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Latest Windows live messenger won't let me use my webcam

I have a GE MiniCam Pro 98756 The new Windows Live Messenger version 2009 won't let me run a set up for audio/video for this cam. However, the icon of an available cam appears on the chat window. When I try to start a video conference I get the following error: Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x8ac70013)
When I want to show my cam I get the following error: We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.
When I go to

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    Don't have that particular webcam but with the new messinger it won't let me use the webcam thats built into my laptop. I get the same error message.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    wen u clik on ur little webcam next to your pic on a convo it wnt let me press show my webcam but wen i start a video call people can hear me but on wer my webcam is supposed 2 be it has a picture of a webcam with a little red 'X' next 2 it

  • tml0609 Mar 24, 2009

    Basically I'm having the same problem, my laptop is days old and the new camera won't work at all. Same error messages and all.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    its nothing to do with the camera - i have my built in camera and it works on Skype and on its own camera software - it even works when im in the messengers audio and video setup - but not when actually using it properly...

  • Haisys Mar 28, 2009

    i'm on desktop, and i have the latest windows live messenger aswell.
    sometimes, it shows that it works but when i unplug it and plug it back in, it doesn't let me click on "show my webcam". but when i try to tune it via audio and webcam steup and sign out of msn, it doesn't let me sign back in. it only signs me back in when i unplug it :S

  • tml0609 Mar 28, 2009

    I don't know about the rest of you all but along with the error messages that pop up when I try to turn my webcam on I get a message messenger won't allow me to run audio/visual setup.



    It won't allow me to turn my webcam on without telling me that messenger is unavailable.



    The camera works just fine on yahoo messenger. I even uninstalled and then reinstalled the camera and messenger, same deal.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    SAME!



    and its pissing annoying, ive had to downgrade MSN

  • dancestudio1 May 11, 2010

    It is the setup in Messenger that won't work!!!

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Normal 0 See section C. Windows LiveMessenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your familyand friends so they have there computer setup properly.
Web Camera’s have to besetup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up tobroadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order forthe 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 tosee and her to you.

C. Windows LiveMessenger:
Go to thissite http://download.live.com/?sku=messengerand download 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 andvideo should work. Enjoy.

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

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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