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[!] Display names, one-way webcamming gone?
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O.P. [!] Display names, one-way webcamming gone?
Display names are gone!
Yes, in Windows Live Messenger 2011, contacts are seen with the name that they have registered the account with, similar to other social networking sites, such as Facebook.

Messenger Plus! cannot change this, and it is extremely unlikely that the Windows Live team will revert this decision [at least for this release].

If you are worried about privacy and plan to switch back to Windows Live Messenger 2009, keep in mind that any of your contacts using Windows Live Messenger 2011 will nevertheless still see the name you registered with.

I cannot start one-way video calls!
Originally posted by http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2010/05/12/minor-update-to-essentials-released-today.aspx
The next version of Windows Live Messenger, releasing globally in the coming months, features two-way calling with high quality audio and high-definition video. This enhancement required significant changes in the audio and video stack used across all of our Windows Live services. This weeks Wave 3 update (called QFE3) upgrades the current release of Messenger with the new stack. As part of this upgrade, we are retiring one-way webcam functionality.

You can no longer send your webcam or receive your contact's webcam as this feature has been removed by the Windows Live Team.

Complaining here at the Messenger Plus! Live Community Forums will not do anything. If you would like to address your concerns, please do so at the Windows Live Solution Centre.

(Mods: Sticky please, since there's so many of these questions :S)

This post was edited on 10-27-2010 at 01:24 AM by Nagamasa.
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09-06-2010 07:24 PM
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RE: [!] One-way webcamming (send/receive) not working?
Also note that such a feature can not be brought back by Messenger Plus! Live or any other addon for that matter.


Official talk about the removal of the Webcam feature can be found here:
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windows...relationships.aspx (see last chapter of this article)
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windows...eleased-today.aspx (also see Piero Sierra's comment from May 18, 2010)
http://www.liveside.net/main/archive/2010/05/24/o...senger-wave-3.aspx (repeats Piero Sierra's comment)

note that you can still use one-way video conversation (or whatever you wanna call it) with 'Video Call', though it takes a few more steps than how it was with the 'Webcam' feature.

This post was edited on 11-16-2010 at 12:40 PM by CookieRevised.
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10-09-2010 03:22 PM
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RE: [!] Display names, one-way webcamming gone?
I still see the registered names in whats new on WLM 2009....

Now we cant even could change our display names?

so we wont be able to color our nicknames and such, only our PSM?

and now one side video call even if the other side used fake webcam?

OMG MS are going mad

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RE: [!] Display names, one-way webcamming gone?
I love how they remove features people actually used to replace them with features that don't even work.

I can't even make two way video calls. All I see is grey.
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