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Thread subject: Web Cam - Real Player
Name Date Message
Anne 06/22/05 05:30 pm This web cam gives me pictures of the osprey nest in black and white - although I can see greenery on the ground around the nest. Yet when I go on other web sites such as the Maine loon cam I get everything in full colour. Am I doing something wrong? I would love to see the ospreys colours.
Marie 06/22/05 05:33 pm I know what you mean Anne, I seem to see only the green too in the background, but at sunrise and close to sunset I do see the lovely rich browns and órange crown/nape feathers of the chicks. Interesting why at those times do I have colour.
Anne 06/22/05 05:54 pm Now you come to mention it - I did see Betty's brown feathers at sunrise one morning. I wondered if you had to pay for the real player download to get better pictures. Other viewers talk about red fish etc, but I can never see that.
Pam 06/22/05 06:09 pm Anne - if you have downloaded the free Realplayer from their website, this should be quite OK to get good pics - click on the embedded picture on the Osprey Cam page and open it in Realplayer (floating screen). You can then adjust the colour and contrast by clicking on >> (top right of player) then tools, video controls. Most of the time the nest and birds (like right now) look almost black/white even though the grass is bright green in the sunlight but you really should be able to see the red fish when they are delivered.
Tiger 06/22/05 07:26 pm Anne it almost certainly a RAM problem. If you do not have enough RAM in your computer pictures are sometimes in black and white rather than colour.
Tiger 06/22/05 07:30 pm Another possibility is the speed of your connection. At full speed the webcam is 225 Kbits/sec. Now you need a Internet connection of at least 225 KB/sec in order to see the picture at its best.
Anne 06/23/05 05:22 am Thanks for all your advice. We are on Broadband so it must be my computer.
Tiger 06/23/05 02:39 pm Do you know how much RAm you got??
Anne 06/23/05 05:08 pm Er - no. I t is a laptop and 125 seems to ring a bell, but I cant be sure.
Tiger 06/23/05 06:54 pm If you go:

start
all programs
accessories
system tools
systems information

you should then be able to find out how much RAM you have and how much of it is free.

I am assuming that you are using Windows XP

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