Reviews and Problems with Creative Live! Cam Video IM
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not compatible with vista and beyond. avoid
Jazzmankg "Jazzmankg", Amazon
8 September 2011
Summary: Creative WebCam is no longer compatible with Windows since XP. Will not work with Vista, Windows 7 etc.Do not buy this product. But anyway you probably know this since external webcams are becoming more and more obsolete and unnecessary.
Summary: this cam does not work with windows 7. I got tired searching and finding the compatible driver of this cam with windows 7 but no luck. the cam is great but Creative's OS support for newer Windows release is very poor. I wouldn't buy any products from Creative anymore. I like the cam, it works fine with my Windows XP but when I upgraded my system to Windows 7, the cam's life ended unexpectedly because Creative did not release compatible driver for windows 7.
Summary: There are much better available, avoid this "Creative Webcam" unless you are getting it cheap and are only installing it on an XP PC. It does not work on Vista. It did install fairly quickly on my XP PCs (we have 3 of these webcams) and performs well enough for video chatting. The picture quality is just OK, nothing special. The included software is also OK and does what you expect it to do. Not recommended.
Summary: The microphone on this gadget has never worked. I've tried help topics, their website, even uninstalling/reinstalling on this and another computer with the same results. What really disgusted me is the amount of spyware and malicious programs embedded in the camera's software. I've found a few users of other Creative web cam models who recognized the same problem. The user interface is horrible to boot. Why are these people still in business?
Summary: I bought a microsoft NT3000 in the beginning, it is really a big disappoint. I bought this one at last, and after $[...] mail-in rebate, it is just [...] dollars. I love this webcame, it has a great value, and the image and sound are both very clear.
Summary: The Creative Live! Video IM is a great buy. But, you don't really need to install the CD to use it with MSN or Yahoo messenger. The setup was not good for me. One of the drivers that i needed was not installed on my computer and it wasnt on the CD either. But, other than that i love this product. Its worth the money.
Summary: If you're looking for a cam with all the bells and whistles then this one is not for you. If you're looking for a great cam for video IM's and snapshot captures to immediatly send to friends, then here you go. Yes it has backgrounds, but if you don't like them shut them off. Clearer than my Veo Stingray Cam by far and a great value for the money.