Webcam mic muted ou in MSNMessenger 7.5 webcam chats, but ok other

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by andy i, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. andy i

    andy i Guest

    I have been trying to get my webcam (phillips thumbcam) to work with MSN
    Messenger 7.5.
    I can send voice clips, see ,hear other peoples webcams, and they can see me
    but can't hear me.
    next to my webcam image the microphone icon is crossed out and can't be
    In setup the speakers mic (usb devide) and webca (phillips) all check out
    The mic audio bar moves when I talk.

    I would be greatful for any ideas.
    andy i, Dec 21, 2005
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    SDGuy Guest

    Microsoft should make a sticky post on this incredibly frustrating issue.
    There is a known problem where the mic and speakers that are "tested" when
    you go to "Tools": "Audio and video setup" could be the wrong speaker and mic
    device that are selected in the registry! This leads to a muted audio slider
    in Messenger during a Video conversation. What is even more infuriating is
    that you can hold an audio converstaton in Messenger without anything muted.

    To fix, try this

    or, if that link doesn't work, search on the keyword UNMUTE and look for a
    post by me on 12/15/05. Good luck, SDGuy
    SDGuy, Dec 22, 2005
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  3. andy i

    andy i Guest

    Hi thanks for the reply,

    I had a look but sadly in my case the registry settings seem to match the
    speaker/mic and webcam settings in MSN messenger.

    If you have any other suggestions I would be greatfull.

    Would MSN 7.0 have a better chance of sucess (I presume it does Webcams).


    andy i, Dec 22, 2005
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    SDGuy Guest

    SDGuy, Dec 23, 2005
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