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Hi there! I was having a problem with my yahoo messenger webcam link. When i click My webcam, I can't see me instead it's a blank green screen. I already done opening my webcam of my netbook but still it didn't work. What should I do now? Thanks for your help.

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Reinstalling the webcam driver should fix the problem. if not integrated webcam needs to be replaced.

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How can i use my web cam to my PC?


Position your webcam where you want it. Most people choose to position it directly on top of the computer monitor, because this area is closest to the face and provides the most intimate view of the subject.
Set up an account with Yahoo!. This is a site that allow webcam users to communicate with one another. To set up an account, click on "Create an Account" on the main screen. You are asked to enter your name, birthdate, a screen name and a password that you will use for the account
Download Yahoo! Messenger by going to the Yahoo! Messenger website and clicking "Download." Click "Save" to save the Messenger program to your computer. Wait for the program to download. Click "Run" to install Messenger on your computer. A Yahoo! Messenger icon will be installed on your computer's desktop. Double-click on the icon, and Yahoo! Messenger loads. Log in to your account by typing in your selected screen name and password and clicking "Submit."
Connect your webcam with Yahoo! Messenger by clicking on the "Create and Update" tab on your Yahoo! Messenger software. Choose "Site tools" and "Webcam." Select "Start Your Webcam." Your webcam is now connected to your Yahoo! Messenger software, and you are ready to communicate with others by using your webcam.
Use your webcam. Select "Webcam Upload" and "Broadcast" on Yahoo! Messenger. A webcam window will appear on your computer screen. To share what you are seeing on your webcam with other Yahoo! Messenger users, click on "Chat" and type in the screen name of the user you wish to communicate with. Click "Submit." A new window will open to chat with the other user. Click on the video icon on your chat window to allow the other user to see your webcam. To continue or stop broadcasting, either keep the Webcam window open or close it to stop broadcasting.

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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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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".
For MORE Instruction Check Follow Link..
  • To configure Super Webcam Click this Link
  • Webcam Requirements for Yahoo Messenger Click here
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May 23, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Why does my web cam show a green window instead of showing me


Sounds like its looking at a video card and not the webcam software
Make sure your webcam is correctly shown as the Camera Source in whatever program you are chatting in

Yahoo Messenger as below

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/

Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to Yahoo Messenger.
COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER
Use Internet Explorer to visit this page to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control

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 > 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

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In yahoo messenger the webcam is showing black


you have to setup your webcam in order for yahoo messenger to use it. click on "Messenger -> My webcam"...just follow the instructions

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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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My web cam is not show video when i start it shows only blank


Use Your Webcam in Yahoo Messenger Step1Head 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). Step2Click 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. Step3Click on the camera icon that appears in a chat window while you are talking to a friend. Step4Click on a contact from your Contact List, then click 'Invite to View My Webcam.' This opens a new IM window with your webcam active. Step5Click the 'View Webcam' link while talking to others in IM. This will allow you to see their webcams. Step6Use the 'Super Webcam' mode when you want to send and receive high-quality images and feeds. Broadband makes it possible to see one another in very high resolution, although even with high-end broadband your computer may slow down a bit because of the amount of memory and processing power this requires. Step7Click 'Webcam' followed by the 'Who's Watching Me' button to see which of your friends is receiving your webcam's feed.

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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

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hi dear

Need to open messenger,click on messenger name next to contacts.There click on my web cam.Once web cam opens click on the file,preferences,camera source.Make sure your camera name shows in the camera slot.If not set it there with the drop down list or type it in.Should work now.

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Click on the link below to test your webcam for Yahoo compatibility.

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


Click below to troubleshoot your webcam. You'll also find the answers to your issues about webcam usage


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

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