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How To Set-up A Webcam
Dialup should work but would be very slow and jerky
I am 64 years old and bought my first computer in 2005. Sony Vaio VGC-RB40, P4, 3GHz, 512 Memory with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900. Win XP/Home. I have struggled to learn computers. I no longer call Earthlink (ISP) or Sony (manufacturer) since I can't understand anything the customer reps say.
The few times I've run into a brick wall (ouch), I've turned here to my fellow C/Net folks and all of you have been really helpful. Thank you very much.
Several days ago, I visited a neighbor. He was online with relatives overseas chatting with them. We could see this person and he could see us. There was a device that looked like a giant eyeball through which we were seen. I have relatives and friends all around the world, also, and I would like to do this. He was very busy and couldn't take the time to explain it. He just said that it was a "webcam" and that he used MSN or Yahoo. I am really intrigued and dying to learn how to do this.
I really don't know the correct terminology or whether or not I can use one on my machine or with dial-up. I also will shortly buy a Mac. Can I use the same webcam on both? Do I have to use MSN or Yahoo to use the webcam and would my friends or relatives have to use MSN or Yahoo to see me on the monitor. I realize that, unless they too have a webcam, I wouldn't be able to see them. There was no audio, just video. His webcam was a Logitek.
I apologize for such a lame question. I did search C/Net but everything was confusing to me. Thank you for any help you may give me.