Built-in iSight question

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  1. jamescwarren macrumors 6502

    jamescwarren

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    I have got a 2 GHz 1 GB RAM 120 GB HD and was wondering a few things about the new built-in iSight. Can I use it with Mercury Messenger, aMSN and iStopMotion? Also, has anyone made a hack or script or anything like that or know of one so I can use the built-in iSight with MSN Messenger in Parallels. That's all I would use Windows for. And also, does the built in mic pick up in Parallels? Thanks.
     
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    Do you reckon it will work with Adium when the much awaited A/V version comes out?
     
  5. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I don't see why not...if it doesn't that's pretty dumb!
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. Apple have not written Windows drivers and the specs are closed and tightly controlled so you are not likely to see open-source drivers any time soon.
     
  7. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Fingers crossed then! But as to when such a version of Adium may appear... :rolleyes:
     
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    Now I wonder if the next version of Adium when it finally supports video, would it work with the external iSight? I've been tempted to buy one...
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, don't hold your breath on this.... :( Someone claimed that Google's Summer of Code program would be supporting GAIM webcam this year, but if you look at all the past projects like gaim-vv, they seem to be in disarray. And when I google for discussions of GAIM webcam development, I see little dated past October/November of last year....

    It's in Google's personal interest to at least help GAIM develop voice/video for GTalk, so that GTalk users on non-Windows platforms can use this feature. But yeah. I think this is a ways off.

    Maybe push for Trillian to get ported to OS X instead? :eek: (Of course, considering a discussion thread on this topic has been running on Trillian's forum for four years with little in the way of interest suggests that this is yet again a reason to hold one's breath... :eek: )

    Ahhh, yep, guess we're back to hoping someone can make the iSight work in Parallels or BootCamp?
     
  11. backupdrummer macrumors regular

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    Don't forget Skype for mac. They have stated that the video version of thier clinet will be available by the end of June I think. They just pulled out the universal binary version of the non video client and god willing will have the video version out soon.

    http://share.skype.com/sites/mac/
     

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