My mic doesn't work in conjuction with the video camera. when i try to use my webcam, i cannot hear the other person, and i cannot be heard by the other person. furthermore, i cannot adjust the volume slider because it is grayed out. (the video quality is fine it is just silent). and i know the mic works because when i make call on msn messenger (without the video--just the call function), the mic works fine. by the way, my Logitech camera is a QCam Connect with a built-in mic. please help. thanks
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Make sure your webcam mic is set as the default mic Plug in the webcam
Typical audio set up
Laptop with mic x webcam with mic x Vista x Yahoo Messenger 10 If you have an earlier OS, you may have to access your hardware from the Control Panel.
TEST SPEAKERS Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel Select "Playback Devices" The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible Right click on the volume graph and click "Test" Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard
SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC Click "Recording" tab. To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties" In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK' Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later) Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays
CONFIGURE TO YAHOO MESSENGER
Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK
Click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Video and Voice
have a Dell 1545 with Dell web cam central & I've had this issue.
The problem is that Dell web cam central installs it's own microphone
settings onto your laptop called something like Dell web cam Live!. This
isn't the built in microphone in my laptop & maybe not yours
either. You have to change the settings for your computer system &
Dell web cam central. Go to start> control panel> sound>
recording .. on mine there is an option for Microphone "High Definition
Audio Device" ... that is the built in mic. You want that for your
default & apply it. Also .. as a side note .. I disabled the web cam central Live! microphone completely from this window. Then open Dell web cam central & go to the
"Record Video's" option. In the middle of this is an orange button with a
video camera icon. Next to this on the same button is a little arrow
pointing down .. click that. Under microphone .. choose Microphone "High
Definition Audio Device" just like the sound option in control panel.
I've done this & it's completely fixed. I can record videos with
sound & use my built in mic in voice/video chat.
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.
To install Windows Live Messenger, double click on this site
to download then install.(http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html
) Windows Live Messenger:
you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the
square on top left next to the red X.
on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show
Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
“TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the
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
1.Check whether your cam has built in mic. 2.if then connect the mic signal cable to the MIC in connector in your sound card. 3.if your webcam doesnt support MIC functions. Connect the head phone with mic to mic/audio slot 4.if you have already connected Mic. then the problem with the sound card settings in the instant messenger menu. 5. Specify proper sound card manufacturer in the audi settings found in the preferences or options or settings menu in IM software. thank you !
Check that your mic is not dissabled in the volume properties, but also check that your instant messenger is set to recognise sound and audio.
The best thing to do is to try recording a short video in windows movie maker 2 to check the cam is working ok