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Rickles

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I am using XP SP2 and I have just got a web cam.
I have installed it with the software that came with it and it works fine.
What other programs do I need so that I will be able to talk to my Sisters in the UK(I am in Australia).
I am not sure what they are using so I imagine that there may be a 'universal' program?
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Both of you could down load "Windows live messenger" then set up a Hotmail accounts that should do it If you send a message to each other it should ask you if you want to add them as a contact then you can chat or send a video call to each other
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If you already have an email address you don't need to sign up for Hotmail - you can use your regular email address for an account (I know because that's what I've done.) Some of the common IM programs are WLM, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, and Skype. What I've found works best is doing video over WLM, and muting the microphone, and then doing the voice (with the same person) over Skype. My experience has been that WLM is lousy with audio (feedback, echoes, static, etc.) but does better with video then Skype does.
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Thanks for that, it seems easier than I thought. I have a hotmail address and all I need to do is reinstall messenger from the disc and I should be ok.

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