Teleconferencing in Windows® XP®
Tips for teleconferencing in Windows XP
Teleconferencing is the process of exchanging information among people who are at different remote locations using telecommunication systems. Audio and video conferencing can be done using teleconferencing, whereby you could see and talk to the person who is far away from you. Windows XP supports teleconferencing. You would need a webcam, an active Internet connection and teleconferencing software installed to your system to do conferencing. Teleconferencing enables the user to communicate by viewing, by texts typed through keyboard and by speaking with the help of microphones. One of the major advantages is that you could carry out a meeting without hampering your individual work, so the cost and time for group meetings is reduced. Also a follow up of every meeting could be easily done.
Common issues that could occur with teleconferencing in Windows 7 and their remedies are as follows:
- Technical failures
- Check for failure in network connection
- Webcam and microphone corrections
The major problem associated with teleconferencing is technical difficulty. This could occur due to any kind of trouble in the Internet connections and the improper connections of the accessory to the computer. For carrying out a video conference you need a high-speed broadband Internet connection, if not the images would appear choppy and the sound clarity would be disturbed. In such a case the person having the best network would get an undue advantage and would steal the show. Also the video and audio connections made to the system are also important. Such situations could result in blank screens and muted audio outputs.
Check for failure in network connection
Any error in network connection like IP (Internet protocol) address could result in network failure. Also improper connection of the network cables could result in failure of teleconferencing. In these cases the communication becomes interrupted. You should connect the cables properly and then restart the system. Also a weak connection speed could also result in failure of teleconferencing, so make sure that you have a proper network connection.
Many problems related to teleconferencing come as result of improper connection of equipments like webcam, microphone and the speaker system. This could result in interrupted data transfer. In order to have good communication make sure that you connect these devices correctly to the computer and after doing so, restart the computer. Such problems can also arise due to loss of any of the device drivers of the webcam or audio system. You could find these in the CD’s that you received along with the equipment or you could download it from the website of the company. Install theses drivers and restart the system.