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gradebdan
07-03-2010, 01:45 PM
I have just got Skype installed. Was talking to friends in Aus. We can see them but they can not see us, can hear us ok. Then a message poped up. : Your web cam is incompatible with Skype: The web cam is a microsoft v1000. What sort of cam do I need?

Speedy Gonzales
07-03-2010, 02:04 PM
What version of windows is it? What version of Skype is installed? Have you checked in windowsupdate for a driver? Try what it says here (http://www.fixya.com/support/t3986676-purchased_microsoft_life_cam_v1000_but)

wainuitech
07-03-2010, 02:44 PM
That article that speedy linked to , is exactly what I had to do with a Web Cam - the drivers that came with the cam were meant for XP-W7, but the Cams Video didn't work until they were downloaded from the manufactures site. (the cam I have is a genius brand) But had the same problem.

gradebdan
07-03-2010, 04:29 PM
I d/l Driver fetch which came up with heaps of outdated drivers. The webcam seemed ok. I haven't done anything yet as worried about upsetting things as every thing works fine. (just not my cam view) Skype ver. is 4.2.0.152. my win. is xp. The webcam was updated when I connected it 2 days ago. One thing still to do. R/CL On the video to uncheck :hide my picture: but I think for this to work I need a live conn. with someone else.

Speedy Gonzales
07-03-2010, 04:30 PM
What service pack have you installed?

gradebdan
07-03-2010, 04:36 PM
I have service pack 3 installed.

wainuitech
07-03-2010, 04:47 PM
if the Cam is working correctly, and the software has installed Ok, then you dont need to be connected with anyone to test it -- As per that Linked article.


2. Then click on the Video Settings.
3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture. You will see yourself looking back at you.

Try downloading Yet another Web Cam (http://www.yawcam.com/) - that will tell you if the cam is working Ok or Not. You may also find your Java is outdated or not even installed.

gradebdan
07-03-2010, 06:31 PM
I can see myself ok. It was the friends in Aus. that could not see me, only hear me.

wainuitech
07-03-2010, 07:10 PM
If you can see your self in Skype by testing , then its working. Can your friends in Aust see other peoples cams ?

By any chance either you or your friend using Dial up ?

gradebdan
07-03-2010, 07:24 PM
Good idea, will ask Aus. if they can see other cams.
All parties are on BB.

rumpty
08-03-2010, 10:02 AM
gradebdan, would you like to do a Skype test with me?

gradebdan
09-03-2010, 05:07 PM
Rumpty. Sorry for the delay but I was away. Thanks for your offer but I have finally sorted it. I think it was to do with :SHOW MY WEB CAM:

rumpty
09-03-2010, 05:25 PM
That's good that you have sorted it out. If you want to do a test...?