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My webcam is not being shown by the software i run live central 3! and when i use it through skype software it shows a dark effect.

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  • gv_shivani1 Oct 09, 2010

    i got an answer for it myself....i downloaded the firmware driver software that is avilable for my webcam and installed it......problem solved.....

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2010

    uninstall the software already existing......download n install firmware driver software.......then install again....and BINGO!

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check the usb settings enabled in the bios or the cable inside the laptop.In some case the usb cable inside get fault and it will not detect the web cam.In normal case if you plug any usb device it will detect the usb device then the os will show new hardware found and will allow you to install the software for it,if it doesnt detect you cannot install the driver for it and in the yahoo messenger it give the message

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We have connected the webcam to the c.p.u. but the system is not detecting the device... inturn webcam is not working on the system.. plz help us providing the correponding drivers


Visit the Logitech website and browse the photo gallery for your model and click on the photo to navigate to the support page.
Note - Older models on page 2 - look for the link at the bottom right of page 1 and click on it "Still can't find your product?"

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/405/&cl=us,en?prodcrid=405

In addition to the Logitech installer you will need to check the support software - Microsoft DirectX . This comes pre-loaded on most Windows computers but has to be updated - I am currently on version 11
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

Procedure to re-install Logitech software
Close all programs while uninstalling - downloading and uploading software
Disconnect your webcam
Uninstall the current webcam software on your computer
Restart computer
Download the Installation package from Logitech
Run the installer and choose your options during the installation - You may not want Logitech Chat but the Desktop icon for the webcam toolbar is a must.
Connect your webcam when prompted.
SKYPE SET UP

Connect your webcam

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/
Not working ? - troubleshoot your drivers and software - get your cam working before moving on

Working OK ?

Set your webcam mic as default ( if it has a built in mic)

Plug in the webcam

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
Right click on the volume graph and select 'Show disabled devices' and 'Show disconnected devices'
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
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.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

Before opening Skype disconnect your webcam for a couple of seconds and do not open your cam for a preview but wait and let the Skype software take full control when you start a video chat.

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Hi, I am using Sony Vaio VGN-NW20SF/S (purchased 7 months back). I am encountering strange problem with my webcam since past 2 weeks - a) Webcam when used with Skype / Gmail / Windows live...


Run this diagnostic software and see if it picks anything up

http://www.download32.com/webcam-diagnostics-d35065.html

If highlights a problem with Microsoft DirectX .
This comes pre-loaded on most Windows computers but has to be updated - I am currently on version 11
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




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I just bought a compaq laptop, then downloaded skype. and my webcam doesnt work..how do i get it to work?


Skype is very particular about having the latest drivers installed so that's the first step
Check your set up

In addition to the webcam software you will need to check the support software - Microsoft DirectX . This comes pre-loaded on most Windows computers but has to be updated - I am currently on version 11
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 and faults.

The version will be shown on the 'Systems' tab

SKYPE SET UP

Connect your webcam

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/
Not working ? - troubleshoot your drivers and software - get your cam working before moving on

Working OK ?

Set your webcam mic as default ( if it has a built in mic)

Plug in the webcam

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
Right click on the volume graph and select 'Show disabled devices' and 'Show disconnected devices'
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
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.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

Before opening Skype disconnect your webcam for a couple of seconds - if its inbuilt restart your computer or disable / enable it from the Imaging folder in the device manager and do not open your cam for a preview but wait and let the Skype software take full control when you start a video chat.

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My computer says that my camera is working but it doesnt show anything on skype


Before you can use your webcam in any chat program you have to configure it to that program

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

working OK ?

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
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.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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Avatar stayss on while we haveskype on and it wont


Are you using a Dell ? if so
To remove it, you need > Start > Control Panel- > Add/Remove programs -> Remove Live Cam Avatar. It might appear in more than one place

check your Skype set up

Before you can use your webcam in any chat program you have to configure it to that program

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

working OK ?

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
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.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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I Have a creative web cam Pro which was working for qiet some time and suddenly stopped working on skype


Recheck your settings
Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

working OK ?

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
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.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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The camera shows me but i cannot see the peson


Your camera is designed to broadcast your image and audio - if it has a built in mic.
In order to see another person on Skype they have to have a webcam installed as well.
Before you can use your webcam in any chat program you have to configure it to that program

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

working OK ?

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
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.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

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Can't get video to show up on Skype


OK try to download latest version of skype:
available at : http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/windows/?c=101

After the download you can configure like this:

1.Start Skype.
2.On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
3.In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
4.Run down the list setting your defaults
5.Select your webcam as the default microphone.
6.Make a free test call
7.Click 'Save'
8.In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
9.This will launch your webcam
10.Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
11.Check the correct webcam is shown as default
12.Click Save
13.Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.

If you need more information about how to configure Skype please visit the following Skype Web site:
(http://support.skype.com)
ok
Regards
Uttam

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Cannot get effects to show on Skype


You have to use Skype's effects.

Camera Effects on Skype are available but is only a trial version and then if you like it you have to pay to continue to
use it. Called "Magic Camera"
Go to thei site: https://extras.skype.com/1915/view (Note: You will have to copy and paste it in your ADDRESS BAR and
then HIT ENTER.
Also you can get Skype "Video Skins" at
https://extras.skype.com/1899/view and its FREEWARE, "Apply animated video effects over your video while you making
video calls."
Hope this is of some help. Bud

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Hi, i would like to take live picturs and/or video while i am chating with skype and dont know how to do it. will you help me ? thanks, eddie


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>- --> Skype issues with your QuickCam Communicate STX trnsp.gif Detailed Description 1754.1.0.jpg This article explains what to do if you have problems using Skype with your QuickCam Communicate STX.
Model Number: V-UBK45
trnsp.gif Answer If you are experiencing difficulties using the QuickCam Communicate STX with Skype, check the following:

Verify the QuickCam Communicate STX is functional:
  1. Launch QuickCam software (Start > Programs > Logitech > Logitech QuickCam)
  2. Verify that you can see yourself in the QuickCam window as shown below:
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  3. Close the QuickCam window.
Verify that the QuickCam Communicate STX is selected in the Skype Settings:
  1. Launch Skype (Start > Programs > Skype > Skype)
  2. Click Options from the Tools menu as shown below:
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  3. Select the Video Settings option from the Skype sidebar as shown below:
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  4. Check the Enable Skype Video checkbox as shown below:
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  5. Check the "Start my video automatically when I am in a call" checkbox as shown below:
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  6. Verify that your QuickCam Communicate STX is selected from the Camera drop-down menu as shown below:
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  7. Verify that your QuickCam Communicate STX is selected from the Microphone drop-down menu as shown below:
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  8. Verify that the "Let Skype adjust my audio settings" option is checked in Audio Settings as shown below:
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If you still cannot see or hear the other person, it can be due to a variety of possible issues, including:
  • Windows or third-party firewalls
  • Your internet service provider (AT&T, Comcast, etc) could be blocking certain services.
  • Missing Windows system components.

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