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I would like help getting the web camera to work for skype conversations. It has worked in the past but now when I pass mouse over the camera icon and click it says that camera is blocked by another application. Wish help in unblocking whatever is shutting camera. Jan

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Hi munroj, i am happy to assist you, 1st go to control panel -> add and remove softer -> remove all the unwanted software you have installed in your system then do 2nd process.


2nd process

Control Panel >> System > Device Manager

Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "your webcam name" and choose "Update Driver Software"

try this surely your web cam work properly like before

Good luck ! if you think your problem solved don't forget to rate

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Testimonial: "Thank you for your reply. I may have camera back again but will know when I make my next skype call. Regards Jan"

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G n'arrive a instalez le camera dans le skype


La camera se branche sur l'ordinateur (sauf si vs avez une camera integree), et non dans le Skype. Normallement, a chaque fois que vous commencez une conversation sur Skype (et que la camera est bien branchee et allumee) vous devirez voir une icon qui ressemble a une petite camera - il y marque video en dessous (version Mac). e9aeb34.png6f46d3e.png
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You have to install effects that have been approved by Skype. Other manufactures effects will not work.

Copy and paste this site into your ADDRESS BAR and hit ENTER.

Magic Camera and Video Skins at: https://extras.skype.com/categories/2/good/effects

After after downloading and installation the EFFECTS will work in Skype.
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The mic on my web cam wont work with skype..


If you have a laptop you have to change the default there as well

Audio set up Skype x Vista

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Normal 0 Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.
Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.
Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/) set it up as follows:
  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.
Hope this helps. Bud

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Afteer you get your camera installed properly, DO NOT unplug it from the USB port as it will cause the drivers to be corrupt and render the camera unusable till reinstalled properly.

Follow the instructions below and it will work.

Disconnect the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the CD or Downloaded software program.

When the program asks you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.

Then to use it on the Web, do this.
Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.


A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/) set it up as follows:

1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
2. Then click on the Video Settings.
3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:

1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger

1. On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
2. Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
3. Next click on Enhanced IM.
4. Then click on Audio Video.
5. The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and video camera installed in you computer.
The Audi Video drop downs are
Microphone
Speaker
Camera

Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings:
In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window. If you are currently participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display: You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM conversation before running setup. Would you like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button.
2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Notes:
· The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
· images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends. Hope this helps. Bud

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Normal 0 Normal 0 First, download SKYPE by double clicking on thissite: (http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/windows/beta/).
and install it.
Then let all your family and friends know you’re on Skypeand give them your ID. After they get on Skype and you know their ID'sadd them to you Contacts in Skype. After you connect up with them you canturn the camera on so they can see you.
Skype is a free download and free to converse by computer withoutpaying and you can talk to several people at a time.
It only costs if you call a telephone number from yourcomputer while on Skype. Once you get the hang of it, you will enjoy it.
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After you install Skype and have it operational with yourID. Go to "TOOLS", click on "OPTIONS," Then go to"Audio Settings" and click on it. Make sure both the Microphone andSpeaker's are correctly chosen. Then"make a free test call." Wait till the voice tells you torecord. Then when finished talking wait for the test persons voice toinsure your audio transmission is working. Then go back to options andtest your video settings. Click on Video Settings and proceed to set upyou video camera. Also, you can visit this site for additionalinformation to setup video.
http://www.skype.com/help/guides/video/
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Make sure you are not running the Desktop Icon program first. The camera can only be used by one program at a time.
Now login to Messenger, and click
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Normal 0 Disconnect the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the CD or Downloaded software program. When the program asks you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work. Then to use it on the Web, do this.
Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.
Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.
A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ ) set it up as follows:
  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:
  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
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