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Unable to send my video when talking to anybody

Have just installed a webcam and skype I can now phone and talk to people and see thier picture but when I send my video all they get is a snowstorm. I have windows explorer

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  • bigcats2 Feb 03, 2009

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I would need more details (type of webcam, operational system and skype version) to get a better solution, but there are some basic steps:

1- Make sure that the driver for your camera is the latest release - for that check on the webcam's manufacturer website;

2- Go to Skype, Click on tools > options > video settings and see if the field "Select Webcam" has the one that you're trying to use. If not, select it and see if your image appears.

3- Also make sure that you got the last skype version.

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