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Marg OL
26th May 2008, 10:07 PM
Recently purchased Asus EeePC 4G with WindowsXP
When using Skype webcam shows me in screen but unable to view the person I am calling.
Would appreciate any help.
Regards marg

Galumay
26th May 2008, 10:11 PM
what a bizarre first post to make on a mac forum - a question about another hardware manufacturer, running a different OS, having a problem with a 3rd party program!

oh, BTW, i have no helpful ideas about what might be the reason for that! perhaps asking somewhere like whirlpoo (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/)l might return more results!

decryption
26th May 2008, 10:11 PM
Just so you know, this is a Mac forum and you want help with Windows :)
(someone may still help, but don't count on it - also, moved this into the correct forum for you)

jerrah
26th May 2008, 11:09 PM
Is the other person sending you their webcam?

When I saw you were talking about the eeepc I thought this was going to be a linux problem. Skype 2.0 beta for Linux and the webcam enabled in bios is the requirements to get it going on linux. I've never tried on windows. :)

choy
27th May 2008, 01:15 AM
yeah have to agree not the best place to ask about your eeePC!

A quick google search revealed this more appropriate forum:
EeeUser.com ASUS Eee PC 701, Eee PC 900 Blog Forum Wiki Community (http://www.eeeuser.com)

a quick search on their forum for "eeepc webcam skype" revealed this thread:
EeeUser ASUS Eee PC Forum / Webcam and Skype user question (http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=20103)

Please go visit the forum and if that thread doesn't reveal the answer for you, search for yourself.

gehenna
27th May 2008, 06:57 AM
You need to go to the Settings tab (from memory) and choose Software Updates. Update Skype to the latest version. The version that shipped with the eeepc did not support the webcam, the latest version does.

also, if you're on the latest version - make sure the person at the other end has chosen the option to enable their video feed - skype video calling is only two way when both parties enable their webcam in the chat.

jerrah
27th May 2008, 08:04 AM
If the user is using Windows the skype version issue doesn't really apply. It was just a Linux thing.

gehenna
27th May 2008, 08:13 AM
If the user is using Windows the skype version issue doesn't really apply. It was just a Linux thing.

That's what I mean. In the Xandros distro UI go to the top right tab which i think is settings, choose Software Updates. This will bring up a list of updates for all the installed packages on Xandros, one of which will be Skype. Updating there will enable Webcam use in skype on the EeePC

jerrah
27th May 2008, 08:34 AM
User is running Windows XP though. :)

Back when I got my eeepc from Taiwan the Skype beta was the only option.

gehenna
27th May 2008, 08:43 AM
User is running Windows XP though. :)

Back when I got my eeepc from Taiwan the Skype beta was the only option.

Hah, look at that.

*backs away from the thread*

Jazarus
27th May 2008, 10:33 AM
I think you guys scared her away XD

Rant
27th May 2008, 11:12 AM
I'm glad we were able to help. Windows users are inherently twitchy about upgrading software. Plus, it's all good PR for the Mac community. Have you seen the EeePC running OS X?
YouTube - EeePC running Tiger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arxdlBGolTE)

I'm watching the EeePC closely. The 7" is pretty neat - think of it as a PDA that runs Office, Skype, etc. ...and if you want to attach a keyboard, mouse, display, you can use it like a computer. Unix is sufficient for PDA performance. The usual warnings apply - Run Windows at Your Peril.

The 9" looks promising - it's only a few mm bigger than the 7", which is a very neat package (just like the 3G Nano, the photos just can't do it justice - you have to use one in-the-flesh).

Sure I believe the iPhone should be able to do all that, but I don't see it coming. And not for anything like the price. Tablet Mac/iPhone would probably be too big - and again, not for the price. Again... EeePC shows it's possible with a touch interface.
YouTube - Asus Eee PC with OS X Tiger and 7" Touch Kit Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miVsbFUin0c)

If Apple won't make me one, maybe Asus will... I'd buy that touch screen version tomorrow...