Windows Messenger vs MSN Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by skamaraju, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. skamaraju

    skamaraju Guest

    I have upgraded my version of Windows Messenger bundled with XP to 4.7. Now there is MSN Messenger 6.0. What is the difference between the two. Should I go for MSN one rather than Windows one. Thanks for the information.
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Msn Messenger just added games and cool looking icons and stuff like that. If you just use it to talk, then it dosent really matter, i stuck with Windows Messenger, but there pretty much the same, you can read about them at msn.ca.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    MSNM has adverts too (which can be removed..) but as bman™ says, it's basically just stuff that's not too important like games that are in MSNM but not Windows Messenger.
     
  4. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Yes , my opinion is for going to MSN Messenger .. and here are some examples of stuff that really satisfied me :


    • * simply cool changed interface
      * can change personal pics/background
      ( so I can finally put my face there :D )
      * very nice games ( lauch site )
      * simply better :)

    :cool:
     
  5. skamaraju

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    Another reason for going to MSN Messenger, I found recently, is I unable to do videochat with Windows Messenger on my XP Home edition. Can any one tell me why?
     
  6. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Happened to me also , in fact I was totally unable to use videochat with Windows Messenger ( maybe busy server or .. ) ... but with msn worked from the first
     
  7. skamaraju

    skamaraju Guest

    Hi,
    Same thing happened to me. Even with MSN messenger, I am able to see video of my friend but he is unable to see mine. Can anyone tell me if I have to change any settings?
    With Windows Messenger, no video at all, only voice chat on XP Home. Is it normal?
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If you're behind a non-UPnP router (like mine), you might need to enable DMZ in order for voice/video to work both ways.
     
  9. skamaraju

    skamaraju Guest

    I am on Dial-up connection
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Sushil: It could be your ISP blocking the ports that Messenger is trying to use for voice/video.
    I used to live in India (Bombay) before I moved to the U.S. two years ago, and I remember having this problem. I'm not sure if the same problem still exists now. You could try calling up VSNL (if that's your ISP), and ask them about it. :)
     
  11. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    May I ask where I can find the app which blocks the adds?
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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  13. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    they improved the video chat on msn 6
     
  14. dpr

    dpr NTFS Junkie

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    the only thing windows messenger has going for it is that you need it for remote assistance
     
  15. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Is there an alternative to messenger plus without its own adware?

    nevermind. I discovered you can install plus without the sponsors..
     
  16. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    umm u didnt pay attention. all u have to do during the installation is uncheck the checkmark that says install the extra software that helps them make money which is the spy ware:rolleyes:
     
  17. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    opps didnt see that u wrote that u saw it sorry.
     
  18. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    ... and Whiteboard (wonder if anyone has ever used that feature for anything useful :p)
     
  19. Corvette

    Corvette Sauske!

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    They both have that really!