Also, it could be these:1.
Your internet connection speed.2.
The frames per second that the camera operates.3.
It's constantly trying to access it's home site to check for updates, or whatever.
I have a Logitech QuickCam
, and I've uninstalled the software about a year ago because of these issues below.4.
The camera software would be so persistent as to contacting it's home site, although I specifically set it to never try to search for updates. It kept doing it regardless of what I tried.5.
Since I log everything I install on my computer, whenever I checked the logs of various programs
that I've installed, many of them showed that files were being installed/created in the C:\Programs Files\Logitech
folder. Many, many times my logs showed that. Programs that have nothing at all to do with the camera, but still being installed into the Logitech folder. And ultimately, it slowed down my computer, which made my video/audio out of sync.
I'm not saying that's your problem, but I would definitely check the logs of programs installed after the installation of the Logitech software, and use a tool to prevent it from trying to access the internet to check for updates or such. Even when I unplugged the camera from my computer, the software still kept trying to access the Internet.
But even if you have a fast enough computer, and enough R.A.M., if it only does (I believe around 30 tops, FPS), then you'll most likely experience that lag. And even if you don't think that's the problem, it could be that the network you're on is slow, or busy, or both.... and that goes for the other party too.
I have a digital camera that is also a web cam too, and it's much smoother than my Logitech, when it comes down to being on the Internet, and my video/audio is in sync.[Added info]
I forgot to mention that you should also make sure that the refresh rate
of your monitor is set correctly, and also,,,, there is a web site where you can test the Frames Per Second
of your camera. I don't know it right off hand, but there is a site to test it.
Edited by Walkman, 22 March 2007 - 11:39 AM.