When using my Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks on my laptop with Windows Vista on Skype it regularly causes my computer to freeze leaving the only option of manually turning off the computer using the power button. The only solution logitech offers is to download new drivers but I already have the most up to date versions. Has anyone else had this problem or know of a solution? I wondered if it was a problem with Vista? Thanks
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Re: Web Cam Freezing Computer
See section A. Skype in the info below to setup the Audio & Video. Also send this to your family
and friends so they have their 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:
Go to Tools,
then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone
and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
click on the Video Settings.
camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
on the bottom of the page click on Save.
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://ca.messenger.yahoo.com/download/
) set it up as follows:
on Messenger at the top left and then go down to Preferences
and then the Preference Window will come up.
click on Calling and Devices. In the Calling & Devices
on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer
Audio Card or sound device installed in the computer.
below that, go to the Test Audio section and(in blue writing) click on“Open the call setup assistant”
and follow the instructions on the left window.
after completing the Audio Setup, go to down and click on Webcam it
should BRODCSAST and you will see your picture.
Chat, click on MESSENGER and then
make necessary settings, click on APPLY, then OK.
click on MESSENGER and go to my WEBCAMready to use.
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Launch the Logitech QuickCam or Webcam software on your computer. Verify that you see yourself Logitech Webcam software window. Close the software window. Sign in to Skype. Click the "Tools" menu and select "Options." Click "Video Settings," check the "Enable Skype Video" and "Start my video automatically when I am in a call" boxes. Select your Logitech QuickCam from the drop-down list. Your webcam should display video in the window. Click "Audio Settings" if your QuickCam has a built-in microphone and select it from the microphone drop-down list. Check the "Let Skype adjust my audio settings" box in "Audio Settings" so Skype recognizes your microphone. Click "Save" to save the options for your audio and video settings. Skype will close the options menu.
How much memory do you have installed in your
computer? It may need to be, increased, as this is likely to be the cause
of your computer freezing, rebooting, times out, or shutting down.
Hope this is of some help. Bud
sir, as far as i know your logitech webcam isnt compatible with apple notebook. better try otherbrand instead of logitech. logitech is compatible with windows xp and vista only. let me know if it has. hope that helps
my computer was window vista, so i installed that my webcam to be QUICK CAM Version 10.0 .when i finished all .i turn skype on chat with my friend, she can't see me.Could you tell me what it happen let me know .thank you very much