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To use Yahoo Messenger, follow the instructions below to setup the Audio & Video.
to setup the Audio & Video.
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.
A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype
set it up as follows:
Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Setting
and set the Microphone and Speakers to the
computer Audio Card.
Then click on the Video Settings.
The camera, if Installed Properly, it will come up
and show a video picture.
Then, on the bottom of the page click save.
The camera and audio should function properly.
Your friends and Family will now be able to see and
B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger
set it up as follows:
Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the
Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio
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:
After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the
view by clicking on the square on top left next to the
Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the
right side, click on " "Show Menus." And then click
on "Show the Menu Bar".
Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on "
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:
On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
Next click on Enhanced IM.
Then click on Audio Video.
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
The audio and camera should function now.
Additional information to use with VIM settings.
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
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.
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
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
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When you log in to MSN a website powered by Microsoft you also log in to its Hotmail and Messenger programs.
Hotmail is MSN's email program, while Messenger is an instant messaging and networking program.
Because Messenger and Hotmail are connected to MSN, if you have problems logging into one program, you'll likely have issues logging in to all of them.
Register for Account
The first step to logging in to any MSN-powered sites is to have a Windows Live ID.
This includes an email address, which acts as your username, as well as a password.
The email address must end in either "@hotmail.com," "@live.com" or "@msn.com."
Even though these emails use different domain names, all can be accessed by logging in to the Hotmail homepage.
If you try to log in to MSN or any of its partner sites like Hotmail or Messenger using anything but a Windows Live ID, you won't be allowed to access or create a profile and will be prompted to create a Windows Live account.
The most likely reason you aren't able to sign in to your MSN accounts is user error.
Entering an incorrect email address or password will return an error message, informing you that either the email address you provided isn't registered with MSN, or that you entered an incorrect password.
MSN and, hence, Hotmail and Messenger passwords are case sensitive, so check your keyboard's settings before retyping your password a second time.
If you don't remember your password but know your Windows Live ID, you can opt to reset your password by answering some security questions pertaining to your account.
A slow browser can impact your ability to log in to your MSN accounts.
Try deleting your browser's cookies and clearing its cache before attempting to sign in again. This process varies from browser to browser.
For example, in Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon, "Internet Options" and click "Delete" under Browsing History.
Check the "Cookies" box and click "Delete."
A slow Internet connection can also hinder your login attempts.
Check your Internet connection to make sure you're connected to the Internet.
Also, check that you're working online instead of offline, which can prevent you from logging in.
Click on the "File" tab at the top of your browser, and make sure there's not a check mark next to the words "Work Offline."
If there is, click on the words to uncheck that option and sign in again.
There might be some interference from another browser
Create the menu tab on your homepage right click in the top toolbar you should see a number of toolbar options select the menu tab which will add File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help
Click on the tools at the bottom of the drop down list will be internet options or
click start control panel internet options you will see a home page box To Create Page Tabs type
each adress on its own line (type in MSN.com) or you preferred home page and browser
below that will be change search defaults click on settings you will see all search providers you have if dont need any of them you can disable or remove them.
Hope this helps.
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