iSight to work with Windows ever?

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  1. shrhaider macrumors member

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    I'm getting ready to make the switch, buying a Macbook, and I just realized from someone's post that the built-in iSight doesn't work in Windows. Will it work when Leopard is released and BootCamp is no longer in beta? This is so lame, I was really looking forward to using it to talk to my parents on Skype, but they don't have a Mac.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    You can still use skype to talk. I didnt know skype had video support. I am probably wrong
     
  3. Balli macrumors 6502

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    No one on these forums knows the answer, but I'm sure Apple are working hard to get it working because:

    1. It's a popular requested feature by users.

    2. Boot Camp is still in it's Beta stages, so Apple are still working on improvements.

    3. Leopards version of Boot Camp, which is built into the Operating System should probably have more features / support that the current Boot Camp.

    4. I don't see it being too difficult to implement, as there are a lot of computers out there with built-in webcams, like the Sony Vaio series, etc. That work perfectly with Windows.

    Maybe Apple or a 3rd party will just have to write a plugin that you install to get it working.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Skype for Windows now has video support, but the Mac version doesn't support this yet (as of press time).
     
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    That would be a great commerical.

    Mac: Hello, I am a Mac.
    PC: I am a PC.
    ....


    If Apple produces a iSight compatible phone and also releases a Windows version of iChat then iChat will become more popular.
     
  6. Balli macrumors 6502

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    That might not be entirely accurate, because at least here in Europe, Microsoft's Instant Messenger network accounts for around 85% of instant chat on computers... no one hardly uses the iChat / AOL network here.
     
  7. Mord macrumors G4

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    apple needs to make it easier to get msn working over ichat, it's a pain in the ass via jabber.
     
  8. lexus macrumors 68000

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    I never understood why MSN?
     
  9. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I wish iChat supported Microsoft's network natively instead of supporting AOL. I prefer Microsoft over AOL and many people I know also prefer them in the U.S. also. AOL is too U.S. centric at least by the name.
     
  10. Mord macrumors G4

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    what the hell, msn sucks it's an ad covered slow ass unreliable POS, sure the offical AIM client sucks use GAIM and it's great.
     
  11. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    Not once you remove the ads.

    This defeats the purpose of the discussions in this thread. The whole point is being able to use the webcam. Gaim does not support video.

    On an overall note though, Adium is far better than the Microsoft MSN client and iChat, shame it doesn't do video.
     
  12. Chimera macrumors 6502

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    I think AOL's lack of penetration outside of America is show by the fact that they are selling their UK arm to Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB, so there may no longer be any AOL this side of the ocean to speak of.
     
  13. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    AOL is most used (if not only) in the States, everywhere else people use MSN (unfortunately).
     

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