MSN for Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Redbull, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Redbull macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking about subscribing for more alternative options of messenger etc...

    But, is it worth it? ($9 per month?) - I do use MSN frequently. Also, will I be able to use my iSight on MSN messenger if I subscribed?.

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    iSight, I believe that is a no for MSN messanger. I would get an AIM name, which you can use iChat and your iSight. Also, yahoo messanger can be setup to do a video chat, but one way, so the other person doesn't need to have a webcam. They can see you without you seeing them.
     
  3. rogerw macrumors 6502

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    isight on mess for mac, 'fraid not. i have a redundant isight and ichat is not v popular in uk. Anyway, who wants to see my ugly face.

    you can on AIM apparently (cross platform)
    unless im corrected by others
     
  4. Redbull thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bummer! - well I've just set up a AIM account now. But, who the hell has got a OS X with an iSight!?. All my friends and family are on Windows.

    I have a very good feeling like Rogerw said, it will be a b'tard to use in UK and it probably end up redundant too. Ah well, not a lot I can do. I don't think I'll bother with pay month MSN - just use MSN 4.0.

    Thanks
     
  5. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    What are you talking about, paying for msn? Am I missing something?
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    The iSight via iChat should work with your AIM connections.

    MSN Messenger is Free.

    Also, Yahoo Messenger, and AIM for Mac should support the iSight.

    TEG
     
  7. Redbull thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe you are only subscribing to the service. Msn messenger is the same for premium or the version I have. Since Msn messenger is a freeware, they won't charge you for a better version. Plus, if there was really one, i would have subscribed it myself already.
     
  10. MacNeXT macrumors 6502

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    That sounds like a sensible reason not to use a webcam.
     
  11. Redbull thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting slightly confused here too, so to clear this up - MSN messenger 4.0 is the latest download right?. The 4.0 one has a white background but the one above in my post link is blue? :confused:

    Could someone elaborate this offically or give me a direct link?
     
  12. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    The newest version is 4.01
     
  13. TEG macrumors 604

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    We are talking about two different pieces of software here.

    MSN: Internet Connection, Gateway, MSN Explorer Mac - $9/month

    MSN Messenger: Instant Messenger for Mac - Free

    MSN for Mac is a waste of money if you already have an internet connection. Stick with messenger and just make sure its up to date. Also look into Adium (http://www.adiumx.com) which has some interesting video capabilities built-in, and works with nearly every messaging service available.

    TEG
     
  14. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    AFAIK Adium does not have any video capabilities in it as of yet.
     
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  16. TEG macrumors 604

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    I could have sworn that Adium had video capability.

    At least AIM(Mac) and iChat Do.

    TEG
     
  17. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Not yet but it might come in future releases. It would be very much appreciated.
    Mercury supports video for msn if one needs it.
     
  18. JoeUK macrumors member

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    On the subject of IMs, is there something like Trillian for Mac os x, that can sign into multiple IM networks, e.g MSN, Yahoo, AIM, etc. ?
     
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  20. Redbull thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When it is available, will it support the iSight? - I assume not :rolleyes:

    If not, the only software that supports the iSight are Yahoo, AIM or iChat.
     
  21. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Why wouldn't it?
     
  22. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    Adium does not have any audio or video capabilities. But as far as normal chatting's concerned, it can't be beat (especially when you have accounts in AIM, MSN, Yahoo and ICQ).

    On a different note, according to AOL, their newly implemented video chat in AIM is compatible with iChat. A friend and I tried a voice chat (me using iChat and he using AIM on a PC) with no success, so I'm sure it's not very seamless.

    Give it a try though! Let me know how it works. We probably had Firewall/ router issues.

    Oh, and have you looked at skype? (www.skype.com). It's just audio, but it's free and it works!
     
  23. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    www.adiumx.com

    It's the best.
     
  24. JoeUK macrumors member

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    Cheers, looks really nice. Especially the ducks.
     
  25. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    No video yet - but Skype is good. I use it to talk internationally on dial-up and it works well.
     

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