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Active X & DirectX

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chrishart3, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. chrishart3

    chrishart3 Thread Starter

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    My webcam produces very jerky time lagged video when using Skype. I read somewhere that the Active X or Direct X may need to be updated to Version 9 to improve matters. (What is the difference between the two?) :confused: A conversation with video on is as good as impossible at present. I believe this has something to do with bandwidth. Would updated Active X or Direct X solve the problem? How could I obtain the most up to date Active X or Direct X and install whichever is required?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    DirectX is what is related to cams and video. It wouldn't help bandwaidth in any way--you'd just need a faster internet connection.

    But updating may help resolve some problems. If you use the web installer here, it will download and install only those parts that you are missing.
     
  3. chrishart3

    chrishart3 Thread Starter

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    Many thanks. I've downloaded and installed the WGA Plugin.
     
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    Good. Now get DirectX.
     
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