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How do i use my built in webcam


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An example of a device that has come a long way is the webcam. Originally, these devices were highly priced, slow and complicated to operate, but today webcams are easy to use, efficient and inexpensive. In some models, laptops even have a webcam built in. If you want to use a webcam to chat with family or friends, you don't have to be technically savvy. By following several simple steps, you'll be on your way to having fun with your webcam.

Plug your webcam's USB cable into a USB port and turn on your computer. Once the computer's operating system finds the camera, it will ask you if you want to install the driver. Click on "Yes" or "Install" and insert the installation disc that came with your camera when prompted. Wait for your webcam's software to finish installing. Access your webcam's settings once it's installed. Click on its icon on your desktop or access it through where it was installed in your computer. Adjust your webcam's settings by customizing the camera's resolution, speaker and microphone to your liking. This process will vary depending on your webcam, but usually you can access these settings through the "settings" menu. Other functions include being able to take still photos, recording "motion pictures" as well as doing audio captures. These settings will be displayed by obvious icons on the webcam's software menu. Features will vary depending on the type of webcam. Test the built-in microphone or use an external headphone set so you can also talk to other people via webcam. To test the microphone, simply run a "sound test." This can be accessed under the "settings" menu in the "sounds" section. Open a free account with Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, Windows Live or ICQ by going to their websites and installing the software. For instance, if you want to install Yahoo! Messenger, simply go to Yahoo.com and click on the "Messenger" link on the left side of the screen next to the "smiley face" icon, and install the software by clicking on the "Download Now" tab and following the instructions. Invite other friends to your chat. Voice over IP software services such as Yahoo! Messenger, Skype and Windows Live have integrated features that allow you to converse with other people while seeing each other through the webcam. Invite friends by opening the chat software you are using and clicking on the "add new contact" or "add" option and typing the person's email or User ID in the blank box. Wait for the other person to accept your invitation. Once you see the person listed under your contacts, right-click and select the "video call" or "video chat" option. This will vary depending on the software you are using, but the process is similar regardless of the software you decide to use.
Use a Built-In Webcam b> Open Yahoo Messenger and select "My Webcam" from the "Messenger" menu. This will bring up a window showing what your webcam sees. To invite one of your contacts to view your webcam, right-click on them in your contacts list and choose "Invite to View My Webcam" from the "More Actions" area of the pop-up menu. Your contact will receive an invitation to view your webcam. Open Skype and select a contact you'd like to call. Skype will automatically detect that you have a webcam attached to your computer and give you the option to place either a voice-only or a video call to the contact. Choose "Video call" and your contact will be able to see and hear you. Open Picasa and select the webcam icon to the right of the "Import" button. A window displaying a view from your webcam will pop up. Click the "Record" button to begin recording a video or the camera icon to take a snapshot.
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/ b> http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/

Feb 17, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S7442 Notebook

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Can't make a video E-mail call/web chat


Gmail helps you stay in touch in a variety of ways. Its offerings range from its basic function email to more advanced features such as phone calls and video chatting. To send an email or chat via text on Gmail, you don't need to do anything more than create an account. Before you can start video chatting with your Gmail contacts, however, you must install the required software.

Visit the Google Voice installation page (link below). http://www.google.com/chat/video Click the blue "Install voice and video chat" button. When the process is complete, you see a page congratulating you on installing Google voice and video chat. Click the "Gmail" link on this page to go to your Gmail account. Hover your mouse over an online Gmail contact in your contact list. Click "Chat" in the list that appears. This opens a chat with the contact in question in the lower right corner of your Gmail screen. Click the small video camera icon within the chat window to initiate a video chat. Before the chat begins, your contact must accept the video call. You and the person you're calling must have webcams. Most modern laptops come with built-in webcams, and peripheral webcams are available at computer stores.

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HOW DO I ACTIVATE MY BUILT IN WEB CAMERA ON TOSHIBA 660


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Select the "Camera Assistant Software" program located under the "Program Files" folder accessed by opening your computer "Start" menu.

View the configuration options available for your built in webcam and microphone. In order to use the webcam you will need to use a video chat service such as Yahoo Instant Messenger, AOL IM, or Google Video Chat.

Open your Instant Messaging (IM) program by double clicking the program icon on your computer desktop. If you do not have an instant messaging service, you can sign up for a service from Yahoo, AOL, or Google through the URLs included in the resource section of this article. For Yahoo and AOL, you can download and install IM software to use with your laptop webcam on your computer.

Sign in to your IM service. Then, select the "My Webcam" icon on the application menu to enable video chat in the service. When the webcam is enabled, others will be able to see and here you when conducting a video chat session on your Toshiba laptop.

Jul 24, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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How to video chat


Video chat is the service provided by different messenger softwares. It is not a feature of a laptop. For video chat you need a web cam and a messenger. All most every messenger in the market like Yahoo, MSN , Nimbuz , Skype offers video chat. Install any of the messenger, make an ID, invite the other person to make ID on that messenger. When you both are connected to that messenger then start the video call. If your laptop does not have a built-in webcam you can also purchase it separately. It is not very expensive.

Aug 16, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I bought an hp G71 laptop and I want to be able to use the webcam it doesnt really look like the laptop has a webcam its just a small shallow hole at the top but the person that sold it to me says it has


The G71 series laptops do have webcams built in. If you download "Skype" you should be able to test it out and chat with people using that.

Also go to the start menu search bar and type in "webcam" and see if there is any preloaded software on the computer.

If there isn't anything preloaded then i suggest you download skype.

Jun 16, 2010 | HP G70-250us Notebook

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How do i turn on my built in webcam for the advent roma 2001 laptop


  • Select the "Camera Assistant Software" program located under the "Program Files" folder accessed by opening your computer "Start" menu.
  • Step 2View the configuration options available for your built in webcam and microphone. In order to use the webcam you will need to use a video chat service such as Yahoo Instant Messenger, AOL IM, or Google Video Chat.
  • Step 3Open your Instant Messaging (IM) program by double clicking the program icon on your computer desktop. If you do not have an instant messaging service, you can sign up for a service from Yahoo, AOL, or Google through the URLs included in the resource section of this article. For Yahoo and AOL, you can download and install IM software to use with your laptop webcam on your computer.
  • Step 4Sign in to your IM service. Then, select the "My Webcam" icon on the application menu to enable video chat in the service. When the webcam is enabled, others will be able to see and here you when conducting a video chat session on your computer.
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    Webcam problems


    1. Please check my computer, you should be having a camera icon available.
    2. once you are connected to yahoo or MSN, you may start the web cam from the chat software itself
    3. to enable the webcam chat, initiate the chat and then click on the camera symbol which is available on the messenger window.
    4. if you do not have the icon in my computer please re-install the drivers.

    Mar 31, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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    How to connect webcam to person.com?


    When going from program to program using the same webcam it can 'hang up' on the old program.
    To overcome this, reboot the webcam by disconnecting it from the computer for about 30 seconds before opening the new program.
    If its a built-in webcam you will have to re-start the computer

    Aug 07, 2009 | Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX Personal...

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    How do I use the built in webcam for a video in a phone conversation


    You'll need to use a software that has video conferencing capabilities. There are some that are specific to video meetings like oovoo or you can use IM software. I know that Yahoo Chat allows for video chatting, I've done this on my HP laptop with my sister. Facebook has a video link option, I've never used that one though so I don't know if it allows you to record using Facebook or if you have to upload a video already recorded.

    Apr 29, 2009 | HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC

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