Webcamera's and Mics

  1. Soapm's Avatar
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    Webcamera's and Mics


    I have two Kodak D101 Webcamera's plus a camera on my laptop and couldn't get any of them to work tonight for a video conference. I tried them on my Sony sve14135cxb which has a native camera that I also can't seem to get working. We have an HP all in one with a camera that we couldn't get to work and another Dell with a native camera and couldn't get it to work either???
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    Long story, because of the virus our church tried to hold bible study on Zoom net meeting tonight. Out of 17 participants, I had video and sound with my iPad (but I needed it for my bible) and one other person had video and sound working but no one seemed to be able to get video and sound working from their computers. I remember a bug where people could turn on your camera and mic without you knowing so was wondering did Microsoft somehow cripple them?

    Any suggestions how can I can get everyone working by Sunday, we plan to hold Sunday school via net meeting.

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    I should have added, according to device manage both camera's are there, I just can't get the zoom software to see them. Is there a way to test the camera? Is there a way to test the built in mic and trace down where the stoppage might be?



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    Last edited by Soapm; 26 Mar 2020 at 03:21.
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  2. oscer1's Avatar
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    hi here is a link that you can test your webcam. Check a webcam online, test your web-camera with microphone
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  3. Soapm's Avatar
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    Thanks, I get a not readable error with both camera's. How do you troubleshoot a camera? I see it in the device manager and the test site sees both in the dropdown, just can turn them on?

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    PS... The only time the mic seems to work is if I go in and check this box that says listen to device, but then I get a lot of feed back because the speaker is right next to the mic. I can hear the mic through my speaker with that box checked, but the test site you linked doesn't respond to what I'm saying.

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    I found my answer after a frustrating search...

    If you want to use the camera within other apps, select the Start button, select Settings > Privacy > Camera, and then turn on Let apps use my camera
    So now to explain to each member how to go in and change this setting so their camera's and mic's can be accessed by the zoom software. Man did they make this hard? Why not a pop up asking if you give permission to the software instead of a hidden setting?
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  4. oscer1's Avatar
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    Glad you found the answer
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