View Full Version : Skype will not recognise web cam

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)

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.

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I d/l Driver fetch which came up with heaps of outdated drivers.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 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?

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

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 You may also find your Java is outdated or not even installed.

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.

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 ?

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

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

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:

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