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Old 05-31-2007, 02:35 AM   #1
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aMSN incomming webcam is distorted and pixelated


When ever I view someone's webcam over aMSN, the connection seems to be fine, but the person's webcam image has large colored blocks covering it (usually in place where there is movement, so not on walls as much). My outgoing webcam (OV51x-based camera) quality is fine, both on mine and the receiver's machines.

Could it be an old/buggy library or something? Thanks in advance...
 
Old 05-31-2007, 04:05 PM   #2
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have you tried multiple someones,

it coudl be that their upload speed is just too slow to cope....

if they are only on a say: 256/32 connection then they will see yours fine but their conection cant handle you seeing theirs
 
Old 06-01-2007, 02:44 AM   #3
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I have tried to receive more than one user's webcam, all of which have turned out the same.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 05:57 AM   #4
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have you got the port open for msn webcams, ?
cant rememebr what piort it is at the moment but it shoudl be shown in the amsn settings somwhere...
 
Old 06-02-2007, 03:37 AM   #5
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Webcam

I've checked my router settings; they direct ports 6890 through 6900 to the machine I'm using, as it says on the aMSN site. But it's not the answer...

This link is to a screenshot of a webcam window, showing the distortions.
http://www.pic7.com/img/f7e0bwebcam.jpg

Thanks for the help so far
 
Old 06-04-2007, 03:53 AM   #6
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yeiks thats a lot more distorted than i thought.....

have you tried any other software taht can do msn webcams like kopete?
is it the same in tehre?
 
Old 06-05-2007, 01:56 AM   #7
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kopete's incoming webcam is equally as bad, its (kopete's) outgoing webcam (from what I've been told by contacts) is just green or purple. KMess doesn't support webcams yet AFAIK and I didn't have much luck with Mercury last time I tried it. It must be a decoder problem, my router's configured properly and everything...
 
Old 06-20-2007, 04:24 PM   #8
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bump.........
 
Old 06-20-2007, 06:13 PM   #9
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"Distorted and pixellated ..." Why, that's probably the nicest thing I've heard somebody say about MSN in quite some time!
 
Old 06-21-2007, 02:08 AM   #10
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Ok, I admit distorted and pixelated is an understatement, the image is unviewable. If you look at the link posted above, you will see for yourself.

I'd be grateful for any pointers as to what's wrong, whether it's my router/connection or a missing library.
 
  


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