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Using Jazz DV-179 as WEBCAM on MSN Messenger

Having a small problem getting this camera to work as a webcam on msn. I have installed the cam and went thru msn setup. When I send my cam to an msn contact it starts up and gets to the point where I can see myself but the other contact see nothing. This happens with all my contacts not just one. then after a few seconds of seeing myself it closes and the camera turns off

I have also tried using different USB plugins.

My ideas??

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  • kelise Mar 09, 2008

    Whenever I hit the record/play button it should automatically give me the pc camera mode however a **tice shows up that microscoft does **t have the scanning capability for this specific device; and offers ** options; therefore ** ability to use the web cam? Please advise.

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