webcam compatibility

  ordep 15:08 17 Jan 10
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Hi. I've just got myself a Logitech C300 webcam, which supports Vid.
My granddaughter has a Dell netbook which supports Skype.
I've just read that Vid isn't compatible with Skype.
Not sure how to proceed.
Would like some help please.

  bremner 15:14 17 Jan 10

Just install Skype onto your computer.

click here

  Sea Urchin 18:10 17 Jan 10

Vid is an alternative video calling system to Skype -

>> I've just read that Vid isn't compatible with Skype. <<

You don't want both - as above its Vid OR Skype. The webcam will work fine with Skype.

  ordep 12:04 18 Jan 10

Thanks for your replies, most helpfull.
That's a bit naught of Logitec to say Skype doesn't work with the C300 when it dose.
Any ways, I've d/l Skype and all's well my end, nice picture of me & a picture of my granddaughter but, they cant get a picture of me at the other end, got voice ok.
So I think its a case of a bit more tinkering.

  Sea Urchin 12:25 18 Jan 10

The "tinkering" may well be required at the other end - do they get their own picture on their monitor?

  ordep 15:21 18 Jan 10

Hi Sea Urchin.
Yes, that's correct, picture but no sound at there end.

  Sea Urchin 15:32 18 Jan 10

Can I just recap - not quite sure what you are saying?

At your end you can see a picture of them (and inset of yourself) and can also hear them.

At the other end they see your picture and their own (inset) but cannot hear you.

Is this correct?

If that is the case then there seems to be no problem with either webcam - but maybe with their sound. Do they speak to other people on Skype successfully?

  Sea Urchin 16:01 18 Jan 10

Further to that this link might be useful (at both ends?)

click here

  ordep 16:09 18 Jan 10

"At your end you can see a picture of them (and inset of yourself) and can also hear them."
That's correct.

At the other end they can see a picture of them selves but not of me.

Sound is fine both ends.

Hope that's clear.

  Sea Urchin 16:30 18 Jan 10

That's why I was confused - you said previously "picture but no sound at their end" :@)

The problem is not at your end - probably a video setting at their end. As I asked before - do they use Skype successfully (ie Sound and Vision) with anybody else?

  ordep 16:51 18 Jan 10

We've only just installed Skype so haven't tried it with anybody else, don't no of any one that has it :-(

Carried out the test successfully on the Skype website though.

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