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It software says, used by another program even there is none

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Double click on this site http://download.cnet.com/SplitCam/3000-2348_4-10500269.html
And then click on Download Now (3.5MB)

  1. Install Splitcam saying yes to everything during installation including the any warnings.

    2. Then run the Splitcam program by double clicking the downloaded program.

    3. Clicked on "Video" at the bottom right of the program window and selected your cmera.

Note: This will result in your camera being switched on and viewable in the
SplitCam program.

4. Opened up Skype (or other messengers) and go to "Tools" then "Options" then "Video settings."

5. Also setup your “Audio” while you are there.

6. Selected "SplitCam Capture" as my webcam, then click on save.

7. Webcam image will appeared in Skype or what ever messenger you are using.

Hope this Helps. Bud

Posted on May 01, 2009

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