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Are you using the Sony Webcam companion? If not ou can download the application from Sony Vaio website. ( Sony Web Cam Companion ). If you are trying to use skype or any other video messaging software:
Try to check if there are other video chat application running in the background of your computer. Open the system configuration utility (Windows key + R > msconfig ) then go to the Startup Tab. Uncheck all application that is related to video chat and leave the preferred video chat software active (checked). Restart the computer and viola! You can now use your webcam for video chat.
Yes, you can use your web cam in any form of chatting. For example, install yahoo messenger and use it when video chatting. Activate yoi webcam by viewing my webcam icon. and it will display your image. For your chatmate to view. Invite him to view your webcam and you can not start video chatting
Here are the steps to use web cam on MSM:-
Log in to your account at the MSN Web site.
Locate the "Webcam" icon underneath your display picture.
Click the "Webcam" icon.
Select "Send My Webcam" to the person that you want to send your video to.
Wait for your chat partner to accept your Webcam invitation. Once he or she accepts it, your live video feed will begin.
Finish sending the video feed by clicking the "Webcam" icon once again.
Open the MSN Messenger program on your computer.
Show or Hide Your Webcam
Open MSN Messenger on your computer.
Click the "Tools" menu and then select "Options" from the drop-down list.
Locate the "Personal" link and click it with your mouse.
Find the "My Webcam" area and either select or de-select next to where it says "Allow Others to See That I Have a Webcam." This is handy for letting those in your chat list know whether you can have a video chat with them--whether or not they have Webcams.
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1. Please check my computer, you should be having a camera icon available. 2. once you are connected to yahoo or MSN, you may start the web cam from the chat software itself 3. to enable the webcam chat, initiate the chat and then click on the camera symbol which is available on the messenger window. 4. if you do not have the icon in my computer please re-install the drivers.
Did you have software installed to use the WebCam? You need software to run the WebCam. Install the web cam software in your laptop. Look in your program folder to locate webcam software. Then you access the web cam through this software. you also use this web cam in chatting.
hi, if its a built in cam , then the driver disk will take care nof it, now for chatting, u just need to open the chat applet, there you can find or go to "My Web Cam" that doed not need any software for video chat, most of the chatt applets are smart to locate your system web cam.. let me know