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My webcam will only let me do video calls

On msn, it lets me just send my cam but then it all crashes and wont load, then after it wont let me just send it it says i can only have video calls, which don't always work. Help me coz its stressing me out PLEASE =D ?

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Hello, 
I would recommend you aMsn instead, Open Source and works well with webcam

Posted on May 29, 2009

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