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S96S how do I get webcam to work?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by blast00, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. blast00

    blast00 Notebook Geek

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    How do I get my built in webcam to work in programs such as AIM or any messenger program? When I press the video chat button, nothing happens.. they can not see anything :(
     
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    I am having problem with the webcam as well...I have the program VideoView and it only capture video, and i can't find the program for just picture taking

    anyone help?
     
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    satdog Notebook Evangelist

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    did u guys download the Azurwarewave camera driver from intel website for the notebook? It comes with a program called AMcap.exe and u use that to take pics ,video etc

    i have Azurewave, GL860 and it works perfectly with the drivers from intel website
     
  4. blast00

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    I have AMcap.. it came preinstalled on my laptop, but I still cant get the webcam to work in messenger programs.. The webcam itself works, when I run AMcamp but that isnt video chatting... what am I missing?
     
  5. Simpleofmind

    Simpleofmind Notebook Guru

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    From what I know, there are two models to the webcam. There's the D-Max and there's the Azurewave. If you have the D-Max model, the AmCap will work but won't capture any pictures or videos. If you are looking for the drivers, try intels site for the Azurewave. If you looking for the D-Max, there's a post on this site that has the drivers. I have the D-Max and I can't get AmCap to capture video or pictures. My friend has the Azurewave and it works fine on his but the picture quality looks better on the D-Max.
     
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    my webcam works fine, and captures video when I use AMCap but it captures the video in AMCap, its not like a live feed into video chatting... Do I need to run AMCap while I video chat??
     
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    Geared2play.com Company Representative

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    first of all the camera does not even work unless you install drivers manually
    1. browse the driver cd for the camera folder
    2. install the driver from the cd rather then from the autorun menu.
    i dont recall which driver from the cd is the right one becuase it has 2 of them. install them both. one will work. Your issues with messenger should be fixed after that
     
  8. blast00

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    So I went into the camera driver folder, I tried to install the one for azureware I got an error: can't find language.ini

    I tried to install the driver from D-max I get an error installation failed
     
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    Geared2play.com Company Representative

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    make sure you go to the proper folder for the right os. It works fine on my side
     
  10. blast00

    blast00 Notebook Geek

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    I did. still error... do I have to run AMCap when I am using messenger?
     
  11. satdog

    satdog Notebook Evangelist

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    so what does it say Under device manager> Imaging device? Does it show an exclamation point?
     
  12. csky12

    csky12 Notebook Geek

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    so what do D-Max user use to take picture?
     
  13. Simpleofmind

    Simpleofmind Notebook Guru

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    I installed the D-Max drivers from the CD. There is also a Azurewave drivers on the cd but I recommend you download the one from Intel's site. I used my camera with MSN, Yahoo, and a few others. It works just I can't take pictures or videos with it.
     
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    If u have xp, u can try windows movie maker...it used to work for me. I have vista now and i can't take pictures using vista movie maker :(
     
  15. csky12

    csky12 Notebook Geek

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    that sucks man...what good is the webcam then//
     
  16. satdog

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    wait... i take that back:eek: , i just took a picture with the amcap program. amcap program has option to just take picture, or video. and it works for me!
     

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    blast00 Notebook Geek

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    can someone please help me..
    under device manager there is no exclamation point.. under imaging devices it says USB 2.0 2M Camera..

    Do I need to run AMCap while I run Aol Instant Messenger??
    I get errors when I try and install drivers from the cd.
     
  18. Simpleofmind

    Simpleofmind Notebook Guru

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    Go to the hardware properties. It will tell you what's wrong with it and tell us before anyone can help. It might not be a driver issue. There's a thread here with drivers if you want to do a search on it.
     
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    I don't have an S96S but I'm considering getting one. I would want the camera to work with Skype. Is anyone using it with Skype?
     
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    I tried Amcap....but taking picture doesn't actually take a picture...the button doesn't do anything
     
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