Help needed- Newbie question (webcam)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Peter Griffin, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Peter Griffin macrumors regular

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    I'm on the verge of getting an iBook. The only thing holding me back is the ability to use my webcam with PC users. Is this possible? I use MSN messenger and currently the mac version does not provide for webcam capabilities. What other options should I consider? This is a really important factor in my decision becuse I need to communicate with people overseas and they all use PCs. Thansk for the help
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunatly the first thing you'll have to worry about is whether your cam will actually work. You might have to get a new webcam which is compatible with macs. I have two USB ones and neither is compatible.

    As for compatible chat programs. You don't need to use msn for cam, you can use other programs which will also have a pc version. I don't know any off hand but i'm sure there are a few people on the forum who have more knowledge than me.

    Just found this on google
     
  3. jkeithh macrumors regular

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    The main program I have used that seems to work between PCs and Macs is Yahoo Messenger.
     
  4. Peter Griffin thread starter macrumors regular

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