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No video I have a Microsoft Lifecam vx-3000 pack. I gave my son one and his works just fine. But when I try to make a video call with him, he can see me and himself but I can not see him or myself but I can here him. It seems like my computer doesn't reconize mine but when I just open Lifecam it comes up and I see a video of myself.

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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/Bud )

  1. Log on to SKYPE and do the following.
  2. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  3. Then click on the Video Settings.
  4. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  5. 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.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.
Hope this helps. Bud


Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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