When my sister from houston wants me to view her on the webcam and she sends it to me for me to view it shuts off and ays connetion problem while connecting to server. I used to see her before but now it doesnt open at al.
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To check your webcam, open messenger on the toolbar at the top >
messenger > my webcam > this should open a warning panel - read
and click 'ok'.this will launch your webcam and show you as other
people will view you. You can also use the webcam icon as a shortcut
If all is ok, when your contact is on line and you want them to see
your webcam go to toolbar > actions > invite to view my webcam.
if your contact wants you to view them they will send you an invite
click on the blue "accept"
also check your connection
>messenger>preference>connection> select no proxies - check
internet connection and country are correct >apply > ok ..
I am sorry that I need you to clarify, but it's not possible to help you troubleshoot without knowing with which program you are chatting with your sister. Skype or Yahoomessenger or Gtalk or etc... and I also need the installed operating system on your desktop. If possible, let me know the system configuration to let me help you diagnose the issue in a better and easier steps.
Thanks and awaiting.
yes. She will be able to see you on her screen even though she does not have a camera. the best site for this is Yahoo messenger. As long as you both have a yahoo messenger screen name just log on and then you send her an invite to view you. She responds and your camera view will appear on her screen. Joe
A 'Webcam not connected' message indicates that the webcam failed to connect to the internet. There may be a variety of reasons, but try this: Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts OK - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.
Having proved your cam is capable of broadcasting, you can configure it to the Yahoo Messenger software.
COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER Use Internet Explorer to visit this page to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control
CONFIGURE SOFTWARE Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager. Of all the chat programs, Yahoo is the most painful software to set up but if you follow these instructions you should be ok.
INTERNET CONNECTION Webcam connected Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK
TESTING > Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start. You should be rewarded at this stage with your happy smiling face.
SET WEBCAM DEFAULT With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts
PERMISSION OPTIONS > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam - make your selections ( who you will allow to view you) > Apply > OK
IN USE When you are both on line and wish to show your webcam > Actions > 'Invite to view my webcam'. This will launch an invitation on your contacts screen when they 'Accept' your webcam broadcast will start- There can be considerable time lag ( +1 minute) before they see you, so don't be too impatient ( You can check the status on the bottom left of your webcam panel. You can 'drag and drop' the frame to a convenient location by grabbing the top border. Your contacts may need to configure their connection the same as INTERNET CONNECTION above - less the reference about connecting a webcam, or they may get a "webcam not connected" message