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  1. Download and install this latest version of Yahoo! Messenger 10.
  2. Verify that your computer has the latest versions of:
  3. Uninstall and re-install the software for your webcam. Go to How do I re-install my webcam? for instructions on how to re-install your webcam software.
  4. Check your webcam’s compatibility with Yahoo! Messenger. Go to How to Test Your Webcam for Compatibility with Yahoo! Messenger and follow the steps provided in the article.
  5. Use the Video and Voice Setup assistant to test your webcam, here’s how:
    1. Click the Yahoo! Messenger Help menu and select Set up Video and Voice.
    2. Go through the three step process to test your microphone, speakers, and webcam..

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How to use web cam in my yahoo ?


Hello,

You can use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the Messenger menu:

For Messenger 10 and above:

1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
2. Click the Actions menu, select More Actions, and then Invite to View My Webcam.

For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
  2. Click the Actions menu and select Invite to View My Webcam.

You can also use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the chat window:

For Messenger 10 and above:

1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
2. In the Conversation window, click the Actions menu, select More Actions, and then View Webcam.

For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
  2. In the Conversation window, click the Actions menu and select View Webcam.

If you still have any issues regarding this, please revert back. If it helped you resolve your query, then please rate my solution.

Sep 02, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Why does my webcam show a black screen?


Which version r u using? 8 or 9 beta?

1.for 9 beta:
*Can you see your cam clearly? I mean no black screen.
If your web-cam is having black screen, then you have to set it.
On main messenger screen:
click messenger
click connection
tick "connect directly to the internet"
click apply and ok.
Then open your cam and check if it working or not.
*Visit:

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

2*Follow the steps below to change your camera source.
Click "Messenger"
Click "My Webcam.
Click "Messenger" again.
Select "Preferences."
Click "Webcam."
Click "Camera Source."
Click the pull-down menu and select the camera you want to use.
Click "OK."

*Best is to visit following link:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

*Messenger 8 :

First, please check your connectivity settings within Yahoo! Messenger to make sure you're not connecting through a proxy server. Here's how:

Select " Yahoo! Messenger."
Select "Preferences."
Select "Connection."
Select "No Proxies."
Click "OK."
Close Yahoo! Messenger completely and start the program again. This should eliminate the error message.



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Apr 28, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Webcam did not work for yahoo messenger chat say webcam is not connected


In addition to the webcam set up you will need to check the support software -
1) Internet Explorer - IE is coded with Yahoo Messenger and responsible for most functions - Signing in, games, etc. You do not need to make it your default browser but keep it up to date and clean.
2) Microsoft DirectX . This comes pre-loaded on most Windows computers but has to be updated
To start the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click 'Start', click 'Run', type dxdiag in the Open box, and then click OK
Run through the tabs checking the 'notes' windows for information
The version will be shown on the 'Systems' tab
YAHOO MESSENGER WEBCAM SET UP
Plug in your webcam and visit this site - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.
Do not proceed if the camera fails to work here, but concentrate on your webcam software / drivers
http://www.testmycam.com/
Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to Yahoo Messenger 10.
COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER
You MUST use Internet Explorer to visit this page, with your webcam plugged in, to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control. Make sure your webcam broadcasts on this page before moving on
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...


CONFIGURE SOFTWARE
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.
Of all the chat programs, Yahoo is the most painful software to set up but if you follow these instructions you should be ok.
INTERNET CONNECTION
Webcam connected
Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK
TESTING
> Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start.
SET WEBCAM DEFAULT
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam Broadcast > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK
Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts
AUDIO
Open Video and Voice - run through your default equipment and make a test call - click OK

Feb 18, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Yahoo messenger 8 webcam not working


YAHOO MESSSENGER SET UP AND TIPS

Plug in your webcam and visit this site - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.
Do not proceed if the camera fails to work here, but concentrate on your webcam software / drivers

http://www.testmycam.com/

Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to Yahoo Messenger 10.

COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER

You MUST use Internet Explorer to visit this page, with your webcam plugged in, to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control. Make sure your webcam broadcasts on this page before moving on

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger10/webcam/mstacamtest.html

CONFIGURE SOFTWARE
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.
Of all the chat programs, Yahoo is the most painful software to set up but if you follow these instructions you should be ok.

INTERNET CONNECTION
Webcam connected
Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK

TESTING
> Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start. You should be rewarded at this stage with your happy smiling face.

SET WEBCAM DEFAULT
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam Broadcast > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK
Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts

AUDIO
Open Video and Voice - run through your default equipment and make a test call - click OK

PERMISSION OPTIONS
> Messenger > Preferences > Webcam - make your default equipment selections and who you will allow to view you > Apply > OK

IN USE
When you are both on line and wish to show your webcam > Actions > 'Invite to view my webcam'.
Messenger 10:- > Actions > More Actions > invite to view my webcam. This will launch an invitation on your contacts screen when they 'Accept' your webcam broadcast will start- There can be considerable time lag ( +1 minute) before they see you, so don't be too impatient ( You can check the status on the bottom left of your webcam panel. You can 'drag and drop' the frame to a convenient location by grabbing the top border.

Your contacts may need to configure their connection the same as INTERNET CONNECTION above (Ignoring webcam connected) if they get a "webcam not connected" message

Sometimes you may have to broadcast the 'small image' option from the 'Webcam' menu on the top of your image frames. This happens when one of you is down on resources -its like sending a large photo by email - its quicker if you cut the size down
you can zoom up to 200% from the same menu when the webcam picture comes through

Use the 'Always on top' option from the 'webcam' menu - or your image will disappear under the message window when you type a message

Jun 23, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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The problem i'm having is that that web cam wont opperate on messenger, it works fine normaly, it used to work fine, but it just wont acknowledge me anymore


Hello Friend, At the starting to set-up a webcam first, make sure your webcam driver is installed. Then plug-in your webcam and sign in to Yahoo! Messenger. If your webcam is not showing or shows a black screen instead, you need to check the "Camera Source" settings in Yahoo! Messenger. You have to follow the steps describing below:
  1. You have to click on the "Messenger" menu then in Messenger select the "My Webcam" menu.
  2. click on the "File" menu in the "My Webcam" window and then click on the "Preferences" menu.
  3. Just click on the "Camera Source" button.
  4. Select your webcam device from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the "OK" button to close Preferences window of Yahoo! Messenger.

After following all the steps if you still face the problem you have to check the connection settings. You can do that with following the steps below:
  • click on the "Messenger" menu in the main Yahoo! Messenger Window.
  • select the "Preferences" menu.
  • select "Connection" under "Category".
  • You have to ensure one of the following is selected for connectivity "No Proxies", "No network detection".
  • Just click on the "Apply" button then click "OK".
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  • Webcam Requirements for Yahoo Messenger Click here
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May 23, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Make sure all of your drivers are updated for the webcam and the sound card. To check the drivers go to the manufacturer's websites for each of these products. Also, make sure your yahoo messenger is updated and make sure that the Windows Live Essentials is updated to latest version. If this does not solve your problem, please let me know.

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Webcam not connecting to yahoo messenger


make sure that you dont have it opened in another window if you do it will say that and also try to update the drivers

Nov 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Webcam not connecting to yahoo messenger


!st, let me explain the problem more clearer, then I'll explain the solution.
Problem) My camera worked fine. Even when logging on to Yahoo messenger, i could still veiw myself when chatting. But when I clicked on the "broadcast" button, the "idle" status would change to "connecting" for a few seconds. Then the the following message would pop up, " The server is busy, Please close this window & try again in a few minutes".
Solution) In Yahoo messenger, click on "Messenger", scroll down & click on "preferences". In Category:, click on "connection". Make sure that "no proxies" is selected.

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Yahoo messenger - Webcam is not connected


You cannot access camera source until the webcam is running in Messenger - try setting it up from scratch
1) The webcam is working outside of Messenger
2) Reboot webcam by unplugging the USB connection and inserting it again - its important if its been used elsewhere and prior to chat.
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To find out what the requirements are for messenger webcams, check out the following.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger9/webcam/mstacamreq.html
Once you have your webcam working outside of Yahoo Messenger you have to configure it to messenger CONNECTION
Open messenger - on top toolbar > messenger > preferences > connection - select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the 2 lower boxes > apply > ok TESTING
> messenger > my webcam - warning panel will come on click 'ok' and your webcam will launch. DEFAULT
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK PERMISSION OPTIONS
>messenger > preferences > webcam - make your selections about who you will allow to view you
IN USE Your contacts may need to configure their connection the same as above or they may also get a "webcam not connected" message

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