Webcam Lag

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by cykx, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. cykx

    cykx New Member

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    When ever I use my webcam it lags foor some reason. I have a 256k cable connection, the webcam is usb. Its strange cause sometimes itll lag after a while, sometimes never, sometimes all conversation long. Any ideas ?
     
  2. ZER0X

    ZER0X VIP Member

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    While you use the Webcam....are u downloading, searching webpages anything that will use the net :)
     
  3. cykx

    cykx New Member

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    Nope, I stop anything im doing. At first I did then I tought "Downloading at 25kbs, webcam on" something didnt add up if u know what i mean. So, yeah, thats not it. But tanks anyway. If I get a T1 and still have this problem Ill grab the webcam by the cord and smash it against the wall. But I wont be getting a T1 for a while. Id rather get 5mb Cable, thats real nice. But, my current isp doesnt offer 5mb, so Im stuck on 256 for a while, a long long while.
     
  4. ZER0X

    ZER0X VIP Member

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    I dont think you will need to do that :p

    Maybe the webcam has a problem....you could try newer drivers or something like that :)
     
  5. cykx

    cykx New Member

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    Will do, I had tought about it but just been too lazy. Plus my cam aint the best. But will do.
     
  6. ZER0X

    ZER0X VIP Member

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    I'm a very lazy person myself :p

    You dont have to have a really great camera...as long as it works ;) and you have the drivers for it :D
     
  7. smitherz

    smitherz New Member

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    all web cams will lag, its only the really expensive ones that are slightly better because they have a higher frame rate.

    smitherz
     
  8. cykx

    cykx New Member

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    my frames are ok, when it doesnt lag.
     
  9. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Good call, the cable is cheaper

    What camera is ahving the problem
     
  10. kof2000

    kof2000 New Member

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    maybe cuz is USB lol try a FIREWIRE one oh well... i'm not into webbie cammys so oh well.
     
  11. GigaBytez5

    GigaBytez5 New Member

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    Just throw it!

    If itz USB it must've been pretty cheap, I got a Logitech Quickcam Express for 30 bux! And the res is sweet, along with the frame speed! It rox, and at Wal-Mart so its easy to find...:) [​IMG]
     

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