How to Zoom

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How to Zoom
« on: January 15, 2021, 15:37 »
I want to talk to some friends via Zoom but my pc doesn't have either a mike or a camera. What's the easiest way to do it and what kit would you recommend.
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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 15:47 »
Great minds think alike, GG.  I had been looking at how to "Zoom" before I logged on the the site.  I'm still no wiser, but I'll have to get one of our sons to explain it and possibly set it up.  I know on my old computer, when doing my language courses, I could get a mike and headphone set that plugged in using one of those little flat ports in the computer, but I don't know if or how you could arrange a camera.  I'm sure someone on here will have the answer though.

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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 20:35 »
Assuming you are using Windows 10. This is what I have it comes with a built in microphone it's plug and pray.

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Look at the youtube movies on how to use Zoom
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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 14:08 »
I've just found this on Amadzoing which has good reviews, a reasonable price, plus my speakers are Logitech and are very good.
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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 16:15 »
Have to got an ipad you can do it on there as well.    I hope you can get it sorted.  I do lots of Zoom, especially with u3a, I am on lots of Courses,  (so much still to learn),  apart from all the chatter.   Good luck,  Mrs B
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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2021, 14:26 »
No, I've not got a mobile phone as such, just a very basic one for emergencies only.

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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 14:30 »
I haven't got a modern mobile,  I carry it, like you, for emergencies only.    When I went for my Click and Collect yesterday, it said to ring ........ and say what bay I was parked in.    They should not assume we all have these monsters.  I just called across to the man.   It worked    :lol:   But I hope you get sorted.  Mrs B

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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 18:53 »
Hello my new laptop has a camera and built in microphone it also has a touch screen facility,havent worked that one out yet thinking of trying zoom but dont like the price that's charged to use it,can it be used for half an hour then turned on again and used in half hour stints to stop being  charged   jezza

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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 15:28 »
I thought I saw that the basic Zoom was free but will have to check that.

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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2021, 16:41 »
Itís 40 minutes for free, but you can pay for extra, or pay a yearly fee of just under £120 plus vat I think it was
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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2021, 18:59 »
Itís 40 minutes for free, but you can pay for extra, or pay a yearly fee of just under £120 plus vat I think it was
Doesn't it depend on the number of people using it?????? Plotfather and I Zoom his brother and partner (total of 2 devices)and sometimes we go well over an hour. No charges.

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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2021, 20:05 »
Yes, I believe the 40 minute limit applies to 3 or more devices logged in
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Re: How to Zoom
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2021, 09:43 »
I didnít know that  :D I do at least 2 a week but Iím not the host & there are always more than 2 devices



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