Webcams same soft ware

  Newuser2179 15:19 16 Mar 2005
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My daughter would like a webcam, so she may converse with friends (cheaper than the phone).
I am confused, do both computers need the same software? Or is all webcam software compatible with each other.
Many Thanks In advance Sandy

  Yoda Knight 15:38 16 Mar 2005

most people use msn messenger (or similar), which is freely available on the microsoft website

  byfordr 15:40 16 Mar 2005

Try something like MSN Messenger messenger.msn.com/ , Yahoo Messenger messenger.yahoo.com/messenger/download/ , Trillianclick here

Both users need to use a program that will talk to the other ie both using MSN Messenger some like trillian allow different ones to talk.

HTH

R

  Stuartli 16:04 16 Mar 2005

The webcam will come with suitable software for general use, but you can use a model with software for another in most cases.

I have a D-Link NetEasy Pro 350 that uses a Creative VideoBlaster's software without any problems.

Apart from Trillian, Skype (used for internet telephone purposes) also has a chat section.

  Yoda Knight 16:19 16 Mar 2005

Webcam capabilities on Skype ????

I must have an old version..... ;)

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