View Full Version : Webcam for Skype / ichat for iBook G4

Nov 18, 2008, 10:37 AM
Hi Can anyone recommend a cheaper alternative to an Apple iSight for an old iBook g4?


Nov 18, 2008, 10:54 AM
Do you have an old DV cam lying around? Those work for iChat, not sure about skype though.

Nov 18, 2008, 10:59 AM
The couple of cheap Logitec and Trust ones I have tried on my iG4 Book never seem to work, it's like they can't get power from the USB ports.

I needed this (http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/) to get the drivers for the cams I tried and that seemed to work with Skype while they were externally powered (which is not much use with a notebook).

This (http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=69289) might help but it's the iBook G4 power issue that would concern me rather than the OS X compatibility.

Nov 18, 2008, 11:00 AM
My wife's Logitech 960-000254 QuickCam Vision Pro works great on hers. I highly recommend it.

Nov 18, 2008, 11:26 AM
Mmm.. thinking about it - I have an old 3ccd Panasonic DV cam kicking about - a bit on the big side but would be great quality!
Thanks - I wouldn't have thought about it otherwise. :)