Right now, THE ONLY way I can get online with the laptop is via public WiFi spots such as libraries, many private hospitals & so forth which are unsecured. My ultimate goal is to set up MY OWN secured WiFi network once I get a router as my desktop has the modem drivers & Comcast won't give me a replacement unless I increase my speed in my area from about 6 Mbps. to 20 Mbps (Which they won't even provide for another month or two anyway) at a price difference of roughly $50.
But to answer your question - No Google Video plugin (I haven't even been on YouTube with my laptop yet, though I hear the HD videos look sleek on a laptop monitor ;) ).
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 02:35:31 +0000
Subject: [podcasters] Re: Multiple Cam Problems On New Laptop
I've had similar problems with my built in cam but i have an HP. Do you have Google Video plugin installed on your machine? Found out that caused a world of problems with Home Premium. What I usually have to do is start the webcam software, go into my google settings to pick generic cam and then my HP cam starts working. its a pain but i use Google video chat a bit
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Cook <patsblogs@...> wrote:
> I just purchased a new laptop PC (A Sony Vaio CR Series Notebook) with Windows Vista Home Premium (Yeah....Yeah I know this is shortly before the rollout of Windows 7 Final Release, but I'm waiting for the critici....Err....Comments on it to come rolling in before making the upgrade ESPECIALLY since I just got it on a lease-to-own arrangement) & am experiencing HUGE problems with it when it comes to webcams.
> 1). The built-in webcam doesn't seem to work EVEN THOUGH Device Manager says the driver is working fine (NONE of the applications I have detect or capture any video)
> 2). The microphone for my Logitech Communicate STX isn't even detected & the Logitech software doesn't even detect the camera AT ALL. Yet BOTH Adobe Flash Media Encoder & Windows Media Encoder both detect the video driver (They don't detect the microphone either). Doing a repair on my Logitech set up doesn't do anything to fix the problem.
> The two things going for me (If you count them as being good things that is) right now are.....
> 1). The RealTek High-Definition microphone works fine **BUT** only with Windows Media Encoder. For some odd reason, it won't work with Adobe Flash Media Encoder (The audio is muted).
> 2). The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 has worked just fine for me. Has been since I first put the drivers & basic software on it. The problem with it though is EVEN WITH a 1.8 Ghz CPU & 3GB of RAM, it STILL takes FOREVER for it to go from that green picture to a normal picture (Whether I'm capturing video or sitting idle). It's also MUCH more grainier than the Logitech (Which is the best webcam I have).
> So given all this, I have but 3 questions to ask.....
> 1). Any ideas as to what might be wrong the built in webcam (Which is also fron Sony) & how I might be able to fix it?
> 2). Any ideas to how I might be able to get Windows Vista to detect the Logitech mic or am I stuck with RealTek one (Which ain't bad BTW)
> 3). Any ideas as to what might be done to the Microsoft LifeCam (I'm assuming via the software) whereas it doesn't "go green" just as it's activated by a capture device?
> Right now, I'm open to suggestions.....
> Cheers :)
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