Using my built-in webcam... with no software? Help!

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  1. Dancinbackwards

    Dancinbackwards Newbie

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    Hey everyone!

    I have a new Toshiba laptop with a built-in webcam... but I can't seem to find any software to even use the webcam. The only time I can get it to work is through MSN Messenger, and that's not what I want to use it for. Does anyone know what program I should be looking for that might have come on my computer along with it, or is there a software I can download to use with it? I'd like to record videos and take pictures with it...

    If anyone can help, that would be very much appreciated!

    Kels
     
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    download a photo like program like this one http://photoboof.com/ or just google webcam photo program and look for one.
     
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    vista or xp?? if vista go to run and type amcap make a shortcut for it and try that
     
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    I plan on putting that on my laptop.

    Have you, or anyone else, had any problems? I used the Logitech software that came with a notebook camera I bought on Ebay and it wasn't very stable and caused havoc to my system. Way too many processes.
     
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    That's what was recommended for ThinkPad Vista users when Lenovo hadn't released the Vista webcam drivers yet. I've never read any complaints about it.
     
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    Great, thanks. If it works well with Vista I imagine it'll work with XP!

    PS If I install the software first will I need to download any drivers?

     
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    As long as you have the webcam driver (I'm sure you do; it's built-in), the program should detect your webcam.
     
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    Oh cool, thanks. Go Sox!
     
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