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MSN Messenger 7.5 and Watchport webcam problem

  • Webcams
  • MSN Messenger
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
February 26, 2006 10:40:36 PM


I'm running MSN Messenger 7.5 on Win XP SP2, and I have a Watchport USB camera. I installed the iucam220 file. After rebooting the computer, when I go to MSN's webcam configuration I see that the webcam is working. Yet when I try to open a video conversation, it fails. When I then go back to the webcam settings, I receive an error that the webcam is being used elsewhere.

The webcam does work because I see the video (and can record) in VDub, but, for whatever reason, it's just not working in MSN or Skype (I tried that too).

Any ideas?


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March 2, 2006 1:36:09 PM

You can use Splitcam.

This will allow multiple camera streams (you can use the cam in more than one program at once)... so this should eliminate the problem you're having.