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Hi, everytime I use my skype connection my video freezes after 1 min. I can still see the other person and that video is fine, but the pic of myself and their picture at the other end is frozen. Can you help. Moray


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See Section A. Skype in the info below.
\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 \015\012 Normal\015\012 0\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Web Camera’s have to be\015\012setup on the program they are to be used with. \015\012Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to\015\012broadcast on messengers or Skype.
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\015\012\015\012Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for\015\012the Audio and Video to function properly.
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\015\012\015\012A. Skype Setup:
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\015\012\015\012After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:
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  1. Go to\015\012 TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone\015\012 and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
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  3. Then\015\012 click on the Video Settings.
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  5. The\015\012 camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
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  7. Then\015\012 on the bottom of the page click on Save.
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\015\012\015\012The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and\015\012talk to you.
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\015\012\015\012B. Yahoo Setup:
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\015\012\015\012After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up\015\012as follows:
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  1. Go to\015\012 Messenger at the top left and click on it.
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  3. Next\015\012 go down to Preferences and click on it.
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  5. Next\015\012 Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to\015\012 the computer Audio Card.
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  7. Next\015\012 go to the Test Audio section and \015\012 (in blue writing) click on \015\012 “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the\015\012 left window.
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\015\012\015\012C. Windows Live\015\012Messenger:
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  1. After\015\012 you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the\015\012 square on top left next to the red X.
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  3. Then\015\012 on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show\015\012 Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
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  5. Next\015\012 go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
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  7. Go to\015\012 “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the\015\012 instructions.
\015\012\015\012NOTE: You audio and\015\012video should work. Enjoy.
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\015\012\015\012When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so\015\012you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
\015\012\015\012Hope this helps. Bud
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