Web cam minimum requirements

  Bald Eagle 16:50 11 Oct 07

Finally daughter and me are on broadband. Want to set up webcams so we can chat between France & England. What would you consider the minimum requirements for video card, memory etc to get a decent image?


  Stuartli 17:15 11 Oct 07

Very little - many webcams only produce about 352x288k, just enough for a small image.

Better webcams can go up to 640x480 or even, like the one I have now, 1.3MB.

The video card and memory requirements are unlikely to prove an issue.

Remember that the larger the image on screen, the more bandwidth that is used.

  Stuartli 17:17 11 Oct 07

Morrisons and Staples have been offering Labtec webcams for £9.99 that are probably perfect for your requirements.

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