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Webcam has playback but does not work on MSN

The ebcam works fine normally like when taking a picture and recording a video. But on windows live mesenger (MSN) it simply shows a black screen with some static.

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    I can't see the other person when I connect the web cam.

  • legend12435 Nov 20, 2007

    I go on the webcam to chat with a friend on AIM and both our screens are black and her other friends cam works. My cam is plugged in and everything. ZWe just got vista, any help?

  • eyEriS Feb 11, 2008

    i have the same problem..wen the webcam was connected to my pc it was fine wen im using it for pictures and videos..but wen im using it for the messenger (yahoo), its not workin..it was just black and all.. and wen i tried it to my laptop..same problem..but i cant even use it for pictures and videos anymore..it says to "reconnect"..plz...i wanna knoe wats wrong..thnks

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    i have a logitech webcam and i make a video call on msn i can see my friend and i can see myself but my friend cant see me she sed it cums up with a webcam with a red cross on it plz help me:)

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I HAVE THE ANSWER FOR THE NEW WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER!!

at the top of Windows live messenger, u will see your name, and 'personal message'
if u go below that, you will see something saying: 'search contacts of the web' beside that u will see a gray person with a green PLUS on them.beside that there will be 2 'pictures' .
then...beside that you will see a ICON of a 'drop list' with a 'cursor' over it. CLICK ON THIS

a menu will drop down...

then....hover over 'tools'

then click on: "audio and video setup..."
check your speaker and microphone are working...click NEXT from the drop down list select the right webcam.

THEN click 'finish'

AND YOUR DONE!

then, to 'video call'...open up a chat window with whom u wish to call
click on VIDEO CALL

AND


ur done!!!

enjoy!

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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Hi Alibabe,

In msn live messenger, go to "tools" and "webcam definitions". in the new window that appears, you'll see "cam selection", verify if your cam is available there and choose it. then it's just to adjust the cam defitions and it will be working.

remember: if the cam is being used by another program (ManyCam, quickCam, etc), you'll need to select it as image suplier as the pc makes.

complements

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I have exactly the same problem as eyEriS, Except Its With Windows Live messenger. I have tried gonig on tools, webcam settings, but when i click on it, i cant verify the cam selection, its all frozen and i am unable to click on the drop down arrow..Please Help!

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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Make sure Webcam is selected as the video input source in the software you are trying to use. The various software programs that can use the webcam use different terms for describing a video source and the option to select it can vary. Usually, camera, webcam, or video settings can be found in the preferences or properties pages for the software that uses the webcam.
NOTE: If you have trouble finding where you can change the video source setting, try using the software's built-in help system. If your PC includes a TV tuner, often the TV tuner is the default video input device. So, for example, if you are using Windows Live Messenger to have a video chat with your webcam, you need to select the HP Pavilion Webcam as the active input device because the TV tuner is the active video input device by default.

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Normal 0 See section C. Windows Live Messenger in the info below 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 (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/) set it up as follows:
  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

  1. Windows Live Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en
  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. 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.Hope this helps. Bud

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Cam doesnt work on msn


Normal 0 See section C. Windows Live Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have there 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 (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.


  1. Windows Live Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. 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.
Hope this helps. Bud



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Normal 0 See section B. YahooMessenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your familyand friends so they have there computer setup properly.
Web Camera’s have to besetup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up tobroadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order forthe Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

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  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able tosee and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
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you need to go into Add/Remove programs, and remove any Program Associated With Windows Live, And Windows Messenger/Msn.
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