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If you have an external web cam and it has a built in mic, check the settings as sometimes the audio is turned off by default

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My webcam will not work


When you go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers, do you see an webcam icon? It probably won't say HP Webcam but more likely "USB Composite Device". If it isn't there, you'll need to install driver software for the webcam to function. If it is there then right click the icon, click on Properties and look at the General and Hardware tabs to make sure you see HP Webcam in there. You may also want to check to see if it states that the "device is working properly".

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 and when I try to skype the webcam light goes on but never works neither does the sound. But when I check the webcam manager it says the webcam and audio are fine.


You may have to reinstall the drivers for your webcam and sound card. If you go to Dell's website, and put in your model number, you should be able to get the drivers you need.

Here is a link to the page: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INSP_DSKTP_D530&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Just put in your computer's specs.

Feb 15, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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When i try to use my webcam on windows live it says my webcam is in use by another program it also say my computer dont have a sound card or one is not selected


well if it says that, that mean you have another program that using webcam. you can't just use 2 programs to use webcam... but you can use manycam.com that will make many programs you can use with webcam same time

Feb 11, 2011 | PC Desktops

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No sound with a Sony VAIO pcv-RZ44G after installing new webcam (Logitech Sphere/Orb MP) and Skype


not much info.....Do you get a picture??

You must set up webcam in Windows under Control panel sound,speech,audio devices.

Picture is setup in Windows also in control panel / printers, scanners / scanners and cameras.

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I cannot find the "video and voice set up" in yahoo messenger that's why i cannot use my cyberlinkyoucam as my webcam


Yahoo! Messenger offers voice services, such as PC-to-PC, PC-to-cell or PC-to-landline calling. You can also participate in chat rooms and use the voice chat feature instead of typing. However, slow connection speeds or improper settings can interfere with voice activation in Yahoo! Messenger.


Instructions
  1. Step 1 Reduce echoes by using a headset instead of speakers and a microphone. Place the microphone farther away from the speakers, if possible. Adjust the volume of the speakers and the microphone.
  2. Step 2 Verify your Internet connection speed if your friend's voice sounds choppy. The computer modem speed must be 56K or higher in order to send voices or sounds.
  3. Step 3 Go to "Actions" and "Call Setup" in Yahoo! Messenger if you can't hear, or your friend can't hear you. Test the sound by following the instructions that proceed call setup.
  4. Step 4 Click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner of your computer screen if you want to test the sound manually. Uncheck "Mute," if necessary, and make sure sound levels are above 50 percent.
  5. Step 5 Pick "Preferences" in Yahoo! Messenger if you have trouble with connecting to the voice server. Choose "Connection," then select "No Proxies." Log in to Messenger again to check the voice server.
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Having a webcam, or web camera, is a great way to share video images of yourself or whatever you want to show to family, friends or whomever you want. Being able to share your webcam on Yahoo Messenger can make it even easier for you to do. Learning how to change your webcam settings from your account informatioInstructions
  1. Step 1 Open Yahoo! Messenger and then click "Messenger," "Preferences" and then select "Webcam." Choose the option "When I show my webcam, change my status message to," and then enter whatever you want your status message to be in the text field. Then click "OK" to finish changing your status settings.
  2. Step 2 Choose "Webcam" from your Yahoo! Messenger "Preferences" menu and then click one of the following options, "Always ask my Permission," "Allow everyone to view my webcam," or "Always allow the following people to view my webcam." If you choose the latter you can select, from your friend's list, the people who you always want to allow to view your webcam. From there you can also select "Ignore other view requests," if you don't want to allow anyone else to view your webcam. You also have the option to either choose or not choose to select "If I am in a chat room, allow people in the chat room to view my webcam," by clicking the box. If you want to remove anyone who is viewing your webcam, you can select, "Who's watching me?" to remove their name from your viewers list.
  3. Step 3 Click "Webcam" from the "My Webcam" options in your Yahoo! Messenger "Preferences" menu, and choose "Statistics. From there you can figure out how much bandwidth you are using, as your connection mode, frame rate, image size and image capture type.
  4. Step 4 Select "Messenger," "Preferences," and "Webcam" from Yahoo! Messenger, and then click "Camera Settings." Move the slider under "Broadcast my webcam with," to select the between faster-speed transmissions or higher quality images. You can also change image size from this option as well as brightness and contrast. Click "OK" to finish.
n to creating contact groups is easy to do so that soon you can enjoy using your webcam on Yahoo! Messenger.



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must be login using any of your account on YM or try upgrade your yahoo messenger or download it again from the main site.



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Webcam problems


Please review / check the properties set-up settings of the built-in web can. best regards.

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Itunes problem


Hi there. Try re-installing iTunes. If not, uninstall the webcam drivers, and try again.

Let me know if it works

Tim

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I bought a Logitech webcam and the sound won't come though. It states my input level is not high emough but I can't find it to change it please


My understanding is that a webcam is only a webcam not a webcam+mic (mic=microphone for sound to be input) unless your webcam has video and sound capabilities.

1. get a mic
2. if you webcam is supposed to be also a mic, (I have yet to see one of those myself) you should hook up the connector for the microphone (usually a a red trs plug/connector) to your pc.
3. make sure your have run the video/sound wizard of your instant message application to test your video, mic and speakers. (to see, talk and be heard and hear what the others are saying)

are you trying to hear what the other person is saying when having a video conversation?
1. check your speakers are properly connected, powered and turned on.
2. check your speakers (and mic aswell) are not muted (check your speaker icon on the system tray and check your volume controls by doing right and/or left click on the speaker icon on the system tray.
3. make sure your have run the video/sound wizard of your instant message application to test your video, mic and speakers. (to see, talk and be heard and hear what the others are saying)
4. make sure your sound adapter's drivers are installed and your device is working properly (check device manager by going to start>run> type devmgmt.msc the press enter and make sure that under sounds you don't have any ? (no drivers) or ! driver problem for your sound adapter.

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Trouble with Live chatting


Witch mic do u use webcam mic or external mic ( microphone )????

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