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Webcam Switching Question

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#1 bohab


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Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:02 PM

I recently bought an Acer Extensa 5420 laptop. It has a built in webcam which I don't really like. I have a Microsoft Life Cam that I want to use in place of the one in the laptop. The one in the laptop has no options like zoom or anything like that. The Microsoft Life Cam works in the computer with it's own program, but cant be used for anything else. When I go to use the web cam it automatically goes to the built in one rather than the Life Cam. I was wondering if there was a way to diasble the built in cam and use the other one instead. I can't seem to figure out how to do it.
I would really appreciate any help anyone can give me.
Thank you :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:52 PM

Open Device Manager and click on the +'s. Locate the camera and right-click on it and select properties. There should be an option somewhere to disable it
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#3 Connor!


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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:41 PM

I use free software called Manycam to control my several webcams. It's downloadable at manycam.com. It is fun to use with programs like MSN as you can add various video effects and can switch between cameras easily, even when in use. It also can change your camera to desktop which allows you to easily show another person what you are seeing. I could name May more features but that's what their website is for. Remember if you are going to use it with MSN you have to change your camera to Manycam.


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