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1. Install the software. When prompted, install Windows Live™ Messenger (recommended).

2. When prompted during software Setup, connect the webcam to your computer.

3. To open the webcam lens, push in. To close, push in again.

4. Position the webcam on your portable computer, and then rotate the lens to point toward your subject.

5. To make a call by using Windows Live Messenger, press the Call button.

6. Start > All Programs > Microsoft LifeCam > LifeCam Help

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My Logitech webcam won't connect via skype.


can do one thing,, just uninstall the windows live messenger ,, once, and check with the skype,, then try installing windows live messenger....see whether it works..

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How do i record a live video with my \webcam


     There are alot of free and low cost applications you can use to record live videos, however the most basic one comes with Windows ME/XP/Vista. You can use Windows Movie Maker and go to its Capture video dialog, where 99% of USB Webcams (these include built-ins) are detected and used.

     Sometimes the performance of the built in cameras can be somewhat mediocre at their default settings, so I usually suggest going to the properties of your camera first and making sure you optimize your quality vs. framerate to give you the most desirable image. Good luck!

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Labtec Webcam - works in Yahoo, not in Live Msgr


Normal 0 See section C. Windows Live Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have there 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:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

C. Windows Live Messenger:
Go to this site http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger and download Windows Live Messenger.

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. 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.
Hope this helps. Bud


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Webcam not working


Windows Messenger is pretty much hit and miss. I have a built in webcam on my laptop. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. There's no real fix to this problem, just cross your fingers. Restarting your computer works sometimes but not always.

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Built in Microphone doesn't work in AIM, Windows Live Messanger


You would be surprised at how many people don't realize that each application has it's own configuration screen.

It's not the end-users fault - like you said... the instructions could be a BIT more clear.

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Using new Satallite P200-1EE, webcam is not connected message with Yahoo Messenger


I'm using a Toshiba satellite notebook A200, which I faced the same problem like you saying my built- in webcam cannot operate after I clicked on the drop down list from the windows live messenger to have a webcam conversation. Another program is running the webcam at startup. That program is called Camera Assistant Software which is the conflicting software. Therefore I closed this software and I'm able to use my webcam again in my webcam conversation in windows live messenger. I hope this information will help you.Good Luck!

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I HAVE THE ANSWER FOR THE NEW WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER!!

at the top of Windows live messenger, u will see your name, and 'personal message'
if u go below that, you will see something saying: 'search contacts of the web' beside that u will see a gray person with a green PLUS on them.beside that there will be 2 'pictures' .
then...beside that you will see a ICON of a 'drop list' with a 'cursor' over it. CLICK ON THIS

a menu will drop down...

then....hover over 'tools'

then click on: "audio and video setup..."
check your speaker and microphone are working...click NEXT from the drop down list select the right webcam.

THEN click 'finish'

AND YOUR DONE!

then, to 'video call'...open up a chat window with whom u wish to call
click on VIDEO CALL

AND


ur done!!!

enjoy!

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