Free universal web cam software

  iqs 21:03 06 Jul 2008


What is the best free universal web cam software available please?.

I have installed my webcam,drivers and software,my friend will buying one soon.She is not very technically minded,so hence some universal software which I can help install/setup over the phone.
Thank you


  Technotiger 21:09 06 Jul 2008

If you both use click here you will be able to enjoy hours of video chats to each other and to anyone else who has the same program, as many millions do!

  Technotiger 21:10 06 Jul 2008

PS - It is completely Free.

  iqs 21:18 06 Jul 2008


Thanks for the help.We have Skype,but we would like to add the visual side to the conversions,cheers

  Technotiger 21:48 06 Jul 2008

Of course, that is why I suggested Skype. I just had a great Visual/Video chat with my son in Lanzarote - I am in UK, always great to see him as well as chat.

  Technotiger 21:50 06 Jul 2008

In Skype go to Tools>Options>Video Settings and you will be able to see your webcam picture.

  iqs 15:38 07 Jul 2008


Sorry,I did not know Skype supported webcam,shows how observant I am.Will give it a go when she has the cam,any day soon.
Thank you

  Technotiger 16:21 07 Jul 2008

Grreat - I use it a lot with my webcam. Cheers.

  DieSse 16:23 07 Jul 2008

Or you can just use MSN messenger, without even getting into Skype. I use it fairly requently with no problems.

Skype, I've never got on with - and wouldn't want it using my bandwidth for other peoples calls anyway

  Technotiger 16:25 07 Jul 2008

PS - when using your webcam in Skype, both users should click on Start Video, you will both then have the option to see each other in a small picture within the main Skype window, or in a separate window which you can re-size if you wish, or in Full Screen view!

  Technotiger 16:28 07 Jul 2008

Hi, you surprise me muchly ... I, and all my friends, think Skype is the best thing since sliced bread, I use it almost daily ... LoL

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