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Problem starting a Video Conversation

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Anonymous
August 13, 2005 3:33:06 PM

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Folks, I am new at this and the whole thing is an experiment for me. I have a
video cam attached to my computer which I want to use as a web cam with
Messenger. My friend who I wish to contact does not have a web cam. They also
have an aol email address but have synchronised it to be used on Messenger. I
have used the audio/video wizard and all appears to work well. I have sent
out the invitation to start the video conference and the invitation has been
accepted. Meanwhile I do not see any image in the screen of Messenger. Should
I? Messenger tells me it is trying to connect with my friend's computer
(which is using dial up) but after a while it times out. Says it cannot
connect. Have tried it in reverse with my friend inviting me to a video
conversation. Same effect. Each of us get the same message. Coonecting to
party's computer but never links and times out. Both of us have XP Home
edition and the lastest version of Messenger 4.7
--
RPWD

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Anonymous
August 14, 2005 3:06:01 AM

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With messenger,you need to use the instant message feature,both parties need
a passport from microsoft,or go to:http://passport.net Messenger has a audio/
video chk utility,try that also for youre cam.

"ipbrit77" wrote:

> Folks, I am new at this and the whole thing is an experiment for me. I have a
> video cam attached to my computer which I want to use as a web cam with
> Messenger. My friend who I wish to contact does not have a web cam. They also
> have an aol email address but have synchronised it to be used on Messenger. I
> have used the audio/video wizard and all appears to work well. I have sent
> out the invitation to start the video conference and the invitation has been
> accepted. Meanwhile I do not see any image in the screen of Messenger. Should
> I? Messenger tells me it is trying to connect with my friend's computer
> (which is using dial up) but after a while it times out. Says it cannot
> connect. Have tried it in reverse with my friend inviting me to a video
> conversation. Same effect. Each of us get the same message. Coonecting to
> party's computer but never links and times out. Both of us have XP Home
> edition and the lastest version of Messenger 4.7
> --
> RPWD
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 12:06:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Andrew
Many thanks. I have a passport but will need to check if my colleague does.
Audio/Video check worked fine. Will advise outcome.
--
RPWD


"Andrew E." wrote:

> With messenger,you need to use the instant message feature,both parties need
> a passport from microsoft,or go to:http://passport.net Messenger has a audio/
> video chk utility,try that also for youre cam.
>
> "ipbrit77" wrote:
>
> > Folks, I am new at this and the whole thing is an experiment for me. I have a
> > video cam attached to my computer which I want to use as a web cam with
> > Messenger. My friend who I wish to contact does not have a web cam. They also
> > have an aol email address but have synchronised it to be used on Messenger. I
> > have used the audio/video wizard and all appears to work well. I have sent
> > out the invitation to start the video conference and the invitation has been
> > accepted. Meanwhile I do not see any image in the screen of Messenger. Should
> > I? Messenger tells me it is trying to connect with my friend's computer
> > (which is using dial up) but after a while it times out. Says it cannot
> > connect. Have tried it in reverse with my friend inviting me to a video
> > conversation. Same effect. Each of us get the same message. Coonecting to
> > party's computer but never links and times out. Both of us have XP Home
> > edition and the lastest version of Messenger 4.7
> > --
> > RPWD
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 2:38:01 PM

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Andrew
We are both registered with MS Passport. This obviously was not the issue.
As a side item, while I am trying to connect with the other party's computer,
the options menu under the screen does not provide me with a choice. They are
both grey. I sense that I am missing something my end. Also as stated before
the audio/video utility works ok. Mind you we are not using the audio
feature. Is that part of the problem?
--
RPWD


"Andrew E." wrote:

> With messenger,you need to use the instant message feature,both parties need
> a passport from microsoft,or go to:http://passport.net Messenger has a audio/
> video chk utility,try that also for youre cam.
>
> "ipbrit77" wrote:
>
> > Folks, I am new at this and the whole thing is an experiment for me. I have a
> > video cam attached to my computer which I want to use as a web cam with
> > Messenger. My friend who I wish to contact does not have a web cam. They also
> > have an aol email address but have synchronised it to be used on Messenger. I
> > have used the audio/video wizard and all appears to work well. I have sent
> > out the invitation to start the video conference and the invitation has been
> > accepted. Meanwhile I do not see any image in the screen of Messenger. Should
> > I? Messenger tells me it is trying to connect with my friend's computer
> > (which is using dial up) but after a while it times out. Says it cannot
> > connect. Have tried it in reverse with my friend inviting me to a video
> > conversation. Same effect. Each of us get the same message. Coonecting to
> > party's computer but never links and times out. Both of us have XP Home
> > edition and the lastest version of Messenger 4.7
> > --
> > RPWD
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