A webcam compatible with Skype, Live Messenger etc
Good morning folks
I'm looking to buy a webcam to use primarily with Skype, but also (and ideally ! hey, I don't ask for much, do I ?) with other live apps.
I almost clicked "Buy" on a Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 but before I did, I Googled to see if there were any known issues....and hey presto, I see a load of users experiencing problems.
I'm based over in Ireland and am considering either a Microsoft, Trust, Logitech or Creative webcam (purely on brand trust)
Can I get a recommendation please ?
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first you have to have the software to use it, most folks use the free windows live messenger, or yahoo messenger, AOL also has that capability. Skype is a free video telephone service that will allow you to do video calls to other people that have the skype installed on their computers. Some webcams come with software that allows you to take snapshots and make short movie/videos. Many websites (especially dating sites) will acitivte your webcam and allow you to make a video to share on the site, or you may even be able to live video chat with other people on the site if you choose. the cams can be a lot of fun and get you into a lot of trouble, have fun, but be careful. people can record what they see you doing.
The screen is not an important consideration He needs to be looking for a webcam:- 1) With a built in mic 2) Suitable for his OS - especially if he has Windows 7 3) Compatible with the chat programs he wants to use it in . For example Skype, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger
This could a problem of compatibility. Try to find if your web cam is compatible with windows live messenger for this you have to download from microsoft "amcap.exe". Run it and if you have more than one webcam installed, click the Devices menu and select the one you want to use. 2. Click the Options menu, then click “Video capture Pin.” 3. Under “Color Space/Compression:”, choose one of the following formats: o RGB 24 (recommend) o I420 o IYUV Note: If one of the options above isn’t in the list, then your webcam is not compatible.
Under “Output Size”, choose one of the following: o 160 x 120 o 320 x 240 Note: If one of the options above isn’t in the list, then your webcam is not compatible. 5. Click OK 6. Close the ampcap application. 7. From your desktop, click ‘Start’ and select ‘Run’. 8. In the run box, type: dxdiag 9. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK. 10. On the System Tab under ‘System Information’, look for DirectX version. Verify that your version is DirectX 9.0. If it is, just click Exit. If your version is older than 9.0 (any lower number), download the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft.