Anyone use webcams to chat?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Hilroyy, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. Hilroyy

    Hilroyy Guest

    I want to talk with a friend of mine using webcameras. I bought 2 logitech quickcam pro 3000 to try. I have a cable connection while my friend has dialup. Is the video and audio decent or not worth the time. It comes with netmeeting but I would like to use messanger to video conference because we both have xp, how does this program work for you?

    Thanks
     
  2. max

    max Guest

  3. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    a dial-up connection will degrade the video like mad. when I used to use dial-up, I could not download AND upload at 4K/sec at the same time. it was one or the other. So, thats about 32kbps of video and audio. translation: not enough. I say just stick with audio if your friend has dialup
     
  4. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Another option for video conferencing is to use CuSeeMe. The free Cornel version of CU works great with the QuickCams. You can download the Cornel version from www.cu-seeme.net. If you have any problems getting it setup there are just go to the message board at www.cu-seeme.net (its the BBS link at the bottom of the page) or there is another message board at www.rocketcharged.com.
     
  5. askewdj

    askewdj OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I am in communication with another person who has broadband and we both have Logitech Webcam plus and are using MSN messenger but we cannot get a video and audio connection going without a lot of distotion white noise and continual stops and starts when talking to one another. Any ideas on what is wrong TUNING? any software tips Please it was a Christmas present and I ma thinking it is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard!!!
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Oh dear that was an OLD thread!

    Anyway, bandwidth problems? What are your connections?