Video Chat--what do I need?

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  1. savar macrumors 68000

    savar

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    Hey All--

    I'm looking to setup video chat between me and my girlfriend...she has a dell laptop I have a G4 desktop. Neither of us has a camera yet.

    Whats a good cam for her? Inexpensive, plug and play are requirements. Also should fit easily in a laptop bag, possibly clip onto the top of her display.

    Whats a good cam for me? I know iSight is real high quality and all, but I'm not sure I want to drop that much cash.

    And then, what software to use? If she has the most recent version of AIM, can I use iChat? Does AIM for OS X support video chat? (Doesn't seem to me like it does but maybe I'm missing it.)

    Thanks
     
  2. dadio2002 macrumors regular

    dadio2002

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  3. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

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    Im interested in finding the same out.
     
  4. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    k

    you need ichat av she needs aim and you both need camreas done
     
  5. MacTruck macrumors 65816

    MacTruck

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    Watch out for router problems. My brothers router config needed serious adjustments right out of the box to get ichat working.
     
  6. thrillz3 macrumors member

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    iChat needs a firewire camera to work, doesn't it?
     
  7. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    yes missed that u are right i just use my sony trv 33
     
  8. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Yahoo Instant Messenger Mac and PC versions will do video and text. No audio, but you can then both get any cheap USB cameras.
     

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