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How to use ManyCam with Omegle

Omegle is an online chat site that allows users to talk anonymously with strangers they are randomly paired with. Some people may not be comfortable doing this in front of a webcam. ManyCam allows you to use a physical webcam if you wish. You can even add special effects to the image that is broadcast but you can also use the program's "virtual webcam" utility to represent yourself with an image, a video or a section of your desktop in Omegle's video chat window.

Launch ManyCam then right-click the tray icon to access the options menu. Click "Video Sources" to select the source you will broadcast on Omegle.

Select "Cameras" to use your physical webcam. To broadcast a video, select "Movies" then click "Open New File" to choose the video to play. To use a still picture, select "Still Images" then click "Open New File" to choose the picture. To broadcast your desktop, select "Desktop." Choose "Full Desktop" to show your entire desktop or "Custom Desktop" to show a part of it. Select the part of the desktop you wish to use by clicking and dragging your mouse.

Open Omegle and select "Adobe Flash Player Settings." Click "Camera" then select "ManyCam Virtual Webcam" or "ManyCam Video Source" from the drop-down window. Click "Allow."

Click "Microphone" in "Adobe Flash Player Settings." Select "ManyCam Virtual Microphone" in the drop-down list to make ManyCam the audio source.

Things You'll Need

  • Webcam
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Paul Travers has worked as a freelance journalist since 1990. He has worked primarily for "Kerrang!," the U.K.'s leading rock magazine, but he has also published online content and in print publications worldwide, from "MusikExpress" in Germany to "Smash Hits" in Australia. Travers holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and media studies from the University of Central Lancashire.