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November 23, 2004 4:59:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

I saw this post and others but could not find an easy way
to reply. So I copied the below messages into my post.
I have two XP Pro computers.

One with a firewire iBot in which the camera works fine as
a webcam but crashs the audio/video wizard for MSN
Messenger video conferencing. This matches other posts,
which claim if you try enough times it will finally work
for video conferencing BUT I do not have that much
patience. (There is the chance that if you crash too many
times trying you might lose the registry, I have before.)

The other XP computer uses the the same company's WebCamDV
driver ($20 direct) for my firewire connected DV camera.
It is just the opposite with this one. The WebCam
settings page says the device is in use and does not see
the camera. While the audio/video wizard for MSN
Messenger video conferencing does see the camera if I
select it under a generic video device name. It all seems
odd.

Both cameras do produce a quality image in MSN Messenger.
I went with firewire to avoid the burden USB devices put
on the CPU.

Hope this is helpful.

From: Jonathan Kay [MVP] (msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com)
Subject: Re: firewire connection webcam
View: Complete Thread (2 articles)
Original Format
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.msn.messenger
Date: 2004-04-12 15:47:41 PST


Greetings,

Actually it all depends on what driver the webcam is
using. In most cases however, the
primary answer is no.

However, if you're using Windows XP, There are actually
two different video functions within
MSN Messenger 6.1. The first, the "Webcam" function,
which is tested by the "Web Camera
Settings" dialog, basically supports actual "Webcam"s
only. It does not support DV/firewire
cameras, digital cameras, or video card inputs. The
second, the "Video Conference" function
is tested by the Audio/Video Tuning Wizard, supports most
devices including DV cameras and
video card inputs and uses the same functionality as
Windows Messenger does.

As such, assuming both you and your contact are using
Windows XP, to use a firewire camera,
you'll need to open up a conversation window, click the
Actions menu, and then use the 'Start
Video Conference' option.

There are a few drivers that you can use to use the built-
in MSN Messenger "Webcam" function
with firewire camera. For example.
http://www.trackercam.com/DVdriver or WebCam DV:
http://www.orangemicro.com/webcamdv.html
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> cam msn messenger work with firewire web cam?
> thanks


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Anonymous
November 23, 2004 11:36:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

UPDATE from the trenches. You must let the Messenger 6.2
audio/video wizard run for a very long time [it seems
like the computer has crashed] before it will recognize
the iBOT. Be VERY patient, it does eventually see the
iBOT -- left for dinner. However, Messenger
simultaniously disables the WEBCAM settings page, see
below.

My firewire iBOT on my second XP Pro computer is now
acting the same way as WebCam DV described below - see
below dialogue [there is no video capture card in the
second computer].

MSN Messenger 6.2 audio/video wizard in XP finally
recognized the firewire iBOT for video conferencing.
However, now that the audio/video wizard has accepted the
firewire iBOT as the video source, the webcam settings
page has the same error message as WebCamDV [see
discussion below]: "You cannot change our camera
settings because either your camera is not plugged in to
your computer or you are using it in a video conversation
or with another program." This must be an undocumented
XP "feature" or Messenger "feature.".

----- Original Message -----

I have version 2.1 of WebCamDV and the Preview utility
shows a video stream if I select the "Microsoft DV Camera
and VCR" with the taskbar icon.

----- Original Message -----

http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/webcamdvfaq.html

-----Original Message-----

I am having mixed results.

I am still having issues using the DV camera as a Webcam
in MSN 6.2 with WebCamDV. I have UPnP enabled in the
Linksys router and in XP Pro with SP2, Norton Antivirus
2005 is set to autoconfigure MSN Messenger each time it
connects. I can videoconference on my LAN with another
XP Pro machine (with a firewire iBOT Webcam -- mentioned
above) and on the Internet with other XP computers just
fine.

I just cannot use the DV camera as a "Webcam" in
Messenger.

My DV camera is connected via Firewire. I also have a
Leadtek TV2000 XP Deluxe video capture card installed on
this machine. To get WebCamDV to work with the camera, I
have selected "Microsoft DV Camera and VCR" Orangeware
suggests in its FAQs when using an ATI capture card. If
I run the Messenger audio/video wizard and select
the "WebCamDV" device, I get a static logo. But, if I
select "AVC Compliant DV Device," the DV camera works
just fine for video conferencing.

However, if I try to set the DV camera up as a "Webcam"
only in Messenger, I get the error message: "You cannot
change our camera settings because either your camera is
not plugged in to your computer or you are using it in a
video conversation or with another program." [See iBOT
discussion above.] The camera is on and listed as a
device by XP Pro in My Computer -- if I double click on
the icon in My Computer I see a live video image. The DV
camera icon is listed in My Computer as "AVC Compliant DV
Device" next to an icon for my scanner.

I went into the registry and verified that myself and
all "power users" had FULL rights to WebCamDV.

-----

http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/webcamdvfaq.html

>-----Original Message-----

Earlier post:

>I saw this post and others but could not find an easy
way
>to reply. So I copied the below messages into my post.
>I have two XP Pro computers.
>
>One with a firewire iBot in which the camera works fine
as
>a webcam but crashs the audio/video wizard for MSN
>Messenger video conferencing. This matches other
posts,
>which claim if you try enough times it will finally work
>for video conferencing BUT I do not have that much
>patience. (There is the chance that if you crash too
many
>times trying you might lose the registry, I have before.)
>
>The other XP computer uses the the same company's
WebCamDV
>driver ($20 direct) for my firewire connected DV
camera.
>It is just the opposite with this one. The WebCam
>settings page says the device is in use and does not see
>the camera. While the audio/video wizard for MSN
>Messenger video conferencing does see the camera if I
>select it under a generic video device name. It all
seems
>odd.
>
>Both cameras do produce a quality image in MSN
Messenger.
>I went with firewire to avoid the burden USB devices put
>on the CPU.
>
>Hope this is helpful.
>



>From: Jonathan Kay [MVP] (msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com)
>Subject: Re: firewire connection webcam
>View: Complete Thread (2 articles)
>Original Format
>Newsgroups: microsoft.public.msn.messenger
>Date: 2004-04-12 15:47:41 PST
>
>
>Greetings,
>
>Actually it all depends on what driver the webcam is
>using. In most cases however, the
>primary answer is no.
>
>However, if you're using Windows XP, There are actually
>two different video functions within
>MSN Messenger 6.1. The first, the "Webcam" function,
>which is tested by the "Web Camera
>Settings" dialog, basically supports actual "Webcam"s
>only. It does not support DV/firewire
>cameras, digital cameras, or video card inputs. The
>second, the "Video Conference" function
>is tested by the Audio/Video Tuning Wizard, supports
most
>devices including DV cameras and
>video card inputs and uses the same functionality as
>Windows Messenger does.
>
>As such, assuming both you and your contact are using
>Windows XP, to use a firewire camera,
>you'll need to open up a conversation window, click the
>Actions menu, and then use the 'Start
>Video Conference' option.
>
>There are a few drivers that you can use to use the
built-
>in MSN Messenger "Webcam" function
>with firewire camera. For example.
>http://www.trackercam.com/DVdriver or WebCam DV:
>http://www.orangemicro.com/webcamdv.html
>____________________________________________
>Jonathan Kay
November 26, 2004 5:29:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

MORE FROM THE TRENCHES:
I have found a way to resolve the following "However, if
I try to set the DV camera up as a Webcam only, I get the
error message: "You cannot change our camera settings
because either your camera is not plugged in to your
computer or you are using it in a video conversation or
with another program." I assume the issue is the later,
XP thinks it is use with another program. The camera is
on and listed as a device by XP Pro -- if I double click
on the icon in My Computer I see a live video image. The
DV camera icon is listed in My Computer as "AVC Compliant
DV Device" next to an icon for my scanner." (see below)

I found that I must revisit the tray icon, right click on
it and reselect "Microsoft DV Camera and VCR" if I change
between video conferencing wizard setup and webcam
settings in MSN Messenger. If I remember to do that then
each function works properly. (It does randomly crash,
requiring a reboot of the system to use the driver again.)

However, since there is no tray icon associated with the
iBOT firewire webcam, I can not switch between running
the wizard for video conferencing and webcam setting in
MSN Messenger. If I set the iBOT for video conferencing,
it is unstable and crashes. The iBot as a webcam is
stable in MSN Messenger v. 6.2.

Hope this helps.
>-----Original Message-----
>UPDATE from the trenches. You must let the Messenger
6.2
>audio/video wizard run for a very long time [it seems
>like the computer has crashed] before it will recognize
>the iBOT. Be VERY patient, it does eventually see the
>iBOT -- left for dinner. However, Messenger
>simultaniously disables the WEBCAM settings page, see
>below.
>
>My firewire iBOT on my second XP Pro computer is now
>acting the same way as WebCam DV described below - see
>below dialogue [there is no video capture card in the
>second computer].
>
>MSN Messenger 6.2 audio/video wizard in XP finally
>recognized the firewire iBOT for video conferencing.
>However, now that the audio/video wizard has accepted
the
>firewire iBOT as the video source, the webcam settings
>page has the same error message as WebCamDV [see
>discussion below]: "You cannot change our camera
>settings because either your camera is not plugged in to
>your computer or you are using it in a video
conversation
>or with another program." This must be an undocumented
>XP "feature" or Messenger "feature.".
>
>----- Original Message -----
>
>I have version 2.1 of WebCamDV and the Preview utility
>shows a video stream if I select the "Microsoft DV
Camera
>and VCR" with the taskbar icon.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>
>http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/webcamdvfaq.html
>
>-----Original Message-----
>
>I am having mixed results.
>
>I am still having issues using the DV camera as a Webcam
>in MSN 6.2 with WebCamDV. I have UPnP enabled in the
>Linksys router and in XP Pro with SP2, Norton Antivirus
>2005 is set to autoconfigure MSN Messenger each time it
>connects. I can videoconference on my LAN with another
>XP Pro machine (with a firewire iBOT Webcam -- mentioned
>above) and on the Internet with other XP computers just
>fine.
>
>I just cannot use the DV camera as a "Webcam" in
>Messenger.
>
>My DV camera is connected via Firewire. I also have a
>Leadtek TV2000 XP Deluxe video capture card installed on
>this machine. To get WebCamDV to work with the camera,
I
>have selected "Microsoft DV Camera and VCR" Orangeware
>suggests in its FAQs when using an ATI capture card. If
>I run the Messenger audio/video wizard and select
>the "WebCamDV" device, I get a static logo. But, if I
>select "AVC Compliant DV Device," the DV camera works
>just fine for video conferencing.
>
>However, if I try to set the DV camera up as a "Webcam"
>only in Messenger, I get the error message: "You cannot
>change our camera settings because either your camera is
>not plugged in to your computer or you are using it in a
>video conversation or with another program." [See iBOT
>discussion above.] The camera is on and listed as a
>device by XP Pro in My Computer -- if I double click on
>the icon in My Computer I see a live video image. The
DV
>camera icon is listed in My Computer as "AVC Compliant
DV
>Device" next to an icon for my scanner.
>
>I went into the registry and verified that myself and
>all "power users" had FULL rights to WebCamDV.
>
>-----
>
>http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/webcamdvfaq.html
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>
>Earlier post:
>
>>I saw this post and others but could not find an easy
>way
>>to reply. So I copied the below messages into my post.
>>I have two XP Pro computers.
>>
>>One with a firewire iBot in which the camera works fine
>as
>>a webcam but crashs the audio/video wizard for MSN
>>Messenger video conferencing. This matches other
>posts,
>>which claim if you try enough times it will finally
work
>>for video conferencing BUT I do not have that much
>>patience. (There is the chance that if you crash too
>many
>>times trying you might lose the registry, I have
before.)
>>
>>The other XP computer uses the the same company's
>WebCamDV
>>driver ($20 direct) for my firewire connected DV
>camera.
>>It is just the opposite with this one. The WebCam
>>settings page says the device is in use and does not
see
>>the camera. While the audio/video wizard for MSN
>>Messenger video conferencing does see the camera if I
>>select it under a generic video device name. It all
>seems
>>odd.
>>
>>Both cameras do produce a quality image in MSN
>Messenger.
>>I went with firewire to avoid the burden USB devices
put
>>on the CPU.
>>
>>Hope this is helpful.
>>
>
>
>
>>From: Jonathan Kay [MVP] (msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com)
>>Subject: Re: firewire connection webcam
>>View: Complete Thread (2 articles)
>>Original Format
>>Newsgroups: microsoft.public.msn.messenger
>>Date: 2004-04-12 15:47:41 PST
>>
>>
>>Greetings,
>>
>>Actually it all depends on what driver the webcam is
>>using. In most cases however, the
>>primary answer is no.
>>
>>However, if you're using Windows XP, There are actually
>>two different video functions within
>>MSN Messenger 6.1. The first, the "Webcam" function,
>>which is tested by the "Web Camera
>>Settings" dialog, basically supports actual "Webcam"s
>>only. It does not support DV/firewire
>>cameras, digital cameras, or video card inputs. The
>>second, the "Video Conference" function
>>is tested by the Audio/Video Tuning Wizard, supports
>most
>>devices including DV cameras and
>>video card inputs and uses the same functionality as
>>Windows Messenger does.
>>
>>As such, assuming both you and your contact are using
>>Windows XP, to use a firewire camera,
>>you'll need to open up a conversation window, click the
>>Actions menu, and then use the 'Start
>>Video Conference' option.
>>
>>There are a few drivers that you can use to use the
>built-
>>in MSN Messenger "Webcam" function
>>with firewire camera. For example.
>>http://www.trackercam.com/DVdriver or WebCam DV:
>>http://www.orangemicro.com/webcamdv.html
>>____________________________________________
>>Jonathan Kay
>
>.
>
December 1, 2004 2:41:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

AND THE BEAT GOES ON
Pursuant to a web site post, the firewire iBot drivers
produce VFW format video and Orangeware does not make a
WDM driver for the iBot which may be why it does not
function in a video conference, just as a webcam.
WebCamDV is working well as either a webcam or for video
conferencing, provided I remember to select "Microsoft DV
Camera and VCR" before each session.

>-----Original Message-----
>MORE FROM THE TRENCHES:
>I have found a way to resolve the following "However, if
>I try to set the DV camera up as a Webcam only, I get the
>error message: "You cannot change our camera settings
>because either your camera is not plugged in to your
>computer or you are using it in a video conversation or
>with another program." I assume the issue is the later,
>XP thinks it is use with another program. The camera is
>on and listed as a device by XP Pro -- if I double click
>on the icon in My Computer I see a live video image. The
>DV camera icon is listed in My Computer as "AVC Compliant
>DV Device" next to an icon for my scanner." (see below)
>
>I found that I must revisit the tray icon, right click on
>it and reselect "Microsoft DV Camera and VCR" if I change
>between video conferencing wizard setup and webcam
>settings in MSN Messenger. If I remember to do that then
>each function works properly. (It does randomly crash,
>requiring a reboot of the system to use the driver again.)
>
>However, since there is no tray icon associated with the
>iBOT firewire webcam, I can not switch between running
>the wizard for video conferencing and webcam setting in
>MSN Messenger. If I set the iBOT for video conferencing,
>it is unstable and crashes. The iBot as a webcam is
>stable in MSN Messenger v. 6.2.
>
>Hope this helps.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>UPDATE from the trenches. You must let the Messenger
>6.2
>>audio/video wizard run for a very long time [it seems
>>like the computer has crashed] before it will recognize
>>the iBOT. Be VERY patient, it does eventually see the
>>iBOT -- left for dinner. However, Messenger
>>simultaniously disables the WEBCAM settings page, see
>>below.
>>
>>My firewire iBOT on my second XP Pro computer is now
>>acting the same way as WebCam DV described below - see
>>below dialogue [there is no video capture card in the
>>second computer].
>>
>>MSN Messenger 6.2 audio/video wizard in XP finally
>>recognized the firewire iBOT for video conferencing.
>>However, now that the audio/video wizard has accepted
>the
>>firewire iBOT as the video source, the webcam settings
>>page has the same error message as WebCamDV [see
>>discussion below]: "You cannot change our camera
>>settings because either your camera is not plugged in to
>>your computer or you are using it in a video
>conversation
>>or with another program." This must be an undocumented
>>XP "feature" or Messenger "feature.".
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>
>>I have version 2.1 of WebCamDV and the Preview utility
>>shows a video stream if I select the "Microsoft DV
>Camera
>>and VCR" with the taskbar icon.
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>
>>http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/webcamdvfaq.html
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>
>>I am having mixed results.
>>
>>I am still having issues using the DV camera as a Webcam
>>in MSN 6.2 with WebCamDV. I have UPnP enabled in the
>>Linksys router and in XP Pro with SP2, Norton Antivirus
>>2005 is set to autoconfigure MSN Messenger each time it
>>connects. I can videoconference on my LAN with another
>>XP Pro machine (with a firewire iBOT Webcam -- mentioned
>>above) and on the Internet with other XP computers just
>>fine.
>>
>>I just cannot use the DV camera as a "Webcam" in
>>Messenger.
>>
>>My DV camera is connected via Firewire. I also have a
>>Leadtek TV2000 XP Deluxe video capture card installed on
>>this machine. To get WebCamDV to work with the camera,
>I
>>have selected "Microsoft DV Camera and VCR" Orangeware
>>suggests in its FAQs when using an ATI capture card. If
>>I run the Messenger audio/video wizard and select
>>the "WebCamDV" device, I get a static logo. But, if I
>>select "AVC Compliant DV Device," the DV camera works
>>just fine for video conferencing.
>>
>>However, if I try to set the DV camera up as a "Webcam"
>>only in Messenger, I get the error message: "You cannot
>>change our camera settings because either your camera is
>>not plugged in to your computer or you are using it in a
>>video conversation or with another program." [See iBOT
>>discussion above.] The camera is on and listed as a
>>device by XP Pro in My Computer -- if I double click on
>>the icon in My Computer I see a live video image. The
>DV
>>camera icon is listed in My Computer as "AVC Compliant
>DV
>>Device" next to an icon for my scanner.
>>
>>I went into the registry and verified that myself and
>>all "power users" had FULL rights to WebCamDV.
>>
>>-----
>>
>>http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/webcamdvfaq.html
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>
>>Earlier post:
>>
>>>I saw this post and others but could not find an easy
>>way
>>>to reply. So I copied the below messages into my post.
>>>I have two XP Pro computers.
>>>
>>>One with a firewire iBot in which the camera works fine
>>as
>>>a webcam but crashs the audio/video wizard for MSN
>>>Messenger video conferencing. This matches other
>>posts,
>>>which claim if you try enough times it will finally
>work
>>>for video conferencing BUT I do not have that much
>>>patience. (There is the chance that if you crash too
>>many
>>>times trying you might lose the registry, I have
>before.)
>>>
>>>The other XP computer uses the the same company's
>>WebCamDV
>>>driver ($20 direct) for my firewire connected DV
>>camera.
>>>It is just the opposite with this one. The WebCam
>>>settings page says the device is in use and does not
>see
>>>the camera. While the audio/video wizard for MSN
>>>Messenger video conferencing does see the camera if I
>>>select it under a generic video device name. It all
>>seems
>>>odd.
>>>
>>>Both cameras do produce a quality image in MSN
>>Messenger.
>>>I went with firewire to avoid the burden USB devices
>put
>>>on the CPU.
>>>
>>>Hope this is helpful.
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>From: Jonathan Kay [MVP] (msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com)
>>>Subject: Re: firewire connection webcam
>>>View: Complete Thread (2 articles)
>>>Original Format
>>>Newsgroups: microsoft.public.msn.messenger
>>>Date: 2004-04-12 15:47:41 PST
>>>
>>>
>>>Greetings,
>>>
>>>Actually it all depends on what driver the webcam is
>>>using. In most cases however, the
>>>primary answer is no.
>>>
>>>However, if you're using Windows XP, There are actually
>>>two different video functions within
>>>MSN Messenger 6.1. The first, the "Webcam" function,
>>>which is tested by the "Web Camera
>>>Settings" dialog, basically supports actual "Webcam"s
>>>only. It does not support DV/firewire
>>>cameras, digital cameras, or video card inputs. The
>>>second, the "Video Conference" function
>>>is tested by the Audio/Video Tuning Wizard, supports
>>most
>>>devices including DV cameras and
>>>video card inputs and uses the same functionality as
>>>Windows Messenger does.
>>>
>>>As such, assuming both you and your contact are using
>>>Windows XP, to use a firewire camera,
>>>you'll need to open up a conversation window, click the
>>>Actions menu, and then use the 'Start
>>>Video Conference' option.
>>>
>>>There are a few drivers that you can use to use the
>>built-
>>>in MSN Messenger "Webcam" function
>>>with firewire camera. For example.
>>>http://www.trackercam.com/DVdriver or WebCam DV:
>>>http://www.orangemicro.com/webcamdv.html
>>>____________________________________________
>>>Jonathan Kay
>>
>>.
>>
>.
>
December 23, 2004 1:18:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

SUCCESS!
I switched to the XP included driver for the iBot WebCam
rather than iBot's own driver. That fixed the inability
to make video conferences with the firewire iBot. I must
now manually focus but other than that MSN Messenger video
conferencing, as well as WebCam, now works VERY well with
the firewire iBot!
>-----Original Message-----
>AND THE BEAT GOES ON
>Pursuant to a web site post, the firewire iBot drivers
>produce VFW format video and Orangeware does not make a
>WDM driver for the iBot which may be why it does not
>function in a video conference, just as a webcam.
>WebCamDV is working well as either a webcam or for video
>conferencing, provided I remember to select "Microsoft DV
>Camera and VCR" before each session.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>MORE FROM THE TRENCHES:
>>I have found a way to resolve the following "However, if
>>I try to set the DV camera up as a Webcam only, I get
the
>>error message: "You cannot change our camera settings
>>because either your camera is not plugged in to your
>>computer or you are using it in a video conversation or
>>with another program." I assume the issue is the later,
>>XP thinks it is use with another program. The camera is
>>on and listed as a device by XP Pro -- if I double click
>>on the icon in My Computer I see a live video image.
The
>>DV camera icon is listed in My Computer as "AVC
Compliant
>>DV Device" next to an icon for my scanner." (see below)
>>
>>I found that I must revisit the tray icon, right click
on
>>it and reselect "Microsoft DV Camera and VCR" if I
change
>>between video conferencing wizard setup and webcam
>>settings in MSN Messenger. If I remember to do that
then
>>each function works properly. (It does randomly crash,
>>requiring a reboot of the system to use the driver
again.)
>>
>>However, since there is no tray icon associated with
the
>>iBOT firewire webcam, I can not switch between running
>>the wizard for video conferencing and webcam setting in
>>MSN Messenger. If I set the iBOT for video
conferencing,
>>it is unstable and crashes. The iBot as a webcam is
>>stable in MSN Messenger v. 6.2.
>>
>>Hope this helps.
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>UPDATE from the trenches. You must let the Messenger
>>6.2
>>>audio/video wizard run for a very long time [it seems
>>>like the computer has crashed] before it will recognize
>>>the iBOT. Be VERY patient, it does eventually see the
>>>iBOT -- left for dinner. However, Messenger
>>>simultaniously disables the WEBCAM settings page, see
>>>below.
>>>
>>>My firewire iBOT on my second XP Pro computer is now
>>>acting the same way as WebCam DV described below - see
>>>below dialogue [there is no video capture card in the
>>>second computer].
>>>
>>>MSN Messenger 6.2 audio/video wizard in XP finally
>>>recognized the firewire iBOT for video conferencing.
>>>However, now that the audio/video wizard has accepted
>>the
>>>firewire iBOT as the video source, the webcam settings
>>>page has the same error message as WebCamDV [see
>>>discussion below]: "You cannot change our camera
>>>settings because either your camera is not plugged in
to
>>>your computer or you are using it in a video
>>conversation
>>>or with another program." This must be an undocumented
>>>XP "feature" or Messenger "feature.".
>>>
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>
>>>I have version 2.1 of WebCamDV and the Preview utility
>>>shows a video stream if I select the "Microsoft DV
>>Camera
>>>and VCR" with the taskbar icon.
>>>
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>
>>>http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/webcamdvfaq.html
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>
>>>I am having mixed results.
>>>
>>>I am still having issues using the DV camera as a
Webcam
>>>in MSN 6.2 with WebCamDV. I have UPnP enabled in the
>>>Linksys router and in XP Pro with SP2, Norton Antivirus
>>>2005 is set to autoconfigure MSN Messenger each time it
>>>connects. I can videoconference on my LAN with another
>>>XP Pro machine (with a firewire iBOT Webcam --
mentioned
>>>above) and on the Internet with other XP computers just
>>>fine.
>>>
>>>I just cannot use the DV camera as a "Webcam" in
>>>Messenger.
>>>
>>>My DV camera is connected via Firewire. I also have a
>>>Leadtek TV2000 XP Deluxe video capture card installed
on
>>>this machine. To get WebCamDV to work with the camera,
>>I
>>>have selected "Microsoft DV Camera and VCR" Orangeware
>>>suggests in its FAQs when using an ATI capture card.
If
>>>I run the Messenger audio/video wizard and select
>>>the "WebCamDV" device, I get a static logo. But, if I
>>>select "AVC Compliant DV Device," the DV camera works
>>>just fine for video conferencing.
>>>
>>>However, if I try to set the DV camera up as a "Webcam"
>>>only in Messenger, I get the error message: "You cannot
>>>change our camera settings because either your camera
is
>>>not plugged in to your computer or you are using it in
a
>>>video conversation or with another program." [See iBOT
>>>discussion above.] The camera is on and listed as a
>>>device by XP Pro in My Computer -- if I double click on
>>>the icon in My Computer I see a live video image. The
>>DV
>>>camera icon is listed in My Computer as "AVC Compliant
>>DV
>>>Device" next to an icon for my scanner.
>>>
>>>I went into the registry and verified that myself and
>>>all "power users" had FULL rights to WebCamDV.
>>>
>>>-----
>>>
>>>http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/webcamdvfaq.html
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>
>>>Earlier post:
>>>
>>>>I saw this post and others but could not find an easy
>>>way
>>>>to reply. So I copied the below messages into my post.
>>>>I have two XP Pro computers.
>>>>
>>>>One with a firewire iBot in which the camera works
fine
>>>as
>>>>a webcam but crashs the audio/video wizard for MSN
>>>>Messenger video conferencing. This matches other
>>>posts,
>>>>which claim if you try enough times it will finally
>>work
>>>>for video conferencing BUT I do not have that much
>>>>patience. (There is the chance that if you crash too
>>>many
>>>>times trying you might lose the registry, I have
>>before.)
>>>>
>>>>The other XP computer uses the the same company's
>>>WebCamDV
>>>>driver ($20 direct) for my firewire connected DV
>>>camera.
>>>>It is just the opposite with this one. The WebCam
>>>>settings page says the device is in use and does not
>>see
>>>>the camera. While the audio/video wizard for MSN
>>>>Messenger video conferencing does see the camera if I
>>>>select it under a generic video device name. It all
>>>seems
>>>>odd.
>>>>
>>>>Both cameras do produce a quality image in MSN
>>>Messenger.
>>>>I went with firewire to avoid the burden USB devices
>>put
>>>>on the CPU.
>>>>
>>>>Hope this is helpful.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>From: Jonathan Kay [MVP]
(msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com)
>>>>Subject: Re: firewire connection webcam
>>>>View: Complete Thread (2 articles)
>>>>Original Format
>>>>Newsgroups: microsoft.public.msn.messenger
>>>>Date: 2004-04-12 15:47:41 PST
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Greetings,
>>>>
>>>>Actually it all depends on what driver the webcam is
>>>>using. In most cases however, the
>>>>primary answer is no.
>>>>
>>>>However, if you're using Windows XP, There are
actually
>>>>two different video functions within
>>>>MSN Messenger 6.1. The first, the "Webcam" function,
>>>>which is tested by the "Web Camera
>>>>Settings" dialog, basically supports actual "Webcam"s
>>>>only. It does not support DV/firewire
>>>>cameras, digital cameras, or video card inputs. The
>>>>second, the "Video Conference" function
>>>>is tested by the Audio/Video Tuning Wizard, supports
>>>most
>>>>devices including DV cameras and
>>>>video card inputs and uses the same functionality as
>>>>Windows Messenger does.
>>>>
>>>>As such, assuming both you and your contact are using
>>>>Windows XP, to use a firewire camera,
>>>>you'll need to open up a conversation window, click
the
>>>>Actions menu, and then use the 'Start
>>>>Video Conference' option.
>>>>
>>>>There are a few drivers that you can use to use the
>>>built-
>>>>in MSN Messenger "Webcam" function
>>>>with firewire camera. For example.
>>>>http://www.trackercam.com/DVdriver or WebCam DV:
>>>>http://www.orangemicro.com/webcamdv.html
>>>>____________________________________________
>>>>Jonathan Kay
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