One way video

S

Swifty

I have a webcam, so I can start a Video call from home. My colleague (in
the office) does not have (is not allowed to have) a webcam. So, my
colleague can see me, and I can see my webcam output (albeit mirror-image).

But the box which had been showing my colleagues persona picture is now
just a grey square. Is there any way to get it to fall back to the
persona picture when the other end does not have a webcam?

As a workaround, I'm going to print out a photograph of my colleague,
and cut out one of the eyes, then hang it over the webcam at the top of
my display. That way, I'll get a fairly life-like experience of talking
with a real person.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk
 

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Jonathan Kay [MVP]

Greetings Steve,

Actually yes you can initiate webcam with your contact without having to fall back on the
print-out method. Instead of clicking video call, click the menu button in the corner
(alternatively, just press the Alt key on the keyboard to bring up the menu bar), choose
Actions, then Video, and then Show my webcam. This is a different feature from Video Call,
and won't replace the display picture of your contact.

Also, another shortcut is to click the small webcam icon next to your display picture, and
choose the Show my webcam function there.

Additionally, if you also require audio, just click the Call button after you've sent the
webcam request.

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
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"Swifty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:urDb#[email protected]

> I have a webcam, so I can start a Video call from home. My colleague (in the office) does
> not have (is not allowed to have) a webcam. So, my colleague can see me, and I can see my
> webcam output (albeit mirror-image).
>
> But the box which had been showing my colleagues persona picture is now just a grey square.
> Is there any way to get it to fall back to the persona picture when the other end does not
> have a webcam?
>
> As a workaround, I'm going to print out a photograph of my colleague, and cut out one of
> the eyes, then hang it over the webcam at the top of my display. That way, I'll get a
> fairly life-like experience of talking with a real person.
>
> --
> Steve Swift
> http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
> http://www.ringers.org.uk
 

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Swifty

Jonathan Kay [MVP] wrote:

> Actually yes you can initiate webcam with your contact without having to fall back on the
> print-out method. Instead of clicking video call, click the menu button in the corner
> (alternatively, just press the Alt key on the keyboard to bring up the menu bar), choose
> Actions, then Video, and then Show my webcam. This is a different feature from Video Call,
> and won't replace the display picture of your contact.
>
> Also, another shortcut is to click the small webcam icon next to your display picture, and
> choose the Show my webcam function there.
>
> Additionally, if you also require audio, just click the Call button after you've sent the
> webcam request.
I'm now eagerly anticipating my daily call. Thanks!

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk
 

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kroegj jas

Solution: One way video

You should revert to the previous version of Windows Live Messenger. See the following solution that should fix your problem:
http://blog.eddsn.com/2010/05/show-my-webcam-not-available-and-grey-square-during-video-call-in-windows-live-messenger-14-0-8117-416/




Swifty wrote:

One way video
25-Feb-09

I have a webcam, so I can start a Video call from home. My colleague (in
the office) does not have (is not allowed to have) a webcam. So, my
colleague can see me, and I can see my webcam output (albeit mirror-image).

But the box which had been showing my colleagues persona picture is now
just a grey square. Is there any way to get it to fall back to the
persona picture when the other end does not have a webcam?

As a workaround, I'm going to print out a photograph of my colleague,
and cut out one of the eyes, then hang it over the webcam at the top of
my display. That way, I'll get a fairly life-like experience of talking
with a real person.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:04 PM
Swifty wrote:

One way video
I have a webcam, so I can start a Video call from home. My colleague (in
the office) does not have (is not allowed to have) a webcam. So, my
colleague can see me, and I can see my webcam output (albeit mirror-image).

But the box which had been showing my colleagues persona picture is now
just a grey square. Is there any way to get it to fall back to the
persona picture when the other end does not have a webcam?

As a workaround, I'm going to print out a photograph of my colleague,
and cut out one of the eyes, then hang it over the webcam at the top of
my display. That way, I'll get a fairly life-like experience of talking
with a real person.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk

On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:31 PM
Jonathan Kay [MVP] wrote:

Greetings Steve,Actually yes you can initiate webcam with your contact without
Greetings Steve,

Actually yes you can initiate webcam with your contact without having to fall back on the
print-out method. Instead of clicking video call, click the menu button in the corner
(alternatively, just press the Alt key on the keyboard to bring up the menu bar), choose
Actions, then Video, and then Show my webcam. This is a different feature from Video Call,
and won't replace the display picture of your contact.

Also, another shortcut is to click the small webcam icon next to your display picture, and
choose the Show my webcam function there.

Additionally, if you also require audio, just click the Call button after you've sent the
webcam request.

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
--

"Swifty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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On Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:41 AM
Swifty wrote:

Re: One way video
Jonathan Kay [MVP] wrote:

I am now eagerly anticipating my daily call. Thanks!

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk


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Jonathan Kay [MVP]

Re: Solution: One way video

Greetings,

This thread is from last year, the update was only last week.

This won't help.

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Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
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"kroegj jas" wrote in message news:[email protected]

> You should revert to the previous version of Windows Live Messenger. See the following
> solution that should fix your problem:
> http://blog.eddsn.com/2010/05/show-my-webcam-not-available-and-grey-square-during-video-call-in-windows-live-messenger-14-0-8117-416/
>
>
>
>
> Swifty wrote:
>
> One way video
> 25-Feb-09
>
> I have a webcam, so I can start a Video call from home. My colleague (in
> the office) does not have (is not allowed to have) a webcam. So, my
> colleague can see me, and I can see my webcam output (albeit mirror-image).
>
> But the box which had been showing my colleagues persona picture is now
> just a grey square. Is there any way to get it to fall back to the
> persona picture when the other end does not have a webcam?
>
> As a workaround, I'm going to print out a photograph of my colleague,
> and cut out one of the eyes, then hang it over the webcam at the top of
> my display. That way, I'll get a fairly life-like experience of talking
> with a real person.
>
> --
> Steve Swift
> http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
> http://www.ringers.org.uk
>
> Previous Posts In This Thread:
>
> On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:04 PM
> Swifty wrote:
>
> One way video
> I have a webcam, so I can start a Video call from home. My colleague (in
> the office) does not have (is not allowed to have) a webcam. So, my
> colleague can see me, and I can see my webcam output (albeit mirror-image).
>
> But the box which had been showing my colleagues persona picture is now
> just a grey square. Is there any way to get it to fall back to the
> persona picture when the other end does not have a webcam?
>
> As a workaround, I'm going to print out a photograph of my colleague,
> and cut out one of the eyes, then hang it over the webcam at the top of
> my display. That way, I'll get a fairly life-like experience of talking
> with a real person.
>
> --
> Steve Swift
> http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
> http://www.ringers.org.uk
>
> On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:31 PM
> Jonathan Kay [MVP] wrote:
>
> Greetings Steve,Actually yes you can initiate webcam with your contact without
> Greetings Steve,
>
> Actually yes you can initiate webcam with your contact without having to fall back on the
> print-out method. Instead of clicking video call, click the menu button in the corner
> (alternatively, just press the Alt key on the keyboard to bring up the menu bar), choose
> Actions, then Video, and then Show my webcam. This is a different feature from Video Call,
> and won't replace the display picture of your contact.
>
> Also, another shortcut is to click the small webcam icon next to your display picture, and
> choose the Show my webcam function there.
>
> Additionally, if you also require audio, just click the Call button after you've sent the
> webcam request.
>
> --
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
> --
>
> "Swifty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:urDb#[email protected]
>
> On Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:41 AM
> Swifty wrote:
>
> Re: One way video
> Jonathan Kay [MVP] wrote:
>
> I am now eagerly anticipating my daily call. Thanks!
>
> --
> Steve Swift
> http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
> http://www.ringers.org.uk
>
>
> Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
> BOOK REVIEW: Effective C#, Second Edition [Addison Wesley]
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials/aspnet/b2f8766d-a4c1-4d5a-97af-c38852b3b455/book-review-effective-c.aspx
 

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