Poor Image Quality on Skype with Microsoft VX1000 Webcam
I am running Windows XP on a 2.93GHZ Pentium with 512 MB of RAM. I have downloaded the latest version of Skype, and am ruunning this with a Microsoft VX1000 Lifecan. The sound quality appears fine, however I cannot whatever adjustments I make to the settings get a decent picture on the Webcam. I was OK in the previous version of Skype. I have checked and I am running the latest drivers for the Webcam, and it is connected via a USB 2.0 connection. I am wondering if it could be my internet connection? I am running a Netgear wireless card at 54Mbps. Anyone help???
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Re: Poor Image Quality on Skype with Microsoft VX1000...
Do you get the same effect just viewing cam picture
have you uninstalled and reinstalled cam
you need to set up cam with skype
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 will come up and show a picture. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.
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the webcam still dosen't work and gives you the compatibility problem
then what you can try is you can run the program in compatibility mode
and always run in as administrator. Give it a try. And let me know if
this works in.
Hola amigo primero que nada devemos saber que systema operativo usa tu computador Windows Xp Vista or Windows 7
Esta Web cam es configura automaticamente per piensa tambien en los requerimientos del su systema. aqui algunos tips.
Habla en espanol y solo pregunta ok
For Windows®-based PC Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems
Windows® 7 Mmimimum: Intel Pentium 4 (3 GhZ), 1 GB of RAM; recommended: Intel Pentium (Dual-Core 1.8 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, 1250 MB free Windows Vista® Mmimimum: Intel Pentium 4 (3 GhZ), 1 GB of RAM; recommended: Intel Pentium (Dual-Core 1.8 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, 1250 MB free
Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later Mmimimum: Intel Pentium 4 (3 GhZ), 1 GB of RAM; recommended: Intel Pentium (Dual-Core 1.8 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, 1250 MB free
USB 1.1 (2.0 recommended)
16-bit color depth or higher, 2 MB or higher video memory
Windows-compatible speakers or headphones
Broadband Internet access may be required for certain features. Local and/or long-distance telephone toll charges may apply.
Internet functions also require
Internet Explorer® 6/7 for installation; 25 MB hard-drive space typically required.
1) Skype is very picky about drivers - make sure you have the latest also check the 'Readme' link for known issues
Visit the Microsoft hardware support page http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE&type=LifeCam&sku=68A-00001 Fill in the details and click 'GO' Click on the link:- "Microsoft LifeCam Readme and Troubleshooting Information" All the information you require should be found here, Including the latest software to download and Customer Support Check out any additional software you have to download as well as the Lifecam software.
Procedure Close all programs while uninstalling - downloading and uploading software Disconnect your webcam Uninstall the current webcam software on your computer Restart computer Download the Installation package from Microsoft Run the installer and choose your options when prompted Connect your webcam when prompted.
2) Do not run the microsoft webcam software in Skype but allow the Skype software complete control
"Most PC-compatible webcams should work with Skype, although some
older models may not. Make sure you download and install the most
recent drivers for your webcam (you can get these from the webcam
manufacturer’s site). Or, you can buy a webcam that’s guaranteed to work
seamlessly with Skype from the Skype
Make sure both you and the person you are video calling are
using the latest version of
Skype. To check what version you have, click Help >
Please check that your computer hardware configuration supports
video calls – the recommended system requirements are a 1 GHz CPU, 512MB
RAM, a video card with at least 16MB of memory and a 512/256kbit
(down/up) broadband internet connection.
Check that your video device supports DirectShow 9.1 standard
(WDM is currently not supported).
Make sure that you have the latest version of DirectX. You can download
DirectX if you need it. After installing it, please go to Start
> Run and type dxdiag. In the window
ensure you have DirectX9.0c or higher. Sometimes the installation fails
to update the version and in these cases please contact Microsoft for
Download and run this diagnostic tool http://www.download32.com/webcam-diagnostics-d35065.html Ignore the first alert - I always get that.
If you downloaded your webcam software from a CD it may not include the latest patches try re-installing your software from here http://www.a4tech.com/ennew/support.asp Close all programs Disconnect webcam Uninstall software Restart computer Install new software.
It may be a Skype problem The Skype forum suggests there may be a problem with later versions Most people had success by re-installing a previous version (v.22.214.171.124) of Skype. Older versions here
You should be able to use any webcam software. Webcam hardware is not typically linked to the software. I use my own webcam (Logitech) with Yahoo! IM, Skype and Windows Live using the native drivers that came with the webcam. That said, there may be a Microsoft version that works better with Windows Live in conjunction with your vx1000.
Kindly try to reconfigure your webcam to SKYPE application. To set up your webcam for Skype, please follow these steps:
1. Download and install the most recent drivers
for your video device (you can get these from the webcam device’s
manufacturer’s site). In many cases this is not necessary if it is a
USB device. Note if you have driver on your webcam you can reinstall or install it. Make sure that the driver can support the current Operating system you installed in your system.
2. Select your video device in Skype by clicking the following from the Main Skype Control window: Tools -> Options -> General (tab) -> Video Settings (tab)--if video Tools -> Options -> General (tab) -> Audio Settings (tab)-- if audio
3. If your webcam is functioning you will see yourself displayed. If you are not seeing yourself be sure you have Enable Skype Video checked/Audio Cheked. If you are still having difficulty click Webcam Settings. Please note: FireWire devices are not supported at this time.
4. Make sure the option Enable Skype Video/Audio is checked. Also you can set video privacy settings to the desired options in the same window.
5.The recommended System Requirements
for Skype video calls are a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM, a video card with at
least 16MB of memory (also the latest version of DirectX installed) and
a 512/256kbit (down/up) connection. Video and call quality may vary
greatly in environments with conditions below those recommendations.
6. Please be sure, that your webcam is connected and not in use by another program.
this the spec from microsoft for the nx-6000
it is not for 64-bit machine. it is fir 32-bits machine, color depth is 16.
Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems: • Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 • Intel Pentium® III 700 MHz (Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz recommended) • 256 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended) • 300-700 MB hard drive space • Display adapter capable of 16-bit color depth or higher • 2 MB or higher video memory • Windows-compatible speakers or headphones • USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended). USB port 2.0 required for 1.3 MP and above video capture resolution. System without USB 2.0 may achieve 800 x 600 pixel resolution • CD-ROM drive • Broadband internet access required; access fees may apply • Microsoft LifeCam software, version 1.3 Internet functions (post to Windows Live™ Spaces, send in e-mail, video calls), also require: Internet Explorer 6/7 browser software required for installation; 25 MB hard drive space typically required (users can maintain other default Web browsers after installation) The Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 has basic Video & Audio Functionality with Windows Live Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger™, Yahoo!® Messenger, Skype, and Microsoft Office Communicator
hope that helps!
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