I am trying to use the webcam with windows messenger to have a "conversation" with someone....it shows that it is trying to connect with the other person's computer but all either of us see is a black background....I am not sure that I have microphone built into my laptop and will likely need to buy one, but the video/picture cam should still work. Would this be a security block on either end or what? I have a Labtec WebCam 6.0.2
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Position your webcam where you want it. Most people choose to position it directly on top of the computer monitor, because this area is closest to the face and provides the most intimate view of the subject. Set up an account with Yahoo!. This is a site that allow webcam users to communicate with one another. To set up an account, click on "Create an Account" on the main screen. You are asked to enter your name, birthdate, a screen name and a password that you will use for the account Download Yahoo! Messenger by going to the Yahoo! Messenger website and clicking "Download." Click "Save" to save the Messenger program to your computer. Wait for the program to download. Click "Run" to install Messenger on your computer. A Yahoo! Messenger icon will be installed on your computer's desktop. Double-click on the icon, and Yahoo! Messenger loads. Log in to your account by typing in your selected screen name and password and clicking "Submit." Connect your webcam with Yahoo! Messenger by clicking on the "Create and Update" tab on your Yahoo! Messenger software. Choose "Site tools" and "Webcam." Select "Start Your Webcam." Your webcam is now connected to your Yahoo! Messenger software, and you are ready to communicate with others by using your webcam. Use your webcam. Select "Webcam Upload" and "Broadcast" on Yahoo! Messenger. A webcam window will appear on your computer screen. To share what you are seeing on your webcam with other Yahoo! Messenger users, click on "Chat" and type in the screen name of the user you wish to communicate with. Click "Submit." A new window will open to chat with the other user. Click on the video icon on your chat window to allow the other user to see your webcam. To continue or stop broadcasting, either keep the Webcam window open or close it to stop broadcasting.
No, Skype is just one of several VOIP applications that let you do video chat.
If you were just interested in video chatting instead of making calls, you can also use programs like Yahoo messenger, Google chat, AOL instant messenger.
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the web cam should have a driver to allow it to communicate with the PC ....after the driver ( the CD from the seller ) was installed ..just plug the camera ...and let the PC find it ..and all after is proper installed and all the things are OK ...the main use for it is to make video audio calls in MSN messenger ...or Yahoo messenger Skype ...etc all you have to do is to click the camera button from the conversation window ...and the other person receives an info for your intention ...in that moment you already see yourself in a window second ...you can use it to make capture like a picture or a/v movies ...using the AM cap feature from the start menu ...( all programs)
I have tried everything to put music on my digital cam with mp3 player and it will show me that there is music on it and then when I got to play the music I get a folder pop up with a red exclamation mark on it. and it won't play music can someone help me please?
When I was using a video camera as a web cam using Netmeeting, I found out a few things which may help. Once the connection is made, the settings from the other end play a part in the reproduction at your end.
I.E. the image you are seeing at your end once connected to someone is actually their image, not yours. So what is really wrong is that their image is not appearing on your screan. Also, the size that they have selected controls the size of your displayed image etc.
Have you tried connecting to other people or only one. The problem may be at the other end.