Re: Need info on using a web cam
On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 20:07:53 -0500, "Paul Calcagno"
>I installed a webcam on my desktop and on my son's laptop. I'm running Vista
>Home Premium and he's running Vista Basic. We went to Walmart, purchased 2
>Logitec webcams at less than $40 each. It comes with an installation disk
>and both installs went flawlessly. The communication software is something
>called Logitec Vid. I use my `live ID' e-mail address and a password and my
>son uses his existing Hotmail e-mail address and password. Once you each
>add the other persons e-mail address to your contacts list and once that
>person takes a picture him/herself all you need to do is open the
>application, click on the picture and the other persons computer phone will
>start ringing. A simple click to accept the call and you're both hooked up.
>Works great, but I have noticed that there are times of the day when the
>connection is poor resulting in either some audio echo's or the picture
>momentarily goes black for 1/2 a second. Other than that we're pretty happy
>Good luck..........Paul C.
You'd like Skype. It's free and you can do the same thing with anyone in
>"TheDuck" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> What do you need to know? Just install the drivers, plug it in, start an
>> application that uses a webcam. No rocket science needed.
>> "The Learner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Perhaps this is the wrong newsgroup for getting information on the use of
>>> a web cam - but, if it is, please point me in the right direction. I
>>> can't find a newsgroup for webcams. Thanks.