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Hello,Skype Webcam unknown Error


I have a microsoft Lifecam NX 3000 and when i try to use it on Skype an error occurred, it said 'unknown error". A few days ago, however, the webcam was working fine on Skype. How can i solve the problem?
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I have a same problem. my cam work well but in skype call it dose not work! in video configuration i see the cam but in video call write uknown error what can i do?

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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Firstly, determine if your webcam software is at fault by trying it here.
http://www.testmycam.com/

If its working OK you can configure it to Skype

Start Skype.
On the Tools menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Set your speakers as default.
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
Select your webcam as the default.
Click Save.
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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Actually, I don't have a full solution.
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wlmessengerdev/thread/f4a9753b-83ee-4d96-b365-70da8d2c86e8
States the following:
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I have a UPDATED Vista Ultimate 64 bit system on a EVGA motherboard.

IF Microsoft can't get their stuff working easy on my new 3000 buck 64 bit system
it is know wonder that most of my other aplications won't run on Vista 64 bit either.

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