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Cannot get effects to show on Skype

I just bought a microsoft vx 3000 webcam & cannot get the effects to show while using Skype. Is is only possible in Windows Live?

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You have to use Skype's effects.

Camera Effects on Skype are available but is only a trial version and then if you like it you have to pay to continue to
use it. Called "Magic Camera"
Go to thei site: https://extras.skype.com/1915/view (Note: You will have to copy and paste it in your ADDRESS BAR and
then HIT ENTER.
Also you can get Skype "Video Skins" at
https://extras.skype.com/1899/view and its FREEWARE, "Apply animated video effects over your video while you making
video calls."
Hope this is of some help. Bud

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SKYPE DO NOT WORK IN MY CAMER MICROSOFT LIFE CAMER VX-1000 why SKYPE לא עובד עם...


Visit the Microsoft hardware support page
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE&type=LifeCam&sku=68A-00001
Fill in the details and click 'GO'
Click on the link:-
"Microsoft LifeCam Readme and Troubleshooting Information"
All the information you require should be found here, Including the latest software to download and Customer Support
Check out any additional software you have to download as well as the Lifecam.

Before you go into Skype - unplug your webcam for a few seconds to reboot the software and only use the Skype software to launch your webcam

Aug 20, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam

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I have the vx-3000. My contacts cannot see me using SKYPE. Is this lifecam compatible with SKYPE?


When using Skype let the skype software do all the work - do not preview your image by using the Lifecam software

Aug 15, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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LifeCam VX-3000, not working wqith Skype


I believe that this camera is NOT supported by Skype.

Mar 29, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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I am using a Microsoft Lifcam VX-5000. I like the effects but I can't get them to work in Skype. Is it possible?


You have to install effects that have been approved by Skype. Other manufactures effects will not work.

Copy and paste this site into your ADDRESS BAR and hit ENTER.

Magic Camera and Video Skins at: https://extras.skype.com/categories/2/good/effects

After after downloading and installation the EFFECTS will work in Skype.
Hope this is of some help. Bud

Jan 12, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Initialization error


Test your webcam here by hitting "Allow" in top window and assessing your webcam in left hand panel.
If it works here, you know the hardware is OK. Now you have to configure it to any program you want to use it in
SkypeIf you have problems when you use your webcam device in Skype, you may have to configure the audio and video setting in Skype. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Skype.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
  4. Select your LifeCam device as the default microphone. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  5. In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
  6. Select your LifeCam device as the default Webcam. For example, select Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Test LifeCam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site: http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)


I do not know the second program ( explorer express) but there will be a similar arrange for making your Hardware default

Aug 27, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Microsoft Lifecame VX 3000 and SKYPE not working together


If there was a cd with the camera load the software.

Start Skype, click on Tools, click on options.
Click on video settings.

You should see yourself on the screen.

Jun 24, 2009 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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