Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam
Sometimes the LifeCam works fine with Skype, but other times the video won't load. I can see the person I'm talking to fine, but it just says for my video that it is getting started or loading, but it doesn't work.
If I exit Skype and I open the LifeCam software, it won't show me any video and it says the webcam is in use by another program. If I then do a ctrl-alt-del to see what programs are running, I see lifecam.exe, lifetray.exe, and skype.exe, and it won't allow me to end process for any of them. I also then often can't shut down properly -- my computer freezes.
Usually a reboot will do the trick and Skype will work fine, but it is very annoying dealing with this problem frequently. I already tried re-installing lifecam, but that didn't fix it. Any suggestions?
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 set it up as follows:
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.
B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:
C. Windows Live Messenger:
When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
I think the problem is in USB bandwidth.
On my PC (XP x64 SP2) it works only with USB bandwidth=2
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