Webcam for Skype / ichat for iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Craigy, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi Can anyone recommend a cheaper alternative to an Apple iSight for an old iBook g4?

    Thanks
     
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    briansolomon

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    Do you have an old DV cam lying around? Those work for iChat, not sure about skype though.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    The couple of cheap Logitec and Trust ones I have tried on my iG4 Book never seem to work, it's like they can't get power from the USB ports.

    I needed this to get the drivers for the cams I tried and that seemed to work with Skype while they were externally powered (which is not much use with a notebook).

    This might help but it's the iBook G4 power issue that would concern me rather than the OS X compatibility.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    My wife's Logitech 960-000254 QuickCam Vision Pro works great on hers. I highly recommend it.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mmm.. thinking about it - I have an old 3ccd Panasonic DV cam kicking about - a bit on the big side but would be great quality!
    Thanks - I wouldn't have thought about it otherwise. :)
     

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