Webcam images are crummy - what's the problem?

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Webcam images are crummy - what's the problem?

Post by Lbill » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:05 pm

I just bought a Logitech C905 webcam and tried it out with a friend using Vid, which is Logitech's webcam communication service. The images transmitted by my webcam on my friend's computer screen were quite poor, with jerky images, jaggies, no synch between speaking and lip movement, etc. Not having any prior experience with webcams, I am wondering if the problem is with (1) the Logitech webcam/software (2) the Vid hosting service and/or (3) the fact that I use Sprint 3G wireless broadband, which is not as fast as cable broadband internet. Would appreciate input from others who have/are using webcams.
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Post by LongDistanceRunner » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:15 pm

Have you tried Skype instead of Vid?

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Re: Webcam images are crummy - what's the problem?

Post by ruud » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:40 pm

Lbill wrote:(3) the fact that I use Sprint 3G wireless broadband, which is not as fast as cable broadband internet.
This is probably the reason. Can you post your results of a speed test, for example this one: http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?flash=1
Your upload speed is particularly relevant.
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Post by rwwoods » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:46 pm

Try it with an instant messenger program such as Yahoo or MSN.
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