Thursday, July 9, 2009

Using The Web Cam On National and International Video Conferencing

IN RESPONSE TO THIS MAIL from a dear friend - "Sister has purchased a DELL Laptop with a web camera.My laptop also has a web camera.If Mom wants to chat with her so that they can see each other, what are the formalities/procedure required to do so?Will I need to register/create ID on any site?Also do I need to install any software in my laptop? I request you to kindly tell in detail.


I am sorry for replying to this mail after a couple of days when I got it, Had been just a bit busy with My personal blog lately... Now Bhaiya.. I would start by ur querry where U talked of the need of software and drivers....

FreeTrack is a free webcam motion tracking application for Microsoft Windows that can track a special head mounted model in up to six degrees of freedom and output data to mouse, keyboard, joystick and FreeTrack supported games.

The USB video device class (UVC) specification allows for interconnectivity of webcams to computers even without proprietary drivers installed. Microsoft Windows Vista, Linux[6] and Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.5 have UVC drivers built in and do not require extra drivers, although they are often installed in order to add additional features.

I Have only come across the Usage of Video chatting on My Yahoo ID so I would suggest U and did to create a yahoo ID first! cos I think It offers a great Video chat adaptability.

Its Very Simple -

"Sign in to Yahoo Messenger, Go to either Chat room and then select a user or you can simply select a person added in your Messenger and double click it. Once you clicked on that person's display name, A chat window will appear in front of you for chatting with that person.
Now, click on "Actions" button on the top of chat window. A menu will appear down. Select "Invite to view my webcam" from the menu (It is usually the third last option). After that, the person on other end can see you with no charges (except for using Internet)."


NOW ... IN CASE ,,,, If you have friends or family overseas, you can use Skype( Which I Am Sure That U might Not have heard so commonly around In India) to see their face while you communicate-FOR FREE.

  1. Get and account with Skype if you do not already at Download the software on to your computer.

  2. Step 2

    Be sure your webcam is connected. Follow the instructions that came with your webcam. Skype will detect your webcam after setup. From the "Video Options" screen you can see how you look by clicking "Test Webcam"

  3. Step 3

    Enable video. To use the video, be sure enable is set in your Skype settings under Tools-Options-Video Settings. Also check the box marked on "start my video automatically".

  4. Step 4
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    Start a video call. Start by clicking on "Video Call" from the contact you want to call. The person you are talking to must also have a webcam and a Skype account. *Note: If the person does not have Skype account, you can call a landline or cell phone, but there will be a charge per minute.

  5. Step 5

    Start talking. Be sure you have your headset on and you should be able to start talking and see the person on your webcam.

Hope You Got Ur querry solved... please leave in the comment Box If still Any part is not clear or any furthur Doubts remain... I will be more then happy to help as always :)



ROHIT GOEL July 10, 2009 at 1:20 AM  

Pulkit good to have a technical article from you..It's really cool .
well even i dont have much info on video chat coz never had a chance.
so it was much informative..
Link yahoo messenger, noe Google's gtalk also supports this feature..

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