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This problem occured whenever im making a video call on skype but the same webcam works effectively on msn and yahoo messenger.i see the person im chatting with but my cam is black without any image.

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Only one of these programs can use the cam at a time. please close all your programs, make sure they are closed and not just running down there by the clock. then you should be able to use your web cam with Skype. Skype likes to keep video resources all to itself . Reverse happens often as well. Skype will then work , but nothing else. silly but true, Cheers Gurvy

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You can use your webcam with every site if you set up it correctly in the program that you will use such as skype, yahoo messenger, msn messenger etc.

First of all you must install it correctly to your PC.

And then set up it in the program that you used. You say that you would like to work in skype. You can set it up in skype as I described below:

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In the top skype menu, select "Tools" and "Options".

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