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Making video how do i use the built in webcam to record a video of myself? dorinalm@yahoo.com.au

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  • TwindleFudge Mar 02, 2009

    i have the same problem, but when i try and connect, it doesn't seem to work :/ it says it's not plugged in but how do i connect a built in webcam :S?

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Hey cheekybum27,


If you have Windows XP, you can use Windows Movie Maker!

Start > All Programs > Windows Movie Maker

Just go to Capture from device, and voila! You can pick the webcam. You can also record sound if you have a mic.

-Chad

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How do i use my built in webcam


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An example of a device that has come a long way is the webcam. Originally, these devices were highly priced, slow and complicated to operate, but today webcams are easy to use, efficient and inexpensive. In some models, laptops even have a webcam built in. If you want to use a webcam to chat with family or friends, you don't have to be technically savvy. By following several simple steps, you'll be on your way to having fun with your webcam.

Plug your webcam's USB cable into a USB port and turn on your computer. Once the computer's operating system finds the camera, it will ask you if you want to install the driver. Click on "Yes" or "Install" and insert the installation disc that came with your camera when prompted. Wait for your webcam's software to finish installing. Access your webcam's settings once it's installed. Click on its icon on your desktop or access it through where it was installed in your computer. Adjust your webcam's settings by customizing the camera's resolution, speaker and microphone to your liking. This process will vary depending on your webcam, but usually you can access these settings through the "settings" menu. Other functions include being able to take still photos, recording "motion pictures" as well as doing audio captures. These settings will be displayed by obvious icons on the webcam's software menu. Features will vary depending on the type of webcam. Test the built-in microphone or use an external headphone set so you can also talk to other people via webcam. To test the microphone, simply run a "sound test." This can be accessed under the "settings" menu in the "sounds" section. Open a free account with Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, Windows Live or ICQ by going to their websites and installing the software. For instance, if you want to install Yahoo! Messenger, simply go to Yahoo.com and click on the "Messenger" link on the left side of the screen next to the "smiley face" icon, and install the software by clicking on the "Download Now" tab and following the instructions. Invite other friends to your chat. Voice over IP software services such as Yahoo! Messenger, Skype and Windows Live have integrated features that allow you to converse with other people while seeing each other through the webcam. Invite friends by opening the chat software you are using and clicking on the "add new contact" or "add" option and typing the person's email or User ID in the blank box. Wait for the other person to accept your invitation. Once you see the person listed under your contacts, right-click and select the "video call" or "video chat" option. This will vary depending on the software you are using, but the process is similar regardless of the software you decide to use.
Use a Built-In Webcam b> Open Yahoo Messenger and select "My Webcam" from the "Messenger" menu. This will bring up a window showing what your webcam sees. To invite one of your contacts to view your webcam, right-click on them in your contacts list and choose "Invite to View My Webcam" from the "More Actions" area of the pop-up menu. Your contact will receive an invitation to view your webcam. Open Skype and select a contact you'd like to call. Skype will automatically detect that you have a webcam attached to your computer and give you the option to place either a voice-only or a video call to the contact. Choose "Video call" and your contact will be able to see and hear you. Open Picasa and select the webcam icon to the right of the "Import" button. A window displaying a view from your webcam will pop up. Click the "Record" button to begin recording a video or the camera icon to take a snapshot.
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/ b> http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/

Feb 17, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S7442 Notebook

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I go to youtube to try to record a video from the built-in webcam and it says it cannot find a webcam.


Are you sure it's possible to capture/record youtube using your built-in webcam? I am afraid and no one has ever done it yet. It's possible with software like camstudio, but it's not possible. Just imagine, you webcam is facing towards you and how could you capture the video running on your computer monitor/screen?
There are several softwares but I have never come across a software which can capture both video and audio at the same time. In the same way CamStudio doesn't support both video and audio, it only supports video and we use mic to record the sound or use audio editor software with Stereo Mix to record the sound while the video is playing, later we edit to create the video with it's sound. If you want to download, you can visit CamStudio.org (click here to visit), it's a freeware.

I hope your webcam has no problem with yahoo messenger or skype etc.. if you have please let me mentioning the problem and make sure it's detected in the My Computer or in the Device Manager.

[Alternatively you can download Youtube video from this site; getyoutubevideo.com]

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Jul 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Yahoo Webcam Broadcast


you can't do that..
but if you want to share your pre-recorded clips you can upload them to youtube first and then send a link to the one you want to show your video

upload your videos here www.youtube.com

Apr 11, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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How do I get to my webcam in my acer laptop d150 i like to be able to make a icon for the webcam on my desktop , so i can adjust the settings in it as well , as au moment i do not even know were it is or...


Read this FAQ from ACER:
How to use the built-in webcam? The integrated webcam can be used by third-party applications such as Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, Skype etc. Use the webcam button in the messenger software and it will automatically turn on and start the webcam.
Select models of Acer netbooks also ship with a program "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam". This program will enable the webcam immediately after startup and can be used to take pictures and record video.

For our Linux-based netbook, you can find the Instant Messenger program in the "Connect" section on the desktop . Additional software like Skype, are available through our special website for the Aspire One netbook. Within the "Fun" section of your Linux desktop, you will find a program called "Webcam" which can be used to test the built-in webcam.


Look for "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" entry in the programs menu, then right click on the program icon and click on "Send to the desktop as a shortcut".

Sep 30, 2009 | Acer Aspire One D150-1587 Netbook

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I need to know how this works


yes you can record your vidio with your vidio recorder software.

if you want to see yyour self on cm on internet you can use yahoo mesanger .
Sign in in yahoo messanger then you can invite your friend email id to see your self on cam.

Aug 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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How do I use the built in webcam for a video in a phone conversation


You'll need to use a software that has video conferencing capabilities. There are some that are specific to video meetings like oovoo or you can use IM software. I know that Yahoo Chat allows for video chatting, I've done this on my HP laptop with my sister. Facebook has a video link option, I've never used that one though so I don't know if it allows you to record using Facebook or if you have to upload a video already recorded.

Apr 29, 2009 | HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC

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How do I record a video and then save to upload to Youtube?


you nid software to do this..download free software and install it to your pc.

Feb 13, 2009 | Sony VGPUVC100 VAIO Webcam

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My webcam


Go somewhere like BlogTV, Yahoo, or wherever you plan to use the camera, and it Should be in the list of cameras when you start the streaming of your camera, I recommend BlogTV.com if you plan to make recorded videos, or just go live.

Nov 24, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Acer crystal eye webcam


look up debut video capture. it a free down load. lets you use your acer web cam to record video and everything. has some other things you can install with it but I chose just to use the video capture.

Dec 10, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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