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Title: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: igetcha on April 15, 2011, 08:45:45 PM
Handy Tip: For the best experience in the chat room, please use a headset.........even a cheap headset from the Pound Shop will work great! :D



hi all,

here is a detailed user guide on how to use the video chat room...........hopefully it will be easy to follow :D



1. To enter the chat you 1st need to be logged into the forum. Once you are logged in, click the button called "Community Chat"


(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat1.jpg)



2. You will then be presented with this screen which is your "Room List" screen.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat2.jpg)



On the left hand side of this screen you will see 3 tabs. The middle tab shows you a list of all the people who are currently online in the chat area

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat3.jpg)


And the bottom tab is the settings screen

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat4.jpg)



IMPORTANT!!

3. If you are using the chat room for the 1st time, then BEFORE you enter any of the chat rooms its very important to set up your microphone and camera 1st........so go ahead and click on the bottom tab to enter the settings area

This will then give you 3 tabs along the top of the screen. The 1st tab is called "General" and from here you can adjust things like the sound notifications and change the skin of the chat room

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat5.jpg)


The second tab is called "Fonts and Styles" and from here you can adjust the font style and size etc

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat6.jpg)


And the third tab (most important one!!) is called "A / V Settings" and from here you can set up your microphone and camera


4. So begin by clicking "Enable A / V"

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat7-1.jpg)



It will then ask you permission to enable your camera and microphone.........click "Allow"

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat8.jpg)



You will then hopefully see a box showing your live video feed with a smaller box underneath that is showing your microphone level.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat9.jpg)



If one (or both) do not appear.......DONT PANIC!!

To correct this, 1st click on the "Select Camera" options to reveal a drop down list...........then choose your camera

Next, click on the "Select Microphone" options to reveal a drop down list...........then choose your microphone

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat10.jpg)



You are almost ready to enter the chat room!! :D       But not just yet!  :'(



In order to make your time in chat enjoyable for yourself and others then there is one more small thing you need to do.


5. Click on the "Advanced" button and you will then be presented with this screen. Along the bottom row you will see a set of small icons..........press the icon that resembles a microphone

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat11.jpg)



Now you will see a slider which you can use to adjust the output volume of your microphone.........set it to just over half way which should be enough for you to be heard clearly without any distortion. If whilst in the chat room people say you sound very quiet then you can easily come back to this screen and increase the slider

You will also see a small check box called "Reduce Echo"........please make sure that it has a tick in it! ;)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat12.jpg)



Once you have adjusted your volume and ensured the "Reduce Echo" option has been ticked.........press the "Close" button


Set up over.......Phew! :D


Thats it! You are now all set up to enter one of the chat rooms, and as long as the above has been followed correctly you should have a trouble free and enjoyable experience! ;)




So now you have set up your camera and microphone, lets enter a chat room and start chatting!



6. Go back to the "Room List" screen and then select a room to enter by clicking on it

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat13.jpg)



7. Once in the room you will then need to do a few simple things in order to be able to see and hear the other people

along the right hand side of the screen you will see a list of the people who are in the room. Next to their names you will see a small icon that resembles either a webcam or a microphone:-

Webcam = The person has an enabled webcam and microphone

Microphone = The person does not have a webcam but does have an enabled microphone (so you can hear them, but wont be able to see them)

On rare occasions the person may not have any icon next to their name........this means they dont have an enabled webcam or a microphone and are communicating solely via text instead

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat14.jpg)

(An eye icon next to a persons name means that they are watching you on your webcam)




8. If you want to see and hear a person then you will need to click on their webcam icon (or microphone icon if they are not using a webcam)

so choose who you want to see and hear by pressing the icon for EACH person


As you click on a persons webcam a box will appear at the top of the screen showing their live video feed......you will also then start to hear the person too!

(its good etiquette to click on all the people who have a webcam / microphone enabled.........they may get upset if you dont as it comes across that you are ignoring that person, lol)

The other people in the room will then click on your webcam and they too will then be able to see and hear you! :D

(imagine its like a telephone call.........it takes both people in the conversation to pick up the phone! this is why people need to click on each others webcam icons)


IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!

DO NOT CLICK ON YOUR OWN WEBCAM ICON!!!!!!!!!!

If you click on your own webcam icon then it will cause severe feedback! The only people who should appear at the top of the screen are the other people you are chatting to..........you will be able to see your own webcam as it will automatically appear in the bottom right hand corner of the screen

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w178/igetcha/chat15.jpg)


And that is it! You are good to go!! :D


You will only need to do the camera and microphone set up the 1st time you use the chat room as it will save your settings (hopefully!). The next time you visit the chat you should be able to jump right into a room and start chatting!



Cheers

scott
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: GiO on May 05, 2011, 03:46:18 PM
I love the way this chat room is desined REALY profeshional you guys can check my chat room GiO's RooM its mostly on at night + if you r gamers of LoL HoN DotA WC3 SC2 and other games feel free to play with us :)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Rybes on November 03, 2011, 10:30:35 PM
just been in and said hello. was good to put some faces to names. was good speakin to ya all. ill be back soon with me tornado and lots of questions :D
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: SpookyMunky on November 17, 2011, 11:58:22 PM
is this running justnow ?.. sorry newb question yet again hehe.. seems alot of steps to go through to chat ? .. definately intruigued though
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: ukric on November 18, 2011, 12:27:45 AM
We're all in chat at the moment, well, quite a few of us. It's nowhere near as complicated as it sounds.
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: smokeyrose on March 10, 2012, 12:33:38 AM
COR BLIMEY SCOTT  :o I've only just got my head round cartomizers !!!
Lovin' all the help anyways.  ;D
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: igetcha on March 10, 2012, 12:47:05 AM
come in mate, we are all in here and you can have a chat with Fiona! :D
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on March 10, 2012, 12:49:59 AM
:)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: smokeyrose on March 10, 2012, 01:23:41 AM
Thanx for invite, but ain't got a camera. Like I say, enough techno in my life for the mo! ::)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: igetcha on March 10, 2012, 01:39:41 AM
you don't need a camera.......you can watch and listen and converse via text input ;
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: smokeyrose on March 10, 2012, 04:16:25 PM
Hi again, not ignoring you! just been elsewhere. May try at some point, if my already scrambled brain can assimilate your instructions, takes me a while !! Already spending too much time on this site ....  ;D
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on March 10, 2012, 04:41:25 PM
We go  in the chat room about 9.30pm onwards...sometimes earlier.  ;D
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: DirkDampf on March 11, 2012, 08:01:19 AM
Have seen you all in the chat last night and been able to speak to you was a great experience. Shure I'll come back soon.

Dirk
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fynger on September 23, 2012, 10:13:26 AM
Or like me you can fire yer camera up so folk can see you typing ......DOH.....lol
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on September 23, 2012, 01:18:04 PM
Its a pleasure to see you Fynger  ;D
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: valleys vaper on October 06, 2012, 11:08:59 AM
does any1 use chat during the day? weekend day time?
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Cerberus on October 06, 2012, 12:14:29 PM
From time to time i pop on and so does sushi. But as a rule nope not really buddy
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on October 06, 2012, 05:06:10 PM
Nope, mostly around 9pm onwards.
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: TheFuriousFury79 on February 10, 2013, 03:00:17 AM
i seem to be having issues these days, any more than 4 video windows and the sound goes screwy. Also it seems to reset itself. but im thinking its more my own machine than the chat itself.
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: itsmeitis on February 10, 2013, 03:01:09 AM
have you done flash updates ?
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: TheFuriousFury79 on February 10, 2013, 04:54:02 AM
yeah all fresh in bud... think my machine has had it to be fair
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Grove on February 14, 2013, 09:51:08 PM
think chat broke

Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on February 14, 2013, 10:00:19 PM
Thanks grove...I've told Scott........  ;D
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Wolfkitch on February 14, 2013, 10:05:44 PM
same here chat go boom  :o
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: itsmeitis on February 14, 2013, 10:07:36 PM
was fine before ... i dont know, i leave you guys alone for just a few minutes ::) ... :P
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on February 14, 2013, 10:09:54 PM
Wolfie, you broken the chat room?  :P
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: itsmeitis on February 14, 2013, 10:10:53 PM
doubtful as he weren't there
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on February 14, 2013, 10:12:35 PM
You been wearing it out Ged?  ;D

Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Wolfkitch on February 14, 2013, 10:27:52 PM
blame me :( i allways get the blame  :'(
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on February 14, 2013, 10:28:58 PM
Sorry Wolfie...I'm only kidding  :-*
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: itsmeitis on February 14, 2013, 10:38:39 PM
back on now ... but ... will it remain :-\
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: kondor101 on February 20, 2013, 08:42:46 AM
A very short video explaining what to do when people in the room say "click on the cams" because it can be confusing to new folks.

Notice I do not click on my own cam...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVtoNOA0n6U# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVtoNOA0n6U#)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: justin case on February 20, 2013, 09:29:46 AM
lol the usual bunch of donkey boys sitting there burning the midnight oil.....ha ha.
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Grove on February 20, 2013, 10:58:49 AM
we had to be in there for the video to be made in the first place, this is our excuse and we are all sticking to it.
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: stevemontuno on February 20, 2013, 12:49:55 PM
lol the usual bunch of donkey boys sitting there burning the midnight oil.....ha ha.

as far as i know,,im the only one there thats hung like a donkey ,,,,, ;)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Cerberus on February 20, 2013, 01:05:20 PM
Thats right cos i was not there :)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: funkybunch on February 20, 2013, 01:05:58 PM
lol the usual bunch of donkey boys sitting there burning the midnight oil.....ha ha.

as far as i know,,im the only one there thats hung like a donkey ,,,,, ;)



Does that mean we have to call you Eeyore now ;)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: stevemontuno on February 20, 2013, 01:48:57 PM
lol the usual bunch of donkey boys sitting there burning the midnight oil.....ha ha.

as far as i know,,im the only one there thats hung like a donkey ,,,,, ;)



Does that mean we have to call you Eeyore now ;)
kingdong will do :P ,,,,,,,,,,,or Chopper :)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Grove on February 20, 2013, 02:17:30 PM
i bet even that's got decorative grooves in it too lol
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: stevemontuno on February 20, 2013, 02:23:44 PM
i bet even that's got decorative grooves in it too lol

you'll never know mate  :P
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: justin case on February 20, 2013, 02:28:25 PM
put some knurling round it steve...stop it slipping out your hand when you shake the drips off...lol
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Grove on February 20, 2013, 02:39:23 PM
i bet even that's got decorative grooves in it too lol

you'll never know mate  :P

and none of us ever want to know either lol
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Wayne on February 20, 2013, 03:16:49 PM
Thats right cos i was not there :)

lol the usual bunch of donkey boys sitting there burning the midnight oil.....ha ha.

as far as i know,,im the only one there thats hung like a donkey ,,,,, ;)


I have a tape measure.  Bagsy being the judge :P
Title: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: ukric on February 20, 2013, 04:16:58 PM
Wanna borrow the callipers Wayne? More accurate over small lengths ;)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Fiona on February 20, 2013, 04:31:56 PM
Dont forget the girth  :P
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: stevemontuno on February 20, 2013, 04:46:46 PM
erm ,,,,,,,you'll just have to take my word for it ,, lol ;)
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Dingbatt on February 17, 2014, 09:52:23 PM
is the community chat room down, been unable to access it for a few days now =/ ....I just get the loading screen..
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: itsmeitis on February 17, 2014, 10:03:53 PM
HEADS UP - Chat is down currently - if past incidences are anything to go by, then it may well be down for a while, potentially counted in days. :(

posting this info for those relevantly new to the ECR chatroom, to reassure that it is a rare anomaly and one which effects everyone.

so if any newer chat attendees perhaps worried, you're not banned nor excluded, just equal victim of how technology has its imperfections ;D
Title: Re: Video Chat Room - User Guide
Post by: Daddy Cool on February 18, 2014, 12:51:31 AM
Must have been my ugly mug on there the other night !!!  :o