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Please please can someone tell me why i cant jus webcam with anyone now?? it only allows me to video call WHICH I HATE!! please someone help :(  i just want to webcam with my friends! x
09-06-2010 06:05 PM
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RE: webcam issues!
Search the forums. Microsoft removed the feature. They only support Video Call now.
09-06-2010 06:08 PM
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Aw thanks! Not impressed at alll!!
09-06-2010 06:17 PM
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RE: webcam issues!
There is a way to get it back though.

You have to downgrade Messenger. This means you use an old version instead of the latest one that has low bugs and is safer.

If you do downgrade you may experience problems or may be at risk. It's not recommended but personally I've had no problems.
09-07-2010 08:04 PM
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OH MY THANK U!!!!!!!! how do i downgrade lol? will it let me install an older version? xx
09-07-2010 08:15 PM
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RE: webcam issues!
Yes.

Please be aware this can cause problems and you do so at your own risk.

Start > (In XP, click Run) > Type in the following & press enter:
msiexec /x {B57EAFF2-D6EE-4C6C-9175-ED9F17BFC1BC}

Follow instructions to uninstall WLM.

Then download and install this version:
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/redir/w3qfe2/wlm.asp
09-07-2010 09:01 PM
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RE: webcam issues!
Even if you do download and install that version, which is not recommended, you may still have to use Video Call, as your contacts will more than likely be running either the latest stable version, or the new beta version, neither of which have the "Send Webcam" option, so it doesn't matter if yours does, you won't be able to use it

Please see the following thread for further details:

[!] One-way webcamming (send/receive) not working?

This post was edited on 09-07-2010 at 09:20 PM by djdannyp.
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09-07-2010 09:19 PM
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Okay thank u so much for ur replies :) ill jus get over the fact theyve taken it away i cant be bothered with the hassle of uninstallin to reinstall to something that might cause me more bother xx
09-08-2010 06:38 AM
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RE: webcam issues!
I downgradeed  to WLM 9  and it works perfectly  I can send only the webcam to all my contacts it doesn't matter that they use a newer version they can ask only for  my cam instead of suing the videocall option that consumes a lot of computer reourses and bandwith  I really hope that for the 2011 msn plus version  they can reinstall this option
10-24-2010 02:36 AM
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RE: webcam issues!
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Originally posted by TICHO_CAM
I really hope that for the 2011 msn plus version  they can reinstall this option

Read CookieRevised's comment:

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Also note that such a feature can not be brought back by Messenger Plus! Live or any other addon for that matter.

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instead of suing the videocall option that consumes a lot of computer reourses and bandwith
Incorrect - Sending your webcam to multiple contacts most likely uses more "resources and bandwidth" than sending a video call to one contact.

By keeping with WLM 2009, you're missing out on the video quality improvements made in the 2011 version.

If you want to share webcam with multiple people, why not use tinychat.com?
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10-24-2010 03:02 AM
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