My webcam refuses to open in a video conference (even with settings OK)

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Alberto & Silvia, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Hello,when trying to have a video conversation my webcam will not open,but
    my contact's webcam shows no problem,then I do the Audio and Video
    wizard,and it shows that my webcam is available and working,but if ,in the
    menu,I open my Webcam Settings ,it says:

    "You can not change your camera settings because either,your camera is not
    plugged in your computer,or you are using it in a video conversation or
    another program" ,and every setting is greyed out.

    So,every time that I have a video conversation,it is a one way video (that
    of my contact),as soon as I try to open mine,it cuts of the video
    conference.

    I had the latest version of MSN (7.5),and I found now an older
    version,7.0,but still the same.
    I have used MSN for years with no problems.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks

    Alberto
    Dell,1.9 mhz,high speed cable internet,512 mb RAM
     
    Alberto & Silvia, Feb 4, 2006
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  2. Never mind me,I repeatedly unplugged the webcam,went through the test,found
    no webcam,and then plugged it in again,until somehow the Messenger "saw" the
    light!!!
    What a moody bastard though!
    Thanks anyways

    Alberto
     
    Alberto & Silvia, Feb 8, 2006
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