USB Camera for Powerbook IChat

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Danzsupreme, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Danzsupreme macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2005
    I know there is some software that lets u bypass the firewire requiremtn.

    I got one a while back that iddnt work, where can i get some software that will allow me to use it. I need the tried and true. I hate getting my hopes up and downloading stuff just to get it not to work :confused:
  2. wrxguy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2005
    Deepest Regions of Hell
    there is software called "iChatUSB" and im not sure where the site it but google it and you should find it...but that should do it, the only downside is that is costs $10
  3. Danzsupreme thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2005

    I tried it and it didnt work. I have a Sony Digital camera and it doesn't read it. Any other suggestions???
  4. paperinacup macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    Umm you can't use a digital camera with iChat? This makes no sense :confused: ....................
  5. moonislune macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2005
    Sure you can...

    I've used a digital camera that supported the webcam function with ichatusb, and it makes sense from a cost perspective.
  6. moonislune macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2005
    My sony didn't work either

    Just a note, some cameras will work some wont. I'd definitely check out ichatusb. It has a free trial, so you dont have to buy if it doesnt work.
  7. Danzsupreme thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2005

    Yes but i want it to work so bad :eek: There has to be someway to make it work and my digital camera has an mpeg record function.

    Help i paid $300 bucks for this camrea i doont want to have to spend on isight
  8. moonislune macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2005
    Have you looked at this?

    You might also try the free osx usb webcam driver. There is a list of supported cams hereclick here

    Hope this helps. Worse comes to worse, you can probably get into a cheap usb cam for about 20-30 $$.
  9. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
    Unless your camera supports using it as a webcam it won't work.
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    So you're trying to get a regular digital camera to work for webchat?

    Just get a Macally IceCam. They're cheap (in the US :rolleyes: ) and they work well. You'd still need iChatUSB, but I know that iChatUSB works for sure with the IceCam, as that's what it says on the IceCam box. ;)

    I don't use AIM or iChat though, and I use aMSN and my IceCam works out of the box. :)
  11. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    An awesome place
    Are you saying that aMSN does video on the Mac?:eek: I went to the website and found no reference to that.

    Thank you.

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