Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera
I've had my sister (in TX, I'm in NV) download SKYPE, hook up her lifecam and install software. We can call each other but there's no video or button that says "start video". When I "Skype" my in-laws there is a button that says start video. Could her computer be too old? It has windows XP..
See section A. Skype in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have there computer setup properly.
Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.
Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.
A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ ) set it up as follows:
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.
B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
I tried the skype link given in Solution #1.
None of Skype's suggestions helped.
The problem child: Windows 7 (all updated) and current Skype.
I installed DirectX per Skype's suggestion.
Also found this link to MicroSoft driver for W7:
It's working at the moment. But the camera was working previously with this setup. Time will tell.
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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