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Author Topic: Win10 & Skype?  (Read 975 times)

bob.gas

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Win10 & Skype?
« on: June 20, 2020, 11:05:41 AM »

I've just got a video cam for the PC and never used one b/4.

My question is........
Does Windows 10 have its own way of communicating with other cam users, without getting Skype?
I'm not against skype or anything, just wondered.  ;D
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 11:27:56 AM »

You'll need to use an app of some sort to communicate using the camera. Skype works fine and is built in to Windows 10. Another very popular app is Zoom, which is good too. Whichever you use the person/people at the other end will need the same app installed. As Skype and Zoom are free then this isn't a problem.
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2020, 12:15:22 PM »

Thank you tubaman.
It's as I thought then..........Skype, or whatever is built into Win 10.
so I'll check out how it works. ;)
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2020, 12:17:33 PM »

It just occurred to me that I'll need a microphone right?
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2020, 12:59:18 PM »

I'll need a microphone right?
Not necessarily - don't most cams designed for web use have an integral mic these days?
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 03:28:45 PM »

Oh right. haven't used it yet::)
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 10:46:29 PM »

You can also use your webcam via your web browser - for instance with https://meet.google.com/
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 10:11:36 AM »

Interesting!!!
I see the camera working with my ugly face in it::)
Does one have to join..... do I still require a microphone?
I'm not sure how to use it. :blush:
« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 10:14:29 AM by bob.gas »
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 10:32:04 AM »

To test your microphone, go to "Settings", then "System", you should then go to "Sounds", in the list you will see "Input" Do'es it show your webcam model? below you should see "Test Microphone", clap yell talk :fingers: the grey bar should move left to right
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2020, 10:54:08 AM »

There are two versions of Skype! built in version has no background scenes, but this one https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/download-skype-for-desktop/ has.
Both can be installed at the same time  :).
The "Desktop" version is dark blue/white "S" icon.

Suitable backgrounds are The Bodleian library in Oxford uni or your back garden..... ;)
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 10:23:36 AM »

Hi Parkdale.


I managed to get into Skype, pinned to the taskbar.

I tried registering to it but can't get by the verification page that requires a code sent to my email. I haven't got it yet lol.
I tried yesterday and today with no joy, and every time I click on the Skype icon it only brings up the verification page again.
I can't get back to start to try from scratch.

What a rigmarole. ???
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2020, 05:08:09 PM »

Yes ... when i'm installing / activating... stuff for my dad, I have his email open so I can do all the above  :fingers: therefore saving me lots of phone IT questions :)
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2020, 05:32:51 PM »

Right, so what do you advise I do to rectify this then, please?
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2020, 06:08:30 PM »

pm sent  :fingers:
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Re: Win10 & Skype?
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2020, 07:06:50 PM »

replied thanks.  ;)
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