharing into chatting. Even though such technologies already exist as various remote access tools like Cross Loop and all, this service is not popular among the common people. In this context Skype’s new feature is highly appreciable.
Skype's screen-sharing feature is a clever addition to the VoIP communications application. In our tests it was engaging, especially when paired with Skype's voice calling and chatting capabilities. The fair screen quality and few seconds of lag time won't bother most casual users, but at this point we wouldn't recommend Skype's new feature for replacing a dedicated screen-sharing application or service for frequent collaborators. Skype's screen sharing is view-only; it is not a remote access tool like CrossLoop, which is geared for providing technical assistance. For demonstration purposes, however, Skype's screen sharing is just one more way to connect with faraway contacts.
Screen sharing begins by clicking the "share" drop-down on a contact screen and choosing "Share your screen". Skype then gives you the choice to record the full screen or a region. Pressing the button to initiate the screen share also launches an audio call. You can later resize by clicking and dragging the thick red borders. During a session, a button toggles you between full and partial screen modes. Because screen sharing essentially broadcasts a video recording of your screen to your contact, you can't place a video call and share the screen at the same time — you'll choose one or the other.
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Skype 4.1 beta also reintroduces birthday reminder alerts and contacts-sharing, which were two features left out of Skype during its upgrade from version 3.8 to 4.0. Birthday reminders are automatic notices you receive on a contact's birthday if they've added this information to their profile. The send-a-contact feature can be found in the Conversation navigation menu under the "Send" option.
Two other notable re-inclusions are the ability to import contacts from Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and LinkedIn in addition to Skype 4.0's support for Yahoo and Microsoft Outlook products; and a screen reader accessibility tool to help visually impaired people use Skype.
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Skype 4.2 Beta was first released in December,2009, which begins to support “30 frames per second” 720p video calling at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Skype said on Tuesday. However, the service will require not only new equipment, but also broadband uplink speeds that are at least double the average provided to most UK users. To get this video quality, users need an HD webcam and a PC with a 1.8GHz dual-core processor or better. Skype said that "uninterrupted high-speed broadband of at least 1Mbps symmetrical bandwidth" is needed to support HD video calling on PCs and TVs. In addition, several new models of Skype-certified HD webcams are set to be introduced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, from companies such as faceVsion and In Store Solutions. Video encoding and processing for the HD calls is handled by the new webcams themselves, rather than by the user's PC, according to Skype.
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How can I connect Cyberlink youcam program into skype program, Since I used the webcam. Thanks.


Hey BC2000 ,

Nice to see you here,

Lets start with Skype description

What is Skype


"Skype is IM and Internet calling Platform. Its works with VoIP Technology."

How to call someone on Video using Skype?

Step-1 Check out your webcam .You have webcam device in your system and its active.

Step-2 Now Download Skype and add contacts on Skype.

Step-3 Click on particular contact then you can see two option for communication- One is Video and Another is call(Green Buttons)

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Hello. My name is Florina Pop and I am using a Lenovo Ideapad Y560 laptop with Cyberlink YouCam 3 installed.The web cam is incorporated on the laptop.I bought the laptop with all the basic software...


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I don't think its your webcam that is at fault. I think it's already in skype. I have the same Lenovo model and there are times skype doesn't transmit video. So, I usually do is turn on and turn off the skype video call for the video to reappear. Can you do the following:

1) Make sure you have adequate lighting. Sometimes if you are in a dark room, skype will also transmit black videos to the other end.

2) Have you checked the video settings in skype? Go to Tools->Options. Click video settings. Click webcam settings and try to tweak your video from there.

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