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I am using Microsoft LifeCam 1.4 to record my powerpoints with audio and video. I can use the mic to add audio fine but when I try to use the video also, my audio fails.

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Since installing Microsoft Lifecam VX3000, I have no sound on my computer or on the Lifecam


check your audio out

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer


Aug 06, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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I have a microsoft VX-6000. until recently it worked fine (video and microphone) on skype & msn, however now the microphone has stopped working. when I go into skype/tools/options/audio settingsand...


Make sure your webcam mic is set as default

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer

Configure to Skype

Apr 25, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 WIN-Blk Webcam

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No audio with lifecam vx5000


Go to the microsoft website - fill in your details to navigate to the help page for your model - check out the 'readme' link especially the 'known issues and breaking' section - some later lifecam webcams require additional software or specific to IE

Typical audio set up

Laptop with mic x webcam with mic x Vista x Yahoo Messenger 10
If you have an earlier OS, you may have to access your hardware from the Control Panel.

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer

CONFIGURE TO MESSENGER

Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) 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 lower two boxes > Apply > OK

Click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Video and Voice
Set webcam mic and speakers to show Default equipment
Open Video and Voice Setup to test audio equipment
Click 'Place a free test call'
Check box 'Allow USB devices to access Messenger'
Click 'Apply' click 'OK'

Mar 27, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam

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I try to record a voice message with lifecam vx-1000 but when I try to playback to check the message I don't hear anything. I have checked all the volumes & they're all fine. so why can't I record a...


Set up Audio example

Laptop x webcam/mic x Vista x Yahoo Messenger
If you have an earlier OS, you may have to access your hardware from the Control Panel.

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click OK
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays
Restart computer

Dec 13, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam

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No sound on webcam video call ONLY


You will probably need to reconfigure whatever software you are using for the video call to pull audio from the Onboard Mic from the Cam. If it is not configured to pull the audio from that Mic on the Cam, it may be looking for audio somewhere else. This is sadly an issue with a lot of Video Chat software applications.

Jun 19, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam

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Microsoft Lifecam / Using a different microphone


Im not sure I understood exactly the issue but the solutions are more than one ...
you may just uninstall the web cam ...and set the mic you want to use and after that reinstall the web cam ...and you have every chances to be installed and the external mic to remain in use..
or ...to use the mic from the external pink entry of the pc ...just select it from the sound driver ...options..
in your capture program you might also have the choice for which mic to use ....
in your yahoo messenger for example you have this choice on preferences /audio device....
you also may find on your control panel ...sound and audio device /audio../and for the sound recording audio device ...select the one you want...
good luck !

May 26, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Troubleshooting audio


there is no microphone on ur webcam, how u can record a voice without a microphone, so use a desktop microphone ( or headphone with microphone ), connect it to ur pc through mic in. and record again, then, u'll see the video with sound when u plyaback it.

May 10, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam

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Microsoft webcam VX 6000. Buzz on video capture


I took the cam apart, removed the mic from its seat and gently separated the red and black wires - ran the red one over top the lens and the black one underneath. Replaced the mic, screwed it all back together and the problem is gone. For now. One tip is to record sound using Windows Sound Recorder while you're doing this, watch the input line and when it goes flat you know the buzz is gone. While it buzzez, the line will be active.

Apr 02, 2008 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 (68C-00001)...

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Lifecam video works great - but no audio!


do a cam/mic test in the audio/video settings in the tools tab in yahoo/msn. Then you need to minimise the yahoo/msn screen and right click on the cam icon in the taskbar and check that the mic and cam are enabled and that it is set to allow other programes to take control of this device

Dec 02, 2007 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Crackling occurs after 1 minute of video&audio


Hi that all sounds to me to be a fairly classic "Electret" Mic problem. I have seen .. lol.. or rather, heard it, a few times B4.. the "Frying" sound you hear is the faulty electronics in the Electret microphone.. I would try replacing the Mic, if you can get one the same size, it shouldn't be too hard to Open the camera up, unsolder the old Mic, & replace it. There are really only a few standard Electret Mic inserts... As an aside, sometimes it can simply be a bad solder joints to the wires on the actual mic itself, ya may wanna try good reflow/resolder first B4 ya replace.. This sometimes is all it requires...

Aug 27, 2007 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam

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