My webcam works fine, until

  Tudlytops 12:29 30 Apr 07
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I go in to Skype, Yahoo or MSN, it then freezes and eventually I have to reboot the PC just for it to work.
I have DSL, boardband 56K (I think)
help please

  Tudlytops 12:31 30 Apr 07

also wont play any vidios either, but do.

  Stuartli 12:34 30 Apr 07

If you only have 56k then you must be on a dialup connection - using audio with video will prove very difficult.

Re videos, download and install the standard K-Lite codecs pack from:

click here

  Tudlytops 12:36 30 Apr 07

I am very new at this, I know I have broadband couse i pay for it every month.:)
It did work at one time.

  kellysbouncas@sky.com 12:43 30 Apr 07

You may need to update your webcam software drivers
I had a problem with my logitech webcam and by uninstalling then re-installing using the logitech website and updating as sonn as I re-installed the problem was solved

  Stuartli 13:22 30 Apr 07

Go to:

click here

and test your broadband speeds (first is download, second is upload speed).

Skype can set your webcam configuration for use with it (Tools>Options>Video).

  Tudlytops 13:30 30 Apr 07

Stuartli, i tryed the skype vidio options, but as soon as I click to test cam it freezes, I'll check the drivers,I'm at work now (very busy) so I'll test the broadband speen when I get home. :)

  Stuartli 15:24 30 Apr 07

If it's a USB webcam (most likely) then install the drivers before connecting the webcam.

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