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Microsoft LifeCam VX500 video interface w/Skype

Although I can get video (of myself) when I access the LifeCam, when I activate a video call w/Skype, the video shuts down and I can only transmit audio not video.  ( I can receive the audio/video from the other end.)
Is this a cross/platform problem (Mac to PC) or something else?
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    I didnt even get that far.. i installed it and when i wanted to use it on yahoo (which it apparently supports) it tells me the pic size is wrong..or such.

    HELP!

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For Skype - It might be that it needs to be setup or re set up.
Skype/ Tools/ Video - Check your settings for webcam are present.

For Yahoo, I'm not sure if its the same problem - but re-check the setup in Video/ Audio Settings.

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