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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: DickyD on December 26, 2008, 03:36:39 pm

Title: WEBCAM
Post by: DickyD on December 26, 2008, 03:36:39 pm
Hi techno jerk here.

I was given a Logitec Quickcam E2500 webcam for Christmas.

I have it connected to my computer through Windows Live Messenger.

Dont know how to make the audio work.

Help please.

Remember, techno idiot so not too complicated please
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: DickyD on December 26, 2008, 03:55:18 pm
All sorted thanks.

I have me moments. :-))
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: barryfoote on December 26, 2008, 03:56:51 pm
Hi Richard,

having connected the web cam you have to tell Windows Live that it is there and for it to use the new camera.

You also need to install the web cam so your computer recognizes it. This should be done automatically by windows when you turn the webcam on.

Now open Windows Live Messenger. Near the top on the right is a little box called menu. It has a little down arrow on it. Left click on this and it opens an options box. Go down to Tools, which opens another box and choose audio and video set up. Try to follow this through if you can and you should find it works. If you get stuck, let us know for the next stage.

Best of luck,

Barry
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: barryfoote on December 26, 2008, 03:57:30 pm
All sorted thanks.

I have me moments. :-))

And after all that effort!!!!!!

Enjoy it Richard.
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: das boot on December 27, 2008, 12:20:31 pm
A web cam eh?  ;) Now you behave yourself, young fella me lad...there's some strange web cam sites out there.  ;)

Not that I'd know, of course...  :embarrassed:  It was all in the name of research, officer...honestly it was.  %)

Rich
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: DickyD on December 27, 2008, 12:29:40 pm
A web cam eh?  ;) Now you behave yourself, young fella me lad...there's some strange web cam sites out there.  ;)

Not that I'd know, of course...  :embarrassed:  It was all in the name of research, officer...honestly it was.  %)

Rich
I'll behave Rich, its just a cheap and easy way to speak to my family in NZ. :-))
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: das boot on December 27, 2008, 01:51:23 pm
A web cam eh?  ;) Now you behave yourself, young fella me lad...there's some strange web cam sites out there.  ;)

Not that I'd know, of course...  :embarrassed:  It was all in the name of research, officer...honestly it was.  %)

Rich
I'll behave Rich, its just a cheap and easy way to speak to my family in NZ. :-))

Good man Richard, I use mine to chat to my cousin in Canada...it's quite comical when she's just stepped out of  the shower.... %)

Enough...


Rich
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: dougal99 on December 27, 2008, 05:53:04 pm
I'd like to talk to my daughter in New Zealand...






But she won't go  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 28, 2008, 03:50:09 am
Have you used it yet Dicky?
Any good?
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: bogstandard on December 28, 2008, 06:10:38 am
Just get yourself onto Skype and talk to the world for free (assuming the kids aren't using all your available bandwidth).

There is nothing like talking to fellow modellers around the world. It allows you to see and talk to the members, rather than just read what they have to say.

If I am having a late night (or early morning), the east coast of the US (5 hours behind) is in full swing, and an hours chat makes the time fly by.

A few modelling sites now have a Skype area, and arrange calls for certain times and evenings between members. You can even set up conference calls, so a bunch of you can get together and chew the fat.


John
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: DickyD on December 28, 2008, 06:26:40 pm
Have you used it yet Dicky?
Any good?
Hi Martin

Just used it to talk to Barry in Spain. Used it in conjunction with Skype and it was really great. Great sound and picture quality.

Logitect QuickCam E 2500 at about 15.00 and Skype free download. Should have done it ages ago. :-))
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: barryfoote on December 28, 2008, 06:29:35 pm
That picture quality had nothing to do with the web cam, it was just down to my good looks!!! %% %%
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: DickyD on December 28, 2008, 06:33:01 pm
Frighteningly scary good looks. :o
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: das boot on December 28, 2008, 07:37:11 pm
Frighteningly scary good looks. :o

Didn't you mean frightening....   %)

Rich
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: DickyD on December 28, 2008, 08:02:37 pm
No.  %)
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: barryfoote on December 29, 2008, 09:07:29 am
No.  %)


A man of class and good taste that DickyD.. :-))

But then again....maybe he should have gone to Specsavers...
Title: Re: WEBCAM
Post by: Shipmate60 on December 29, 2008, 10:45:27 am
Or you should have!!

Bob