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Q: Video phone call in WindowsXP and image size ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Video phone call in WindowsXP and image size
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: aaz-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 16 Jun 2003 18:59 PDT
Expires: 16 Jul 2003 18:59 PDT
Question ID: 218164
I have WindowsXP, MSN Messenger, a hotmail account and NetMeeting on
my desktop.
I used to make video phone calls using Net Meeting when I had
Windows98. In Net Meeting I could enlarge the size of the video image
of the other party.

I am unable to use NetMeeting in WindowsXP though I have located it
and put it on my desktop. Now I make video phone calls using MSN
Messenger in WindowsXP but the video image on the right top corner is
small and I don’t know how to enlarge it.

Pl tell me a way to enlarge the video image in MSN Messenger window or
how to use Net Meeting in WindowsXP.
No theory or history please, just the practical advice. The aim is to
make a video phone call in an easy way and enlarge the video image
Subject: Re: Video phone call in WindowsXP and image size
Answered By: errol-ga on 17 Jun 2003 09:12 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there, Aaz!

There is a new version of the free MSN software, called MSN Messenger
This version allows you to resize the video to small, medium and large
(large is around 200x200 in size).

I am running the beta version of this software and it has not yet been
released to the general public although it is expected to be within
two weeks.
A few websites may have it for download at the moment but it would be
unethical for me to give you any links.

MSN 6 includes some excellent features which make NetMeeting redundant
such as video conferencing, audio conferencing and games.
For more on MSN 6, see this article by

I have tested and confirmed the functionality of the video
conferencing and you can even run Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger
at the same time.

I hope this helps!
Kind regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by aaz-ga on 17 Jun 2003 18:49 PDT
To: errol-ga
I know that MSN 6 is on the way.
Are you saying I cannot enlarge the image in MSN 5 (and cannot use
NetMeeting in WindowsXP)? (I am a home user and have a stand-alone PC.
So I guess Windows Messenger is not relevant to me.) Regards

Clarification of Answer by errol-ga on 18 Jun 2003 07:32 PDT

No, you cannot change the video size in MSN 4 or 5 but I'e done some
further testing with version 6 and it looks like it makes Netmeeting
All of Netmeeting's features such as Whiteboard and video conferencing
are now built into MSN 6 and the video size on the large setting may
actually be more than 300x300 pixels but it's hard to tell because I
run a very high screen resolution.

You could use Netmeeting on both computers if you wanted to but there
is not really any reason to now.

Just for the record, Windows Messenger is the built-in Windows XP
version of MSN Messenger and are basically the same program (although
they are stored in different locations which enables you to run both
on an XP machine).
You cannot run Windows Messenger on Windows 9x, NT or 2000.

I hope this helps,

Clarification of Answer by errol-ga on 18 Jun 2003 09:05 PDT
Just a further note, version 6 should be released in about 2 hours time:

aaz-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Very responsive.

Subject: Re: Video phone call in WindowsXP and image size
From: ilovereality-ga on 17 Jun 2003 08:40 PDT
Not an answer but maybe if you look around here you might find what
you need.

A couple of links:

and this newsgroup has lots of folks willing to help:

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