The "tester" in the wizard is actually separate from the actual video feature in Messenger,
so that's why it's not always a good determiner.
Also, what video capabilities are going to take place are dependent on what client your
contact is using. Do you happen to know what version of Messenger they're using as well?
One thing you could try is to use a Virtual Webcam, which can connect up to your existing
webcam and works through it (you can also get some different effects by doing this). One
free example is ManyCam (www.manycam.com
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"Billies" <Billies@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Ik have installed teh versio of Windows Live Messenger, version 2009, build
> 14.0.8064.206. I installed it this weekend so that can't be the problem.
> When I go through te setting of my audio and webcam its all going ok. I see
> myself in the screen and hear myslef on the audio. Thats why this is so
> strange to me. Everything is going as it should but still the problems when I
> start en videoconference.
> And more. I can't select the option to start only my own webcam wiothout
> audio. That option is not activated.
> I hope you can help me with this
> Wim Jansen
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>> Greetings Wim,
>> There was a new version of Messenger released on Friday, which supposedly should have some
>> fixes for these webcam issues. You both should upgrade to the latest version to see if
>> helps at all:
>> Also, what happens when you go through the Audio and video setup wizard? You can get to
>> by opening any Messenger window, pressing the Alt key on the keyboard, and choosing Audio
>> video setup (not sure what the wording is in Dutch, sorry).
>> Jonathan Kay
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
>> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
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>> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>> (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
>> "Billies" <Billies@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > I have downloaded the newest driver for my webcam. Ik have contact with
>> > peopel who also use WLM 9 final. Still i Cannot connect with webcam or can
>> > not see my own webcam. In teh webcamscreen si a red cross showing. My contact
>> > can see me at that moment.
>> > Strange ! Who can help ?
>> > Ik heb de nieuwste driver voor de webcam. Ik heb contact met mensen diie ook
>> > WLM 9 final hebben. En nog zie ik bij mezelf een rood kruis in het venster
>> > van de webcam. En dat terwijl de ander mij wel kan zien. Ik kan mezelf dus
>> > niet zien.
>> > bijzonder vreemd ! wie weet een oplossing ????
>> > --
>> > Wim Jansen