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  • Question

  • software installed and does not works. Lifecam works only with msn.
    Sunday, April 4, 2010 6:10 PM

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  • if you are using the Lifecam software, it wont work with anything else.

    the webcam can only be used by 1 program at a time. Because of this, if you use the software included only the programs that can use the lifecam software can use that input. I know, i just bought mine and had the same problem. The only issue is you get the standard resolution and aspect ratio instead of the beautiful widescreen that the Cinema has. I was confused with this too because when trying to select the video source i thought the "cinema" was the software but instead is the name of the camera. The only problem is that the software is an exclusivity issue with Windows Live Messanger.

     

    SOLUTION:

    just close the lifecam software and make sure the blue light on the webcam is off. After that any program can use it, but it will be standard aspect ratio.

     

    also i just posted a suggestion that microsoft unlock the lifecam software to be an open video source so any program can take it as a video source.

    • Proposed as answer by KazzanMVP Wednesday, June 16, 2010 8:57 PM
    Monday, June 7, 2010 12:11 AM