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Live Cam 3000VX sound problems

Three of us are united in this problem.In a two way video conversation we get good video both ways, but sound only one way.  It appears to be random who gets the sound.  We have tried installing - uninstalling.  We have checked the sound and video functions on both ends.  We have put the Cameras on different computers.  two are running XP home, one is running Vista - both have the same problem.  Occasionally, we will get the sound and video both ways - that also appears to be random, as nothing different was done.  Is this a port problem? It's exasperating to say the least.  It also happens when two cameras are VX 3000 and when one camera is Logitech, and when two cameras are Logitech

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    Hi, i am getting the same problem with the Live Cam 3000VX. I can recieve sound but the person i am talking to cant hear me. I brought it back and they said it is working properly in the shop but doesnt seem to work for me at home. Any ideas what is happening?



    Cheers.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    Yes, worked fine for first couple times but now only video works. Voice is very faint and warbly - not clear. Have been totally unable to solve. Help!

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The asker does not state if the webcam is hooked up to a laptop with a built in mic or a desktop with another mic installed.( headset ?) In both cases the webcam mic has to be nominated as default

You need to nominate your webcam mic as default

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

Restart computer

CONFIGURE TO YOUR CHAT PROGRAM

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Normal 0 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 set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger 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.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You 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

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