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Lifecam NX-6000 with Skype

I have installed all the new Vista drivers for my Lifecam NX-6000, but cannot get the Video Effects (packaged with the Lifecam) to work with Skype. I am sure that last night I had the video effects working with Skype, but now they will only work with Windows Messenger.
Just wondered if anybody has had the same trouble or has been able to rectify this?

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  • nickno714 Mar 24, 2009

    Still don't know how to use the Video Effects with Skype!

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem!!!

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When Skype uses the Lifecam, an icon named "Microsoft LifeCam Dashboard"(it looks like a round blue button) shows up in the System Tray (lower right corner of the desktop). Click the icon to pop up the dashboard.

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Normal 0 See section C. Windows Live Messenger 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:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, 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.


C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

  • Weldon Dube'
    Weldon Dube' Mar 24, 2009

    I looked up the NX-6000 and it said that in Windows Live Messenger there is a Dashboard that you can use to do special effects. I copied this to show you








  • LifeCam Dashboard



    Add special effects and control your webcam—all from the Windows Live Messenger window.
    I couldn't find anything about Skype having the Dashboard. Will look further and see if I can help you with this.
    On the NX-6000 disk there is a Readme.txt file that should be able to help you. Good luck. Bud


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