Using The Video Calling System with Yahoo Messenger
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.
When you click on the above link, you will need to click on the "Get it now" button as highlighted in the Yahoo Smiley Face graphic as depicted below.
You will be brought to another page - the Download Yahoo! Messenger with Voice page. Yahoo for Windows will already be selected.
Please click on the "Get Started" button as high lighted below in Step 1. Then click on the "Run" button in each window that appears next.
Next comes the install software portion. Click on the "Next" buttons as high lighted in each of the steps below. Remember to select the checkbox for the EULA agreement in Step 3, indicating that you accept the License Agreement. Then simply click "Next" and then click "Install". You will see a progress meter displayed while the software installs.
When you are done with the installation, click the finish tab.
If you already have a user name for Yahoo, then click on option 2 "Sign In".
If you do not already have a user name for Yahoo, you'll need to create one by clicking on option 1 "Get a new Yahoo ID".
After you have created an ID, you can then sign into Yahoo Messenger.
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.
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.
Next, select "X10 Webcam" from the "Camera Source" Dropdown Menu and click the "OK" button in it.
You should now see a preview of the "X10 Camera Control" 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".