Help Topics

Configuration of Webcam Simulator in Instant Messengers :

Yahoo messenger and MSN messenger picks 'Webcam Simulator' as your default webcam. However, if you already have a camera or similar device installed you need to explicitly select Webcam Simulator.
Configuration in Yahoo

Missing Windows Media Player Codecs.

If you play a movie in Webcam Simulator and you don't see it in your Yahoo/MSN webcam windows then your machine might be missing windows media player codec. Either:

  • Open that movie in Windows Media Player and WMP will automatically download required codecs for you.
  • Download and install Windows Media Player Codecs from

Different free Codecs are available for different file formats :

Codec is short for Compressor-decompressor. Codecs are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video. You can try the following codecs:

  • XP Codec Pack: One of the most completed codec packs which helps you to play all major audio and video formats. Some formats are AC3 / DTS / MPEG Audio, VCD/SVCD/XCD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-1/2 Layer III / MP3, MPEG-4,AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support etc
  • DivX: An advanced digital media format. DivX lets you play, create and share digital video by turning bulky videos into lean, mean DivX files.
  • FFDSHOW: A DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DivX, XviD, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 movies. It uses libavcodec from ffmpeg project for video decompression, postprocessing code from mplayer to enhance visual quality of low bitrate movies, and is based on original DirectShow filter from XviD, which is GPL'ed educational implementation of MPEG4 encoder.
  • PlayFLV: An installation package that enables Webcam Simulator to play FLV (Flash Video) files.This program installs and registers FLVSplitter by Gabest. It binds FLV files to Windows Media Player, enabling playback of FLV files by double-clicking them. The installer prompts to download and install ffdshow, required for movies in Flash 7 file format.

Switching between physical webcam and Webcam Simulator :

You can switch between your physical webcam installed and Webcam simulator. Like in Yahoo, webcam menu, click File->Preference->Web Cam->Camera Source, select between your physical cam and Webcam Simulator.

Broadcastinga single movie to multiple instant messengers :

When you play a movie file using Webcam Simulator its available to all messengers you are running including Yahoo, MSN and AOL messengers.

Installation on more then one machine :

You can install Webcam Simulator on as many machines as you want under your personal use. Everytime you install it on a new machine, it generate a new registration code. Please send us your new registration code along with the payment receipt number to obtain a new license key.

Payment options :

You can virtually use any payment method such as Visa, Master, Debit, or AMEX using Paypal or SWREG.

Webcam Simulator support :

Please visit our contact us page for your technical,sales or any other support issues. If your already have bought Webcam Simulator then please include payment receipt number in your email for faster response.

Registration and Payment Emails:

When application such as webcam simulator is launched, it checks and installs license key from our server using your registration email address. If your registration email address is different from payment email address, the application wont be able to find your license key on server. For that reason, its important to have same email address for product registration as well as payment. You can always change your product registration email in application with Registration Email Editor utility.


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