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Hi, does anyone use web cams to chat around the world. I have had family move to Australia a few months ago and we have been trying to chat via skype on our web cams but not having much look. We get pictures okish, a bit stuttery most of the time but the problem we have is the sound goes off (fuzzy) about every 40 secs for about 30 secs. Does anyone else use skype and have the same problems, or can anyone recommend any other software providers to use.

cheers

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do you live in the sticks with low bandwidth because same happens to me, put it down to only 1mb broadband.

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I find google talk, with the video plug in more reliable than the skype video chat, seems to be more forgiving of bad bandwitdh

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databar;7780881

do you live in the sticks with low bandwidth because same happens to me, … do you live in the sticks with low bandwidth because same happens to me, put it down to only 1mb broadband.



i have just done a test and got 2232kbps download and 370kpbs upload. Is that bad. :-D

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I find google talk, with the video plug in more reliable than the skype … I find google talk, with the video plug in more reliable than the skype video chat, seems to be more forgiving of bad bandwitdh



cheers i will have a look at google talk ;-)

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no your internet speed seems decent, but that doesnt show if you get dropouts or such
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