Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Have load up software, but webcam won't allow me to make or receive a video calls using windows live messenger.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Expert
  • 8,637 Answers

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.
  1. Windows Live Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en

  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 Jun 23, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I can not get the web cam to work


Instructions1 Take pictures independent of communications software on the Windows version of the netbook by using the webcam without connecting to networking software. Click the "Windows Start" menu and click "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" in the Programs list. The webcam application should open and the camera should produce an initial warmup image. Use the buttons on the control panel to adjust image size or take photos.
2 Use the Instant Messenger program on the Acer Linux-based laptop or netbook to work the webcam. The Acer Instant Messenger program is available in the Connect folder on the Acer laptop's desktop screen.
3 To send and receive live video and pictures using your webcam on an Acer laptop, work the webcam through individual communications software, including Skype, Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, or Google Video Chat. Open your selected communications software program and click the webcam button to work your webcam.
Thanks

Apr 02, 2012 | Advent Computers & Internet

Tip

Review of Windows Live Messenger 2011 and how to Record MSN Video Call easily.


Microsoft has released the latest version of Windows Live Essentials 2011 to everyone on a Windows based PC, which comes loaded with very useful and helpful everyday programs that make our lives a little easier and more entertaining. If you're not already aware from some of our previous previews, Windows Live Messenger 2011 contains a brand new ribbon interface that aims to bring Messenger in-line with other ribbon-based UI's such as Windows 7 Paint and Microsoft Office 2010. It is not supported or installable on Windows XP and only runs on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It has gone through 15 changes and redesigns, protocol upgrades, rebranding, and many partnerships like Yahoo! Messenger and Facebook Chat. But if you're familiar with Windows Live Messenger, you'll notice all the old features are still available, from contact games, send and receive files, and many more. Many of the basic features have been slightly tweaked or improved, to suit consumers' needs better. And I will introduce an useful tool:<br /><a href="http://www.camersoft.com/msn-video-recorder.html">MSN Video Recorder</a> to show how to record your video call easily.<br /><b><i>Social Networks in Main UI</i></b><br />The obvious major change to the interface is that the main window area is no longer just your friends list. The friends list has been moved to the right hand side and the majority of the window is taken up by your social networking. Currently, you can integrate Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn accounts into this main window.<br /><b><i>Add Facebook Chat</i></b><br />Facebook Chat is one of the new additions in Windows Live Messenger, with the ability to talk to friends on Facebook without having to use a browser. Instant messages received from your Facebook contacts use the standard Messenger window, so your chats almost look identical to your real Messenger contacts', but you only have the ability to send text and emoticons. All your chats, including Facebook are now all grouped together in tabs, a much easier way to keep your contacts organized without having multiple windows flashing.<br /><b><i>New Designed Contact Window</i></b><br />The contact window hasn't changed very much over the last few years, but this version gives file sharing a whole new meaning. Now when you paste links or send photos, Windows Live Messenger will open up a file sharing window, allowing you both to view the image within your contact window. And Windows Live Messenger automatically embeds YouTube videos in the conversation window when you post a YouTube link, as long as both people are running 2011.<br /><b><i>Updated Emoticons</i></b><br />Windows Live Messenger has gone with the old emoticons that started with Windows Messenger back when Windows XP was first launched. The updated emoticons all have new designs and improved graphics for more detail, and some even have updated animations. Windows Live Messenger allows you to add your own personal emoticons, including animated ones, to send to your friends.<br /><b><i>Expended Options</i></b><br />There hasn't been much added to the option panel over last year's release, but the layout has been slightly tweaked and options moved around. Some options have been expanded to better customize your Messenger, as well as clearer explanations, to better understand the options you are configuring. Unfortunately, custom names have since been removed, and now only display your first and last name, which is editable from Windows Live profile.<br /><b><i>Greatly Improved Video Call Window</i></b><br />The interface for video has been completely revamped in Windows Live Messenger 2011. You might recall in earlier versions of Messenger, video calls were displayed inside large chromes within the conversation window. Moreover, video is now edge-to-edge so that you can see more of your friend, with no distractions. But of course you can still access all the rich sharing options and quickly add photos, web videos, and links to your video call. Show your pictures and see how your chat partner reacts.<br /><b><i>The Way to Record Windows Live Messenger Video Call</i></b><br />Even though the video call of Windows Live Messenger has changed a lot, there is no recording function yet. It is a shame that so many users are eager to be able to record MSN video call and save on the PC to share with their friends and family whenever they want. Here is a recorder tool called Camersoft MSN Video Recorder helping every user easily to record video call. You can learn more and free trial from Camersoft Studio website<br /><a href="http://www.camersoft.com">http://www.camersoft.com</a><br />This MSN Video Recorder is professional recorder software for Windows Live Messenger. It could record MSN webcam during video call with your friends or family and save as AVI video files on your PC or laptop. This Windows Live Messenger video recorder is very easy to use, only a few mouse clicks are needed to complete MSN recording work. Even better, Camersoft MSN Video Recorder is integrated with an advanced Video Converter component, which could be used to convert your recorded videos to all popular formats, such as MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MP3, AAC, etc. And it supports many portable players and mobile devices like: iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, Zune, iRiver, PSP, and so on. It must be very interesting and joyful that you can share the recorded videos with your friends and family.

on Mar 10, 2011 | Cycling

1 Answer

Can not get the web cam to work


Please follow the below Instructions
1 Take pictures independent of communications software on the Windows version of the netbook by using the webcam without connecting to networking software. Click the "Windows Start" menu and click "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" in the Programs list. The webcam application should open and the camera should produce an initial warmup image. Use the buttons on the control panel to adjust image size or take photos. 2 Use the Instant Messenger program on the Acer Linux-based laptop or netbook to work the webcam. The Acer Instant Messenger program is available in the Connect folder on the Acer laptop's desktop screen.
3 To send and receive live video and pictures using your webcam on an Acer laptop, work the webcam through individual communications software, including Skype, Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, or Google Video Chat. Open your selected communications software program and click the webcam button to work your webcam.
Thanks

Apr 02, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I cant find out how to use my webcam


If your Samsung NP-NC10 netbook is still using Windows XP, then Samsung provide a software application called Play Camera which you can download from the Samsung Support web site and use to view your web cam.

You can also use any Instant Messenger program that allows for sharing video chat using a web cam, such as Yahoo Messenger or Windows Live Messenger.

You can also use other third-party programs such as YawCam which is free to use and allows you to use and share your web cam.

Jan 01, 2012 | Samsung NC10-14GW Notebook

1 Answer

Deont know how to use my webcam


first you have to have the software to use it, most folks use the free windows live messenger, or yahoo messenger, AOL also has that capability. Skype is a free video telephone service that will allow you to do video calls to other people that have the skype installed on their computers. Some webcams come with software that allows you to take snapshots and make short movie/videos. Many websites (especially dating sites) will acitivte your webcam and allow you to make a video to share on the site, or you may even be able to live video chat with other people on the site if you choose. the cams can be a lot of fun and get you into a lot of trouble, have fun, but be careful. people can record what they see you doing.

Mar 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Only my webcam runs slow when im on windows live messenger 2009


HI,

Please reinstall your webcam drivers and then windows live messenger.This should fix the issue.

Let me know the result.

Thank you

Sep 12, 2009 | Logitech Webcam

1 Answer

VX-6000 is not recognized by Messenger or Windows Live


Have you tried to set up the webcam via yahoo or MSN. Go to the options menu and select webcam. It should ask you to select a device to use as your webcam. If it is available select your webcam and continue setup. You will have to do this with both yahoo and MSN

Jun 15, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam

3 Answers

Webcam not working with windows live messenger beta


You are Unable to Initiate a Video Call or Video Conversation in Windows Live Messenger after Upgrading to the Latest 2009 version (build 14.0.8050.1202)
Note: This information only applies for users who have the McAfee Site Advisor.

SYMPTOMS:

When trying to initiate a Video Call or Video Conversation in Windows Live Messenger 2009, one the following errors is encountered:

We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.
"Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x8ac70202)"
"Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x8ac70013)"

When trying to run the Audio Video Setup this error is encountered:

We are unable to run the Audio Video Setup

TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS:

This issue has been determined to be caused by a compatibility problem with Windows Live Messenger 2009 and the McAfee Site Advisor. McAfee is working on a patch to address this issue, but until it becomes available, you may try the posted workaround on their website at:
http://service.mcafee.com/faqdocument.aspx?id=TS100601


Solution found at:http://messenger-support.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!8B3F39C76A8B853F!14323.entry

Dec 31, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

4 Answers

Webcam has playback but does not work on MSN


I HAVE THE ANSWER FOR THE NEW WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER!!

at the top of Windows live messenger, u will see your name, and 'personal message'
if u go below that, you will see something saying: 'search contacts of the web' beside that u will see a gray person with a green PLUS on them.beside that there will be 2 'pictures' .
then...beside that you will see a ICON of a 'drop list' with a 'cursor' over it. CLICK ON THIS

a menu will drop down...

then....hover over 'tools'

then click on: "audio and video setup..."
check your speaker and microphone are working...click NEXT from the drop down list select the right webcam.

THEN click 'finish'

AND YOUR DONE!

then, to 'video call'...open up a chat window with whom u wish to call
click on VIDEO CALL

AND


ur done!!!

enjoy!

Nov 01, 2007 | Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 Webcam

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

40 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...