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Webcam on Windows Live Messenger

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Pilcrow, Sep 15, 2007.

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  1. Pilcrow

    Pilcrow Thread Starter

    Sep 15, 2007
    Hi, so I have a problem with Windows Live Messenger. For some reason I'm not able to view other people's webcams. It just says: "Webcam. Sponsored by..." on a white background, although the connection is established. I didn't have any problems like these with older versions of MSN.
    Any idea why this is and how to fix it?

    By the way, I'm using Windows XP if that's of any help.

    Thank you.
  2. wazzi


    Oct 4, 2007
    i have the same problem too :S
  3. tburbano


    Sep 28, 2007
    Same problem here...apparently it has something to do with the version that you are running. Somebody could confirm that? I read in some other websites that messenger 8.1 won't recognize webcams no matter what you do, so it's mandatory to downgrade to messenger 7.1 if you want to video chat with someone. I cannot confirm it because my pc has a bug and I am working on it with the help of this great site...as soon as I fix it I will tell you.
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