Web Cams for Dummies?

  William-221908 11:44 22 Nov 2003

Silver surfer wants a web cam to keep in touch with family. Any makes to recommend? What software do I use? Any problems with cams and XP?

  The Paul 13:24 22 Nov 2003

I'm very interested in this too. Not hijacking - just watching.

  Salinger 13:32 22 Nov 2003

You can use MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger or Eyeball chat (which is good, download and register from the website) or any of the others that a Google search will throw up. You should get drivers supplied with whichever camera you buy, almost any will be as good as another (cheaper doesn't mean less good). Probably a good idea to check with the salesman about XP compatibility. I don't have XP.

  Cooter 13:40 22 Nov 2003

a word of warning tho, webcams do sometimes clash with tv cards. dont really know why but its all to do with drivers i think

  William-221908 15:31 23 Nov 2003

Have downloaded and it looks good. thanks for the help.

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