A couple of questions from a dirty old man ... hahaha ...

Posted: 06-15-2004, 12:57 AM

Hi,

A quick couple of questions that I hope someone can help me with ...

Firstly, I'm running msn messenger 6.2.0133 under windows 98se, but
soon to be upgrading to xp pro (hopefully) ...

My questions are this:

1. I have an old AIPTEK Spypen camera which I currently use s a rather
crappy webcam. The software version is 2.11. I cannot, however, seem
to be able to get this to work with msn, although it works "fine"
(sic) with Yahoo 6.x Does anybody know whether this can be made to
work with msn, and if so how?

2. msn have, in their infinite wisdom, closed down all of their UK
chatrooms ... is there any way of getting access to any of the
american or other international ones?

Thanks in advance,
-Graeme.

A couple of questions from a dirty old man ... hahaha ...


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Praetorian
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Re: A couple of questions from a dirty old man ... hahaha ...
Posted: 06-15-2004, 07:45 PM

Hi,

Just a quick update ... I had a poke around on the AIPTEK site, and
downloaded some new drivers - v2.25 At first, these also didn't help
me use my webcam in MSN Messenger, but after a bit of playing around,
I found a box that said something about mirroring my image ... when I
unchecked that, all works fine ... albeit the same old crappy picture!

So, I am now just left with the dilemma of net being able to gain
access to any chatrooms ...

Anyone able to help with this?

TIA,
-Graeme.
>Hi,
>
>A quick couple of questions that I hope someone can help me with ...
>
>Firstly, I'm running msn messenger 6.2.0133 under windows 98se, but
>soon to be upgrading to xp pro (hopefully) ...
>
>My questions are this:
>
>1. I have an old AIPTEK Spypen camera which I currently use s a rather
>crappy webcam. The software version is 2.11. I cannot, however, seem
>to be able to get this to work with msn, although it works "fine"
>(sic) with Yahoo 6.x Does anybody know whether this can be made to
>work with msn, and if so how?
>
>2. msn have, in their infinite wisdom, closed down all of their UK
>chatrooms ... is there any way of getting access to any of the
>american or other international ones?
>
>Thanks in advance,
>-Graeme.
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Re: A couple of questions from a dirty old man ... hahaha ...
Posted: 06-16-2004, 01:53 AM
Greetings Graeme,

It sounds like the driver for that specific camera must not support something required for
mirroring.

Regardless, the chat rooms are available in North America for a subscription fee only --
there are no longer *any* free chatrooms at http://chat.msn.com.
____________________________________________
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Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
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"Praetorian" <praetorian_xxiv@shrub.u-net.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi,
>
> Just a quick update ... I had a poke around on the AIPTEK site, and
> downloaded some new drivers - v2.25 At first, these also didn't help
> me use my webcam in MSN Messenger, but after a bit of playing around,
> I found a box that said something about mirroring my image ... when I
> unchecked that, all works fine ... albeit the same old crappy picture!
>
> So, I am now just left with the dilemma of net being able to gain
> access to any chatrooms ...
>
> Anyone able to help with this?
>
> TIA,
> -Graeme.
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>A quick couple of questions that I hope someone can help me with ...
>>
>>Firstly, I'm running msn messenger 6.2.0133 under windows 98se, but
>>soon to be upgrading to xp pro (hopefully) ...
>>
>>My questions are this:
>>
>>1. I have an old AIPTEK Spypen camera which I currently use s a rather
>>crappy webcam. The software version is 2.11. I cannot, however, seem
>>to be able to get this to work with msn, although it works "fine"
>>(sic) with Yahoo 6.x Does anybody know whether this can be made to
>>work with msn, and if so how?
>>
>>2. msn have, in their infinite wisdom, closed down all of their UK
>>chatrooms ... is there any way of getting access to any of the
>>american or other international ones?
>>
>>Thanks in advance,
>>-Graeme.
>

Praetorian
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Re: A couple of questions from a dirty old man ... hahaha ...
Posted: 06-16-2004, 02:20 AM
>Greetings Graeme,
>
>It sounds like the driver for that specific camera must not support something required for
>mirroring.
>
>Regardless, the chat rooms are available in North America for a subscription fee only --
>there are no longer *any* free chatrooms at http://chat.msn.com.
as you can see from my followup post, I eventually did get the cam
working, thx.

thanks for the info re: chat.

-Graeme.
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Re: A couple of questions from a dirty old man ... hahaha ...
Posted: 06-16-2004, 03:34 PM
Hi Graeme,

Appreciate the feedback as well, thanks =)
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Praetorian" <praetorian_xxiv@shrub.u-net.com> wrote in message
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>
>>Greetings Graeme,
>>
>>It sounds like the driver for that specific camera must not support something required for
>>mirroring.
>>
>>Regardless, the chat rooms are available in North America for a subscription fee only --
>>there are no longer *any* free chatrooms at http://chat.msn.com.
>
> as you can see from my followup post, I eventually did get the cam
> working, thx.
>
> thanks for the info re: chat.
>
> -Graeme.

 
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