My web camera won't work with skype or msn mesenger at my home but will work on a different network. I had my laptop changed from vista to XP then back to vista so i dont have the web camera toolbar.
I've tried looking at audio and visual, under tools but that hasn't worked either it says 'Default - Chicony USB 2.0 Camera. Cannot connect to this webcam'. But i dont think thats what my web camera is, iv got a Toshiba Satellite Pro A330D.
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Re: Web camera wont work
Step 1: The "Tools" menu of Windows Live Messenger
1. Recover Windows Live Messenger in our software if you do not have it yet. 2. Start the installation of the software. 3. Once this is done, go to the Tools menu software.
In this menu, two links are important in order to properly configure your camera:"Setting audio and video" and "Parameters of the webcam."This is the first that we will discuss first and foremost, the second used primarily to adjust the parameters of the image in the secondary stage but we are dealing with. Launch therefore setup wizard and click on "Next".
Step 2: The setting of loudspeakers
1. Select your hardware in the menu. 2. Check the box if you use a helmet. 3. Test finally your sound output in order to adjust the volume.
It is possible that you find in the menu several choices. That means you have several elements in your computer capable of transmitting sound, a dedicated card and your motherboard, for example. In this case, make sure to select well the correct input, what you quickly verify the test by loudspeakers.
Step 3: At the turn of the microphone
1. Select your sound source. 2. Start talking to your microphone. 3. Observe the cursor, if it moves, your microphone is working.
Two remarks on the stage configuration. On the one hand, if your camera has no microphone, you must go through a device that you must annex plug into the pink on your sound card. On the other hand, if your mouse does not work, you may have selected the wrong input device sound. Take particular care in this setting and not leave this page only when the cursor s'agitera, indicating that your voice is recognized by the software.
Step 4: Turning finally to the image
1. Specify this time the source of the video. 2. Observe the window of return: if your setup is satisfactory, your image should appear. 3. Adjust the frame rendering through the "Option" button.
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if the web cam is bult into the laptop/pc it will have a program to use it, or it will start atomaticly on a program like skype or msn. If it is a web cam you plug in via usb port it will start up when you press video call on msn skype or eney program that uses web cames
If the web cam is working normally with other web cam applications but MSN then it's required to configure MSN to use the web cam. Please follow the steps given below to configure MSN to use the web cam.
(i) Please ensure that the web cam is turned ON. (ii) Then, double click the MSN icon and log on. (iii) Click on the Tools menu, then click on the audio/video tuning wizard. Then, click Next to start the wizard. (iv) On the first wizard page, under Camera, click the web cam then click Next.
Performing all the above steps will configure MSN to use with the web cam. In order to start a video conversation, follow the steps given below after signing in MSN: (a) Click Action, then point to audio/video. (b) Then, click start a video conversation. (c) Select a contact from "My contacts" page then OK.
See section B. YahooMessenger 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.
hi, i had the same prob and i tried everything, then i noticed it was nothing to do with my web cam it was windows, the new virsion some how does not support web cams the only way to sort it is to downgrade to an older virson of windows mesenger, i did and my web cam is working a treat, i would rather have the old virson anyway