Mac to PC webcam compliant apps.

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  1. Fardogg macrumors newbie

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    Hey I'm trying to figure out what kind of apps I can use to have a webcam chat with someone on a PC while I'm on a mac, as well what kind of webcams would work best for each of us? Thanks
     
  2. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    Program would be iChat (Mac) to AIM (Windows). Keep in mind you should both have the latest version of each program. I'd also like to mention that Trillian (Windows) is a very nice looking app that I have gotten video chat to work with iChat. As far as cameras go, the iSight is terriffic. I'd reccomend a Logitech for your Windows machine. The iSight is not supported for Windows, but will work.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Mercury IM for your Mac. :)

    Don't know what to say about cameras though. I have a camera (a Samsung Trution) that may not work because it doesn't say Mac Compatible on it. I dunno. I even started a thread about it in Mac Peripherals.
     
  4. Likelife macrumors newbie

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    Are there Windows drivers for iSight? Or, does XP support it out of the box? I'm looking to get a webcam that will work on both my XP desktop and my future iBook/Powerbook (which I'm buying anydaynow). Would the iSight fit my purposes?
     
  5. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    Windows will utilize the iSight only for video, no audio. The video is also very poor quality on a windows machine from what I have experienced with my iSight.
     

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