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If you've installed your webcam, you must make sure it is set as default. When you click on video chat, make sure yahoo is set to use default device.

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I don't know how to access my webcam


Hello:
For the majority of webcam uses, you would use a separate program that accesses the webcam. Examples include: If you only want to record videos and take pictures, you can use Windows Live Movie Maker. You can download it at http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other

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How do i turn on my webcam?


Hello,

First, make suer you have the camera drivers installed.

Here's how you can use the camera with Yahoo messenger, for instance:

Head to the Yahoo home page, turn on Yahoo Messenger using the 'Messenger' link and log in using your account name and password. You'll need to create an account if you haven't done so already (see Resources below).

Click the 'Messenger' followed by the 'Start My Webcam' option. This will load your webcam, and is among the ways you can get your webcam to begin broadcasting.

Click on the camera icon that appears in a chat window while you are talking to a friend

Click on a contact from your Contact List, then click 'Invite to View My Webcam.' This opens a new IM window with your webcam active.

Click the 'View Webcam' link while talking to others in IM. This will allow you to see their webcams.

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How do you get to the webcam?


Hello:
For the majority of webcam uses, you would use a separate program that accesses the webcam. Examples include: If you only want to record videos and take pictures, you can use Windows Live Movie Maker. You can download it at http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other

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I have a dell xps one the standalone type computers with an intergrated web cam my webcam works in the webcam manager but it will not work on either skype or msn messenger any ideas i tryed to reinstall...


HI,
In skype try :

Did you select the webcam in the drop down list in Skype? Tools>Options> Under General Settings>Video Settings>Select the webcam>Save

For yahoo, unistall Yahoo messenger and try downloading the yahoo messenger.

Thanks for using Fixya
proton.

Do post back if does not work.....

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I cannot find the "video and voice set up" in yahoo messenger that's why i cannot use my cyberlinkyoucam as my webcam


Yahoo! Messenger offers voice services, such as PC-to-PC, PC-to-cell or PC-to-landline calling. You can also participate in chat rooms and use the voice chat feature instead of typing. However, slow connection speeds or improper settings can interfere with voice activation in Yahoo! Messenger.


Instructions
  1. Step 1 Reduce echoes by using a headset instead of speakers and a microphone. Place the microphone farther away from the speakers, if possible. Adjust the volume of the speakers and the microphone.
  2. Step 2 Verify your Internet connection speed if your friend's voice sounds choppy. The computer modem speed must be 56K or higher in order to send voices or sounds.
  3. Step 3 Go to "Actions" and "Call Setup" in Yahoo! Messenger if you can't hear, or your friend can't hear you. Test the sound by following the instructions that proceed call setup.
  4. Step 4 Click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner of your computer screen if you want to test the sound manually. Uncheck "Mute," if necessary, and make sure sound levels are above 50 percent.
  5. Step 5 Pick "Preferences" in Yahoo! Messenger if you have trouble with connecting to the voice server. Choose "Connection," then select "No Proxies." Log in to Messenger again to check the voice server.
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Having a webcam, or web camera, is a great way to share video images of yourself or whatever you want to show to family, friends or whomever you want. Being able to share your webcam on Yahoo Messenger can make it even easier for you to do. Learning how to change your webcam settings from your account informatioInstructions
  1. Step 1 Open Yahoo! Messenger and then click "Messenger," "Preferences" and then select "Webcam." Choose the option "When I show my webcam, change my status message to," and then enter whatever you want your status message to be in the text field. Then click "OK" to finish changing your status settings.
  2. Step 2 Choose "Webcam" from your Yahoo! Messenger "Preferences" menu and then click one of the following options, "Always ask my Permission," "Allow everyone to view my webcam," or "Always allow the following people to view my webcam." If you choose the latter you can select, from your friend's list, the people who you always want to allow to view your webcam. From there you can also select "Ignore other view requests," if you don't want to allow anyone else to view your webcam. You also have the option to either choose or not choose to select "If I am in a chat room, allow people in the chat room to view my webcam," by clicking the box. If you want to remove anyone who is viewing your webcam, you can select, "Who's watching me?" to remove their name from your viewers list.
  3. Step 3 Click "Webcam" from the "My Webcam" options in your Yahoo! Messenger "Preferences" menu, and choose "Statistics. From there you can figure out how much bandwidth you are using, as your connection mode, frame rate, image size and image capture type.
  4. Step 4 Select "Messenger," "Preferences," and "Webcam" from Yahoo! Messenger, and then click "Camera Settings." Move the slider under "Broadcast my webcam with," to select the between faster-speed transmissions or higher quality images. You can also change image size from this option as well as brightness and contrast. Click "OK" to finish.
n to creating contact groups is easy to do so that soon you can enjoy using your webcam on Yahoo! Messenger.



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must be login using any of your account on YM or try upgrade your yahoo messenger or download it again from the main site.



Jun 29, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I am wanting to know how to use the HP Pro Webcam online. It works when I start the videoessential, but I don't know how to turn the webcam on to talk online with friends.


Download yahoo messenger form http://messenger.yahoo.com/platform/win/
and use your yahoo account to to talk to tohers.
please note that the other person should have a yahoo account.

if you whant to know more then keep me posting!

Jun 09, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Can't use the built in cam for Yahoo Messenger.


Some webcams have this problem in combination with Yahoo.
I was able to fix this by using a program called SplitCam. I allows for webcam sharing, but it also is compatible with most webcams. You can install it and then use that as the video source in Yahoo.
I found a nice description about using SplitCam for this.

Hope it works for you.

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Webcam doesn't work with yahoo messenger


There is a simple solution to this kind of issue but I can't figure why. Here it is:
If you are using YM and having issue with webcam, try this:

open up a new account with YM then try access your webcam in the YM Setup. Let me know if this works.

May 06, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I can swicth my web cam on mt laptop


Hi..
You can try to first install yahoo messenger or skype or google talk.
You can use your webcam online through various Instant messengers
You can use Video chat feature of Skype , or Yahoo messenger or GoogleTalk etc
IF STILL YOUR WEBCAM DOES NOT WORK THEN YOU NEED TO CALL THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT DEPARTMENT OF THE LAPTOP MANUFACTURER


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Hi, my name is jullie and i have an acer extensa5620 the webcam on it doesn't work in yahoo messenger for some reason, but it does work in msn. I though it was a matter of me not installing yahoo properly,...


you have to go into the "macromedia flash" settings and "allow" the webam to be used by yahoo messenger, whilst in yahoo messenger itself.
If that doesn't work have a look at the webcams actual software

hope this helps

regards

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