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Webcam no longer working with MSN

  1. #1


    Lenard Guest

    Webcam no longer working with MSN

    For about 5wks now, my logitech webcam will no longer connect with my contact
    and their's with mine. We can chat online but our cameras do not work with
    each other, they just timeout and not connect. Rarely I can send my video but
    not receive theirs at all.

    I updated my drivers for the camera with no luck and using the current
    version of 8.1 msgr on XP. I can send and recieve video using Skype but not
    MSn or Yahoo.

    Could not find MSN 8.5 Beta to dwnld and try.
    Help required pls.

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  2. #2


    fs_fan Guest

    Re: Webcam no longer working with MSN

    Can it be a bandwidth problem? What about microphones, do they connect?
    Strange is that it started just some tie ago. Is it possible for you to
    borrow another webcam to se if it works?

    "Lenard" <Lenard@xxxxxx> escreveu na mensagem
    news:8BD53955-5ADD-4E9C-BCDE-BB39171DE9F5@xxxxxx

    > For about 5wks now, my logitech webcam will no longer connect with my
    > contact
    > and their's with mine. We can chat online but our cameras do not work with
    > each other, they just timeout and not connect. Rarely I can send my video
    > but
    > not receive theirs at all.
    >
    > I updated my drivers for the camera with no luck and using the current
    > version of 8.1 msgr on XP. I can send and recieve video using Skype but
    > not
    > MSn or Yahoo.
    >
    > Could not find MSN 8.5 Beta to dwnld and try.
    > Help required pls.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    RH Guest

    Re: Webcam no longer working with MSN

    I thought it was just me, but now I find out others are having the same
    problem. For the last 2 years, I've been communicating via webcam with my
    daughter in South Korea. Although not always clear and often with noise in
    the background which I attributed to the distance, the connection was still
    fairly good. However for the last 5 weeks, I have been totally unable to
    connect. Trying to connect from either my end or my daughters end results
    in the same problem. Nothing happens and eventually times out. I tried the
    beta version with the same results. We both use logitech webcams. At my
    daughter's suggestion, I downloaded and installed Skype as she did. We
    connected on the first try and the connection was unbelieavbly clear and
    noise free. You would think she was next door. Far better than Messenger
    ever was.

    "fs_fan" wrote:

    > Can it be a bandwidth problem? What about microphones, do they connect?
    > Strange is that it started just some tie ago. Is it possible for you to
    > borrow another webcam to se if it works?
    >
    > "Lenard" <Lenard@xxxxxx> escreveu na mensagem
    > news:8BD53955-5ADD-4E9C-BCDE-BB39171DE9F5@xxxxxx

    > > For about 5wks now, my logitech webcam will no longer connect with my
    > > contact
    > > and their's with mine. We can chat online but our cameras do not work with
    > > each other, they just timeout and not connect. Rarely I can send my video
    > > but
    > > not receive theirs at all.
    > >
    > > I updated my drivers for the camera with no luck and using the current
    > > version of 8.1 msgr on XP. I can send and recieve video using Skype but
    > > not
    > > MSn or Yahoo.
    > >
    > > Could not find MSN 8.5 Beta to dwnld and try.
    > > Help required pls.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    fs_fan Guest

    Re: Webcam no longer working with MSN

    I think you made the point. I see Messenger as a "free-time" tool, to chat
    with your friends and perhaps use micro or webcam to play a little further.
    If you really want to keep in touch with somebody far away via webcam and
    micro, I'd say Skype is far better.

    "RH" <RH@xxxxxx> escreveu na mensagem
    news:9250291B-B298-459E-9C43-C5177D2C0A92@xxxxxx

    > I thought it was just me, but now I find out others are having the same
    > problem. For the last 2 years, I've been communicating via webcam with my
    > daughter in South Korea. Although not always clear and often with noise
    > in
    > the background which I attributed to the distance, the connection was
    > still
    > fairly good. However for the last 5 weeks, I have been totally unable to
    > connect. Trying to connect from either my end or my daughters end
    > results
    > in the same problem. Nothing happens and eventually times out. I tried
    > the
    > beta version with the same results. We both use logitech webcams. At my
    > daughter's suggestion, I downloaded and installed Skype as she did. We
    > connected on the first try and the connection was unbelieavbly clear and
    > noise free. You would think she was next door. Far better than Messenger
    > ever was.
    >
    > "fs_fan" wrote:
    >

    >> Can it be a bandwidth problem? What about microphones, do they connect?
    >> Strange is that it started just some tie ago. Is it possible for you to
    >> borrow another webcam to se if it works?
    >>
    >> "Lenard" <Lenard@xxxxxx> escreveu na mensagem
    >> news:8BD53955-5ADD-4E9C-BCDE-BB39171DE9F5@xxxxxx

    >> > For about 5wks now, my logitech webcam will no longer connect with my
    >> > contact
    >> > and their's with mine. We can chat online but our cameras do not work
    >> > with
    >> > each other, they just timeout and not connect. Rarely I can send my
    >> > video
    >> > but
    >> > not receive theirs at all.
    >> >
    >> > I updated my drivers for the camera with no luck and using the current
    >> > version of 8.1 msgr on XP. I can send and recieve video using Skype but
    >> > not
    >> > MSn or Yahoo.
    >> >
    >> > Could not find MSN 8.5 Beta to dwnld and try.
    >> > Help required pls.
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    RH Guest

    Re: Webcam no longer working with MSN

    For Skype to Skype communications, it is free as Messenger is. So, for the
    same price, I've decided that Skype is now my new tool....

    "fs_fan" wrote:

    > I think you made the point. I see Messenger as a "free-time" tool, to chat
    > with your friends and perhaps use micro or webcam to play a little further.
    > If you really want to keep in touch with somebody far away via webcam and
    > micro, I'd say Skype is far better.
    >
    > "RH" <RH@xxxxxx> escreveu na mensagem
    > news:9250291B-B298-459E-9C43-C5177D2C0A92@xxxxxx

    > > I thought it was just me, but now I find out others are having the same
    > > problem. For the last 2 years, I've been communicating via webcam with my
    > > daughter in South Korea. Although not always clear and often with noise
    > > in
    > > the background which I attributed to the distance, the connection was
    > > still
    > > fairly good. However for the last 5 weeks, I have been totally unable to
    > > connect. Trying to connect from either my end or my daughters end
    > > results
    > > in the same problem. Nothing happens and eventually times out. I tried
    > > the
    > > beta version with the same results. We both use logitech webcams. At my
    > > daughter's suggestion, I downloaded and installed Skype as she did. We
    > > connected on the first try and the connection was unbelieavbly clear and
    > > noise free. You would think she was next door. Far better than Messenger
    > > ever was.
    > >
    > > "fs_fan" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Can it be a bandwidth problem? What about microphones, do they connect?
    > >> Strange is that it started just some tie ago. Is it possible for you to
    > >> borrow another webcam to se if it works?
    > >>
    > >> "Lenard" <Lenard@xxxxxx> escreveu na mensagem
    > >> news:8BD53955-5ADD-4E9C-BCDE-BB39171DE9F5@xxxxxx
    > >> > For about 5wks now, my logitech webcam will no longer connect with my
    > >> > contact
    > >> > and their's with mine. We can chat online but our cameras do not work
    > >> > with
    > >> > each other, they just timeout and not connect. Rarely I can send my
    > >> > video
    > >> > but
    > >> > not receive theirs at all.
    > >> >
    > >> > I updated my drivers for the camera with no luck and using the current
    > >> > version of 8.1 msgr on XP. I can send and recieve video using Skype but
    > >> > not
    > >> > MSn or Yahoo.
    > >> >
    > >> > Could not find MSN 8.5 Beta to dwnld and try.
    > >> > Help required pls.
    > >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    TripleTaco Guest

    RE: Webcam no longer working with MSN



    I've been using MSN Messenger, now widow Live Messenger 8.5, for a couple
    years. Right around the end of 2007 it stopped working well. My friend now
    has a choppy voice. Messenger's email support was no help. It may be a
    bandwidth problem. We have started using Skype to Video conference now. I
    never liked Skype as well, but it works better now.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Deployed Soldier Guest

    RE: Webcam no longer working with MSN

    I started having the exact same issue starting early December. I am now
    downloading Skype to see if it makes a difference.

    It sure put a damper on the holidays not being able to open presents with my
    family back home. Glad I'm not the only one with this problem.

    "Lenard" wrote:

    > For about 5wks now, my logitech webcam will no longer connect with my contact
    > and their's with mine. We can chat online but our cameras do not work with
    > each other, they just timeout and not connect. Rarely I can send my video but
    > not receive theirs at all.
    >
    > I updated my drivers for the camera with no luck and using the current
    > version of 8.1 msgr on XP. I can send and recieve video using Skype but not
    > MSn or Yahoo.
    >
    > Could not find MSN 8.5 Beta to dwnld and try.
    > Help required pls.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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