Video/Web conferencing

  Trummy 23:01 11 May 05

Can anyone advise on setting up a video conferencing system to chat with and see family in Australia? Reasonable cost equipment (ie web cam and headset) and especially software? Is MS Netmeeting sufficient?


  DieSse 23:10 11 May 05

MS Messenger works very simply and well for me. Basically it just works, with no setting up.

Make sure you're both on broadband tho', otherwise the video `part will be virtually useless.

Cameras and headphones are 10 a penny. Do use a headphone, you'll normally get horrible feedback with a mic and speakers.

I've got a Philips Toucam - the cheapest variety - it's fine for me. Logitech make OK cameras, as do many others. You only need a cheapish headphone set for a conversation - try and find one with a volume control in the wire - very useful!

  Trummy 18:58 12 May 05


Many thanks for your quick response. Have just signed up for Broadband (although can only get 512kbps where we live).

Will definitely act on your advice.


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