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yingxuan
21-10-2003, 10:49 AM
would a pentium 4. 56k modem fast enough to do video conferencing?
I was wondering how slow it will be.has anybody tried it?

I know that u need at least a jet stream connection etc to ahve video conferencing.My friend would use windows xp and msn messenger to do the conferencing.

I wonder how fast 56k would be.Any idea how fast it would be?

Blue_face
21-10-2003, 06:29 PM
there is lots of lagging in 56k. its its not really that bad if u set your video quality to low.

Spacemannz
01-11-2003, 09:27 PM
It's pretty fast and decent on a 56k. Having a P4 and heaps of ram would make no difference. But you dont really need broadband either just for video conferencing.

Mike
01-11-2003, 09:32 PM
> It's pretty fast and decent on a 56k. Having a P4 and
> heaps of ram would make no difference. But you dont

I wouldn't say that a P4 and lots of ram would make no difference, because it will make some (yeah I know, I'm being really picky tonight)... but I agree, webcam through dial-up works fine. :)

Mike.

tweak\'e
01-11-2003, 09:51 PM
i just set up a web cam on a mates 1gig duron 256meg ram pc and on an EXCELLENT 56k modem it works ok....video a bit glitchy but different apps behave diffenently. unfortunatly we didn't have the mics going so i don't know yet how much difference it will make.

Chilling_Silently
01-11-2003, 10:17 PM
Ideally you need 192MB RAM on a P2 500 or AMD system equiv.

running apps make a big difference.

56K is alright for voice, but vid is going to look a lot like a slideshow.. it is acceptable though, I've gotten 2x fps on MSN before!