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On msn video call iI get a realy good video reception but the sound is all broken and intermitant. Also when using Skype the video from the person I am speaking to is frozen. I have just up my broadband to 8 unlimited with Tiscali from 512.HELLLP

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Try reistalling web cam. Is the mic built into the webcam. Maybe the internetr you have is too good. maybe you should go back with the other internet and see if that helps. It the problem persistes, contact here again!

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No webcam for skype


Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam.
Click start right click on my computer select properties then device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver W7.
Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam.
Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver

http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
It might take some time being a freeware driver solution
note: it will find all of your outdated drivers
this is a free driver solutions
This will automatically search for and find the correct driver
you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you
want to restart or make a system restore point click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated

Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.
But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash andQuicktimesoftware are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.
Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c- Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer
Also during a video call at the top of your screen you will see an option to for a video call using yahoo messenger this might vary if you are using another messenger service
Open skype go to tools from the drop down list select options scroll to audio settings
you can make a free test call before you try to make a call.
Make sure the microphone is using the same as your computers audio
you can make a free test call if you cant get the microphone to work you can select learn about setting up your audio equipment.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices audio and also voice it's the same make sure that you have the right default microphone selected you should be able scroll to video settings to make sure you have the right settings.
Open skype go to tools options scroll to audio settings or video settings on the right you will see webcam setting you can change the settings from there click apply after changing any settings also you can see the webcam there you can even take a snapsot also make sure your settings are correct for a video call.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick select audio from the microphone drop down list make sure you have the right one selected and in the volume box make sure the microphone box has a tick in it or
Select the voice tab and make sure that you have the right media selected also select volume make sure the box for microphone has a tick in it
Not Showing the Other Person
Online Status
When one of your Skype contacts is not online, they will not show up in your list of available contacts.
It is possible to hold a conversation with someone who is not on your friend list, however; if you are trying to talk to someone you have previously chatted with but does not show up on your list of contacts, check to make sure that you have added the person.
All of your added contacts will show up on your list; the ones who are offline will have a grayed-out Skype icon and the contacts who are online will have a green icon next to their name.
If you cannot see the person's name, you may need to search for them and create a new contact.
Availability
Skype users have the option to change their availability when they are signed into the program. The status availability options are: offline, online, SkypeMe!, invisible, away, not available and do not disturb.
If the person you want to talk to is signed in but has selected the "offline" or "invisible" availability, you will not see them as online.
For the name to show up on your list of online contacts, the person must change their availability.

Blocked
If you cannot see a person that you have already added to your list, there is a chance that the person has blocked you.
When a Skype user chooses to block you, you will not be able to see anything about availability.
Even if the user is online and accepting messages, you will not be able to see the status and messages will remain undelivered.
Video
If you are trying to hold a video chat with a Skype contact but cannot see the person, there are several possible reasons.
If either of your Internet connections are too slow to support streaming video, the video will not come through.
If you have been chatting by text and switch to video, the other person will need to enable the video stream before you can see them.
Other culprits can include out-of-date webcam drivers, unplugged webcams or another video-enabled application running at the same time.
Share Both Screens in Skype
Sign in to Skype and right-click on the contact you want to share screens with.
Click "Call" to place a call to the user. When he answers, the Skype call toolbar will appear beneath his avatar.
Click the double square icon on the toolbar.
This is the share button.
Click "Show Entire Screen." Your screen is now visible.
Ask the other person to click on the double square icon and then "Show Entire Screen."

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What is the fit splitcam for my pc,, window7


Fit splitcam is a multi-camera solution that allows you to easily multiply your webcam video in any conferencing software such as Skype, AOL, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN etc.

Usually, if you have a webcam connected to your computer, you cannot use it in more than one application at the same time, and there is no standard Windows options to make this possible.

With Splitcam (and other multi-cam software) you can use several different video conferencing applications at the same time all through one input source such as your webcam.

Look here to see a fuller description of a popular SplitCam application: http://download.cnet.com/SplitCam/3000-2348_4-10500269.html

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While using Skype, the person I am talking to can't hear me. It says I need to install a soundcard. What is the solution?


If the person cannot hear you then, either your mic driver not installed or not working OR the mic is not configured in Skype.
To test your mic go to Start - All Programs - Accessories - Entertainment - Sound recorder. Then record your voice and then play it back. If this is OK then the mic need to be configured in Skype.
Normal 0 To configure the mic - Open Skype - Tools - Options - Audio Settings for the Microphone THEN click on Save.

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of course there is ...if the system runs a viable operating system and I assume it is windows Xp...all you need is a web cam with a microphone on it ...or a simple web cam and a headset (mic +earphones)..and the skype program that is available on the internet for free downloading ...
install the camera ..and the microphone ..(pink in ) if the sound is not on ..just check on volume manager to see if it is checked there and not muted...
thats all you need for a video call with sound and image on skype or any other instant messaging program ...msn...yahoo messenger or all...

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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.

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on msn messenger, you click on tools, then audio/video setup.......thats what i did

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Normal 0 After you install Skype and have it operational with your ID. Go to "TOOLS", click on "OPTIONS," Then go to "Audio Settings" and click on it. Make sure both the Microphone and Speaker's are correctly chosen. Then "make a free test call." Wait till the voice tells you to record. Then when finished talking wait for the test persons voice to insure your audio transmission is working. Then go back to options and test your video settings. Click on Video Settings and proceed to set up you video camera. Also, you can visit this site for additional information to setup video.
http://www.skype.com/help/guides/video/
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It happened to me too. But I use Linux, so the settings are not the same. It was the sound settings that were by default set to mute. Go to the control panel and select Sounds (and peripherique???). You will find some settings there.

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Have you clicked on the show video in the bottom central of the skype window. It is a video camera icon.

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