my web cam is fine and it worked all day yesterday! whats wrong? how can i fix this?
ive been chatting ith people for days and its worked great. now they cannot see me, they can hear me tho. you know the little square screen where it shows yourself, well mine just says black with a little spinning circle in the middle and it never loads up. my friends cannot see me anymore. i cannot figure this out. its not my connection because i have the top of the line service here. can anyone please help?
What version of Skype are you running? Click on Help > About Skype for the specific version number.
What version of Windows?
What type webcam?
Click on Tools > Options > Video settings. Do you see your own video there? What does it say in the Select webcam box?
i am having the same exact problem i can see and hear them but they can only hear me, it keeps saying the video is loading. i went to my video settings everything is fine with it and i can see myself there. but when i call it doesnt work? its not a problem with my computer or settings. i need help
If you're having the exact same problem as is the original poster, I ask that you answer the exact same questions I asked of them.
IM running the newest version and they said to turn My camera on I don't know how though. Please help!
I'm able to see my friends ONLY when I call. But they can't see me. If they call me, they can see ME but I can't see them. Hm. Both of us are on brand new Macs with the latest version of Skype installed. I sure wish this software weren't so glitchy. Oh right, it belongs to MS now.
Windows 7 home premium
Webcam is a "Webcam SCB-1100N" it came stock on my samsung laptop
I can see my own video, but my friend on a Mac doesn't see.. it's kind of frustrating because like original post said, it was working fine yesterday..
Thanks in advance
The problem may be with your friend's Mac. Do you have other contacts you can try a video call with to see if the same problem happens? Does that Mac user have the same problem with other contacts, or just you?
Also, in some cases where your video isn't being received at the other end, turning your webcam off for a view seconds and then turning it back on will jump start the video feed.
21-11-2012 22:43 - edited 21-11-2012 22:44
I am using Win 7 on two desktop computers; one is my Dad's the other mine. We used video chat for several weeks but now he can see me but I cannot see him. I used Logmein to operate his computer remotely and found that the red bar is drawn through the video icon at the bottom of the screen. I clicked it and the red bar disappeared but just for a minute then it came back. I then uninstalled Skype on his computer (remotely) and re-installed it. That worked... Until the next time we tried to communicate; same problem.
Is there a security setting on his computer that could be causing this? (Speed of connection is not a problem; we are both using cable connections.) He can see me but I cannot see him; sound works both ways. Why would I and my Dad be able top turn the video "on" only to have it go back to the red bar status "off"?