Video Conferencing

  electroplater 14:58 31 Dec 2003

I have a system built around a KT400 mb with a 2500xp processor. I have tried a video link using netmeeting and hotmail with a modem link which reports a speed of about 44k bps. The sound is an on board system.
The video is a bit jerky but acceptable while the sound is very poor and has an annoying echo.
Is this all I can expect from a modem link.
Is the result dependant on the software.
I only have a cheap USB Zoomcam, would a better camera help.
Would a separate sound card help.
Would a direct PC-PC link be better, and if so how do you set this up.

  hugh-265156 16:05 31 Dec 2003

a quality camera and pci soundcard should improve things a bit but overall quality will be improved if you have a broadband connection also.

dont expect to much from dial up for this type of thing.

  electroplater 19:35 31 Dec 2003

huggyg71, anchor
thanks for ideas, will try Yahoo and headsets.

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