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AIM video chat help!


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I got my new laptop and it has an integrated webcam (sweeeet) and my girlfriend just got hers today which also has one. Now I live in michigan and she lives in illinois (and weev been dating for a year) and since were both broke college students we cant really get to eachother very often and text messaging and IM only goes so far when paired with phone calls lol. So i was excited (as you could understand) at the idea of video messaging so we could actually talk face to face more often! So stoked to get this set up we opened AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) which has a built in video chat function, and connected but to no avail. mine says that my cameras being used by another program and that to procede i have to close that program. I assumed that it was the camera assistant software that allows me easy access to my camera but nope it wasnt. so I dunno waht to do and were both pretty pissed at this point lol. So if anyone could lend a hand thatd be amazing. Anything to see her face right? lol

Thanks in advance everyone!

Edited by 11010110, 10 September 2007 - 08:56 PM.

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now when i open the camera on my computer the way id do it to make a pic or vid it doesnt say its being used by another program but it doesnt show the video of either person.... sigh... lol
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I would recommend skype. skype is awesome and its really good quality when it comes from the mic and its less laggy than AIM video is. Plus AIM video causes aim to crash usually.
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Thanks a whole lot! Skype is amazing and everything is working perfectly!
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Really! Awesome! Glad I could help you out. Enjoy skype :whistling:
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