there any way that the chathost can see me while I watch
you do not need a webcam to spend time with an iFriends Video
Chathost or to enter any iFriends video chatroom, the answer
is YES -- there is a way for the chathost to see you while
you are in that host's chatroom. Here's how it works:
must already be present in the chathost's FREE live
video chat room.
must have a FREE MEMBERSHIP.
must check with the ChatHost and find out if they are interested,
and, if they are, whether they've set up their session
to use the new Flash-based Cam2Cam or the "old-style" iFCam-based
will be using Flash, which is great news for you,
because odds are you already have the Macromedia
Flash plug-in you'll need installed.
the ChatHost tells you you'll need to use the older
iFCam-based option, you'll need to download, install,
and run the iFriends
ifCam Software. (Yes, this is the same software
that chathosts use!). If everything is working right,
you should be able to see your own webcam image in
the ifCam application, at the same time that you
are conversing with the chathost. (If you cannot
see your own image in your ifCam window, please check
your webcam documentation or contact your webcam
hardware/software vendor.) With the iFCam option,
for the chathost to be able to see your live webcam,
you must not be behind a firewall or proxy server
(if issues, check with your ISP). To see you, the
chathost must click their "Other Options" link under
their webcam window, and needs to know both your
screenname and your "port number" ... the default
is 8080. (We recommend not to change that setting
unless advised to by your ISP).
the above conditions are met, that chathost may, if
he or she desires, see your webcam image while you interact
live in the fee-based video chatroom. The chathost is under
no obligation to watch you, however, so remember to say "Please"!