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Re: web cam freezes and voice stutters
Have you set cam up with skype follow these instructions let me know if it solved
Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card. Then click on the Video Settings. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.
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1-from tools menue go to options->video settings. Now if you are able to see your image on the screen then the cam is working fine. click the webcam settings and default all the settings 2-secondly if the web cam is fine then try to initiate a voice call first and once the voice call is active then try to initiate the video call, This was a workaround we used to do long time ago for this kind of issue. 3-Try reinstalling skype
You're on a laptop and it's talking about a sound card?
If you can hear audio or the voice from the caller then you don't need a sound card.
Yes you can purchase an external mic and it just plugs into the mic port on your system. I think that might be why the caller can't hear you. All computers do not come with a built in microphone. And if you are skyping and using a web cam, all web cams don't have a built in microphone.
Video call need a lot more bandwidth than normal ones. Unless you have a plan with guaranteed bandwidth yours will normally fluctuate so if it will fall below the minimum for the call then the call will be dropped.
The video cam has nothing to do with it, it's the video signal. You can drop the signal bandwidth by reducing the resolution and the refresh.
The performance of Skype is affected by the bandwidth available from your ISP. The video image your are sending and receiving occupy a large part of the information transmitted over the Internet, therefore make sure the video image setting is at a resolution of 320X240 (e-mail size) and if this is still affecting the audio quality to the other person (ie. the voice breaks up) and the video image then switch the video camera off and if sound and video image from the other party is also affecting you, then also get them to switch off their video camera.
Also check the Video and Microphone settings in Skype - Tools - Options etc. Check the correct video camera and microphone has been selected.
Hi, First I would suggest you get a Microsoft Life Cam VX-3000 as it will install the easiest and has a mic built in. Then I would suggest you and your family download SKYPE as it is FREE to talk on using the computer. It allows oyou to connect with several family members. Only have to pay if you telephone anyone from the computer using Skype. So download SKYPE from this site: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/windows/beta/ and follow these instruction to setup your voice/video.
After you install Skype and have it operational
with you ID. Go to "TOOLS", click on "OPTIONS," Then go to
"Audio Settings" and click on it. Make sure both the Microphone and
Speaker's are correctly chosen.Then
"make a free test call." Wait till the voice tells you to
record. Then when finished talking wait for the test persons voice to
insure your audio transmission is working. Then go back to options and
test your video settings. Click on Video Settings and proceed to set up
you video camera. Also, you can Visit this site for additional
information to setup video.
Hope this helps. Bud
her u bought a log. cam is latest it has some fitures like hi resulation and process with pictures so u need to do change cam resulation in camera setting then selacat low then try it's help u..:)
The problem is lack of bandwith of the receiving signal from your daughter. The Skype server is located in the UK and all video and audio data signals go to and from the Skype UK server before it goes to you and your daughter. This lack of bandwith causes the video image to break up and a delays in audio just like a weak high definition signals to your digital television.
You can see your own video and hear your own audio from your WEB cam clearly, because the video and audio data does not have to go to the UK and back again, also your satillite connection is probably not as fast as a cable broadband connection. Your daughter may also experiencing the same video and audio problems.
Video data contains a lot more information than the audio data. Therefore there are a couple of things you can do to improve the situation :-
Get your daughter to and possible you as well (if she is also experiencing break up of video and audio), to reduce the video image size from 640X480 to 320X240 resolution.
If the video is still a problem then turn off the video all together and only communicate by audio, this will reduce the amount of data being transmitted and should give you a clear/clean audio.
When i try to talk to talk to anyone on msn with the VX6000 webcam they cannot hear me for screeches, echos and distorted voice, i have tried everything on support site and got nowhere. When i test in voice playback it does the same. Any help appreciated!