Webcam software compatibility

  23790954 13:35 28 Feb 2007

Hi! there,
As an elderly person who tries to improve his knowledge of computers etc., I always read through previous helpline subjects to find the answer to a problem, so I hope that this query does not sound silly. As far as webcams go, is all the software, msn messenger, windows messenger, skype etc., all compatible so that it does not matter which system you are using, you can still make contact with others who are using different software. On a couple of queries in earlier helplines, people have been advised to use the same software as each other, and I wondered why. Also if they are all compatible, which messenger system would you recommend installing. Many thanks for any advice given.

  anskyber 13:44 28 Feb 2007

The webcam software is only for you and most cams will work on whatever messenger system you use.

The important thing is the system you use, eg Skype or Windows Live Messenger and the same one must be used by the people you wish to speak to. They will not talk to each other if you follow.

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