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General Webcam Lag

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June 15, 2005 3:56:03 PM

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I am new to using a webcam.

With that being said, I took my two computers at home, connected two
webcams, and used MSN 7.0 to have a video chat just to try it out. Amazingly
enough, everything connected fine and I could see both pictures. However, the
lag was about 2 seconds behind. I'm using a cable modem and a shared router.

Is this normal for webcams (and video conferencing in general)? Is there a
way to reduce this lag so that voice and the video are remotely close?

Please help. Thanks in advance.

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Anonymous
June 15, 2005 6:11:42 PM

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I'm thinking it is, although I can't use a web cam as I can't see, I know
there is a delay in audio, about 2-3seconds.
"Dave" <Dave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AE182686-76A4-4059-A258-FC846E8D6355@microsoft.com...
>I am new to using a webcam.
>
> With that being said, I took my two computers at home, connected two
> webcams, and used MSN 7.0 to have a video chat just to try it out.
> Amazingly
> enough, everything connected fine and I could see both pictures. However,
> the
> lag was about 2 seconds behind. I'm using a cable modem and a shared
> router.
>
> Is this normal for webcams (and video conferencing in general)? Is there a
> way to reduce this lag so that voice and the video are remotely close?
>
> Please help. Thanks in advance.
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