Webcam communication software required

  tallboy 21:15 02 Jul 2008

I need a reliable communication application to enable video communication between two or three members of our our family, using simple low-res webcams. I am aware that I could satisfy the need with MS messenger, but I have heard that it is prone to attack. Since the communication is only between three known PCs in different parts of the UK, it does not have to be a package in widespread use. It can be freeware or low-cost chargeable as long as it enables us to set up a video & audio link between 2 / 3 locations using broadband. (The lowest speed in use is 1MB/sec.) No graphic capability is required as it is simply so that grandchildren can see their grandparents.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks, Tallboy

  MarvintheAndroid 21:43 02 Jul 2008

Never tried this myself but...

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  Quiet Life 22:50 02 Jul 2008

Skype is a first class program free computer to computer or cheap cost for calls to land lines See.
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  Stuartli 23:20 02 Jul 2008

I use Skype, as mentioned by Quiet Life - it can be used in conference mode.

  Technotiger 23:24 02 Jul 2008

Skype is most definitely the Solution for you!

  tallboy 13:37 03 Jul 2008

Thanks for the quick feedback everone. We'll give both Skype & Vidspeak (suggested by MarvintheAndroid) a try and see which works best for us.

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