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how to turn on video webcam?

Novel Tourist

How do I turn on the video webcam on skype?

 

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Community Ambassador

Have you tried clicking on the camera button during a call or checking "Tools" - "Options" - "Video Settings" to see if Skype even detects your installed camera?

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Novel Adventurer

Yes but the video button is grayed out so I cannot put webcam on. It is working on the computer just not in skype.

 

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Novel Adventurer

Webcam is working on the computer but in skype it is not working and the box with video/webcam is grayed out so I cannot do anything to turn it on.

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Community Ambassador

What exactly is the version of Skype program installed on your computer? In Skype go to Help -> About Skype.

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Casual Tourist

My video call button is grayed over and I can't get it working I've tried tools-options-video settings and there is no on or off button for the webcam. Help?

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Casual Tourist

how to turn on video webcam

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Casual Tourist
I will try this, Thanks
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Novel Tourist
how do I turn on my skype camera
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Community Ambassador

Can you see your camera video feed under "Tools" - "Options" - "Video Settings"?

 

If Skype does not detect  your camera, then you will not be able to use it.  If you are using a processor that is not fully Pentium 4 compatible (like AMD socket/slot A processors), your video will not be detected in Skype though it may work elsewhere. 

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