I got a webcam so I can talk to relatives abroad through msn but I can't seem to get it to work.
When I switch on the webcam it starts up in it's own window but when I start msn it is just a blank screen. I have gone into Tools - webcam settings but that is also just a blank screen and when I try to start a wabcam conversation with someone it does say connection established but the other person only sees a blank screen.
Does the webcam have to be associated with msn somehow or am I doing something else wrong?
No. Just a window with a black screen and settings to "restore defaults" and "advanced". Also, whin I turn on the webcam the automatic window starts up showing the picture and the light on the webcam is on. When I close the window the light on ythe webcam turns off. I don't know if this is significant.
I have got the picture working now. It just wasn't configured properly in the "audio and video setup" option. The problem now is that I can hear someone elses voice but they can't hear mine. My webcam has a microphone biult into the webcam. In the microphone setup screen I am talking into my webcam and the volume bar goes up and down when I talk so it must me recieving my voice but still the other person can't hear me.
Hi Marg7. Thank alot for all your help. I think you are right about the mute button being ticked in the microphone settings. I have unchecked that box and hopefully it should work now but everybody has gone to sleep so I have nobody to try it out on!!!!! Will try again tommorrow night and will let you know how I get on.
Sorry to bother you guys again but I have encountered another problem.
I am trying to make a video call to my relatives in Pakistan. I have Windows Live Messenger on Vista and they have Yahoo Messenger on XP and when I click on their name it doesn't give me the option to start a video call although I can type messages to them with no problems.
Do we both have to have the same messenger service to have webcam comversations or is it something else.