Difference between revisions of "Using The Video Calling System with Yahoo Messenger"

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After you have installed your Yahoo Messenger with Voice, let's go preview your camera with it.
 
After you have installed your Yahoo Messenger with Voice, let's go preview your camera with it.
  
To preview your camera, you will need to go to "Messenger" and then "My Webcam". You should then see your webcam displayed
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*To preview your camera, you will need to go to "Messenger" and then "My Webcam". You should then see your webcam displayed
 
within the Yahoo window. Whether you see an image or not in the Yahoo window, please go to the next step below.
 
within the Yahoo window. Whether you see an image or not in the Yahoo window, please go to the next step below.
  
 
http://graphics.x10.com/images20/yahoo_1.png
 
http://graphics.x10.com/images20/yahoo_1.png
  
On the Yahoo "My Webcam" window, Click on "File" and then "Preferences". The "Yahoo Messenger with Voice Preferences" window  
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*On the Yahoo "My Webcam" window, Click on "File" and then "Preferences". The "Yahoo Messenger with Voice Preferences" window  
 
should then display. Click on the "Camera Source" button.
 
should then display. Click on the "Camera Source" button.
  
 
http://graphics.x10.com/images20/yahoo_2.5.jpg
 
http://graphics.x10.com/images20/yahoo_2.5.jpg
  
Next, select "X10 Webcam" from the "Camera Source" Dropdown Menu and click the "OK" button in it.
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*Next, select "X10 Webcam" from the "Camera Source" Dropdown Menu and click the "OK" button in it.
  
 
http://graphics.x10.com/images20/yahoo_3.jpg
 
http://graphics.x10.com/images20/yahoo_3.jpg
  
You should now see a preview of the camera in one window, as well the camera image displayed within the  
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*You should now see a preview of the camera in one window, as well the camera image displayed within the  
 
Yahoo "My Webcam" window.
 
Yahoo "My Webcam" window.
  
It is fairly easy to distinguish between the 2 preview panes - the X10 window will display virtual pan and tilt control arrows while the  
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*It is fairly easy to distinguish between the 2 preview panes - the X10 window will display virtual pan and tilt control arrows while the  
 
Yahoo window will not.  
 
Yahoo window will not.  
  
Click "OK" in the "Yahoo Messenger with Voice Preferences" window and you are ready to go. Please note that there is  
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*Click "OK" in the "Yahoo Messenger with Voice Preferences" window and you are ready to go. Please note that there is  
 
a "Broadcast" and a "Pause" button in the Yahoo "My Webcam" window - to display Live Video in a Video Call, you will need to
 
a "Broadcast" and a "Pause" button in the Yahoo "My Webcam" window - to display Live Video in a Video Call, you will need to
 
ensure that you are in Broadcast Mode by clicking the "Broadcast" button. If you want to pause video, simply click on "Pause"
 
ensure that you are in Broadcast Mode by clicking the "Broadcast" button. If you want to pause video, simply click on "Pause"

Revision as of 01:37, 20 September 2006

Yahoo Messenger With Voice

To install the latest version of Yahoo Messenger with Voice, please click on the link below and follow the setup instructions.

http://messenger.yahoo.com/

After you have installed your Yahoo Messenger with Voice, let's go preview your camera with it.

  • To preview your camera, you will need to go to "Messenger" and then "My Webcam". You should then see your webcam displayed

within the Yahoo window. Whether you see an image or not in the Yahoo window, please go to the next step below.

yahoo_1.png

  • On the Yahoo "My Webcam" window, Click on "File" and then "Preferences". The "Yahoo Messenger with Voice Preferences" window

should then display. Click on the "Camera Source" button.

yahoo_2.5.jpg

  • Next, select "X10 Webcam" from the "Camera Source" Dropdown Menu and click the "OK" button in it.

yahoo_3.jpg

  • You should now see a preview of the camera in one window, as well the camera image displayed within the

Yahoo "My Webcam" window.

  • It is fairly easy to distinguish between the 2 preview panes - the X10 window will display virtual pan and tilt control arrows while the

Yahoo window will not.

  • Click "OK" in the "Yahoo Messenger with Voice Preferences" window and you are ready to go. Please note that there is

a "Broadcast" and a "Pause" button in the Yahoo "My Webcam" window - to display Live Video in a Video Call, you will need to ensure that you are in Broadcast Mode by clicking the "Broadcast" button. If you want to pause video, simply click on "Pause"