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Will++ not switch on and when it does there is no image on live messenger

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Check your webcam here by clicking on 'Allow' in top window and see if webcam broadcasts in left hand window
http://www.testmycam.com/
If thats OK you need to configure your cam to WLM
Open Windows Live Messenger
Open Menu > Tools > Audio and Video set up - set mic as default and test > Next - set webcam as default and then trim quality in 'Settings' > Finish

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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I installed Windows Live Messenger to run my lifecam. Then I found out about SKYPE, and switched. Do I still need The Live Messenger running - it is slowing me down, I think.


Hello,

If you want to use just skype, you do not need to keep the Live Messenger running, you can turn it off

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Lucas

Jul 07, 2011 | Skype IM

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Webcam is installed on my computer, how do you use the live messenger features so you can see the other person. Is there a user manual that tells you


make sure you have the Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 latest software installed check it here
then make sure you have windows live messenger 8.0 and up
if you comply with this simple press the button on top of the cam
the one with the phone draw (#4) in the image inserted in the link
that should start the video conference menu from live messenger.

Aug 27, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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No image on my DCS-6620


Not sure what image you are looking for on the browsers.

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

http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/

set it up as follows:
Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
Then click on the Video Settings.
The camera, if Installed Properly, it will come up and show a video picture.
Then, on the bottom of the page click save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and hear you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger

http://www.soft32.com/download_30.HTML

set it up as follows:
Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
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:

http://download.live.com/Messenger

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

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger:

http://dashboard.aim.com/aim

On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
Next click on Enhanced IM.
Then click on Audio Video.
The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and video camera installed in you computer.
The Audi Video drop downs are
Microphone
Speaker
Camera
The audio and camera should function now.
Additional information to use with VIM settings.
Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings:
In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window. If you are currently
Participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display: You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM
Conversation before running setup. Would you like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button.
2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working
Properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Notes:
The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button.
The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly.
Follow the on-screen prompts.
images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the
Picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends.
Hope this helps. Bud


Apr 28, 2010 | D-Link DCS-6620 Network Camera

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Blurry image with webcam in Yahoo IM


See section B. Yahoo Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.

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

http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/

set it up as follows:
Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
Then click on the Video Settings.
The camera, if Installed Properly, it will come up and show a video picture.
Then, on the bottom of the page click save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and hear you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger

http://www.soft32.com/download_30.HTML

set it up as follows:
Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
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:

http://download.live.com/Messenger

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

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger:

http://dashboard.aim.com/aim

On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
Next click on Enhanced IM.
Then click on Audio Video.
The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and video camera installed in you computer.
The Audi Video drop downs are
Microphone
Speaker
Camera
The audio and camera should function now.
Additional information to use with VIM settings.
Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings:
In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window. If you are currently
Participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display: You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM
Conversation before running setup. Would you like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button.
2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working
Properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Notes:
The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button.
The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly.
Follow the on-screen prompts.
images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the
Picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends.
Hope this helps. Bud

Apr 13, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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My webcam image is upside down on massenger....How can i fix it ?


Windows Live Messenger Camera Image Upside Down(Iinversed Image) is the issue.You have probably tried to debug the problem with no result. Every information you found on the internet or what you were told to do yielded no benefit. You restart your computer depressing F8 to see if in safe mode things can be alright yet there is no difference from the normal system mode. This prolem has something to do with your system camera driver you installed or perhaps there is no cam driver installed in your system. Sometime it can be caused by the inverse system tool incorporated into the windows live messenger video section. Nevertheless, the best way to get your video image upright is as follows:

STEP I

Uninstall any cam driver you installed in the system before(for those of you who have tried everything possible yet with no result).Also uninstall the windows live messenger from your system

STEP II

Goto google search engine and type ccleaner and download it to clean the system and fix the registry editor.

STEP III
Get your cam drive ready for installation. For those of you who doesn't have a cam drive you can go to google search engine to download possible one that is compactible with your system.

STEP IV

Run the installation wizard of the cam driver and install it.

STEP V

Download windows live messenger from the internet .

STEP VI

Check your webcam or rather the video section of your windows live messenger if is upright now.

NB: If the video image is still upside down you will have to check you cam driver installed in the sytem from the control panel and untick inverse.

Jan 02, 2010 | ASUS F3Jc Notebook

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Cannot resize webcam images


Hi

First you install power toy from Microsoft then find resizer in micrsoft tools u must install then u can resize any pic with right click

Harry

Jul 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Fuzzy and dark


What model camera do you have? Have you installed the latest device drivers for your operating system from logitechs website?
Is the picture quality the same on a different messenger ie: windows live/ yahoo? Try this and let me know.

May 07, 2009 | Logitech QuickCam Messenger Web Camera

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How do I correct an upside-down image?


Normal 0 Try this, while the computer is running, unplug the camera from the USB Port , wait a few seconds and then plug it back in. I have fixed several cmaeras that were upside down that had the same problem by doing this.
Worth a try.
Hope this helps. Bud

Mar 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Cristal eye not supporting yahoo messenger vedio chatting


This usually happens when the cam is still being used by another application. Go to Task Manager and see if windows live messenger is still running. If so close it in Task Manager then try to run the cam again in yahoo messenger.

Mar 08, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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