Webcam issues with Yahoo!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by answer348, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. answer348 macrumors member

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    I'm trying to webcam chat with my girlfriend via Yahoo! messenger, and we can't get more than about 0.8 frames per second. What could be causing this slow-down?

    We are both using the logitech quickcam zoom, mine on Mac and hers on PC.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

    jared_kipe

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    I used to use yahoo for video and got the same thing. Its because the mac version of yahoo (last time I checked) does not support the SUPER video thing yahoo talks about. Use AIM.
     
  3. answer348 thread starter macrumors member

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    I would use iChat, but even with the iChatUSBcam demo program, iChat will not recognize my camera. Maybe I should just find the cheapest firewire camera I can.
     
  4. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually pretty sure that Mac Yahoo does support the Super webcam thing on Yahoo. But even with the Super webcam, that sounds about right. (Regular webcam mode maybe 1 frame every 2 seconds. Super webcam mode 1 frame every second with slightly higher resolution). It's just yahoo sucks when it comes to webcams, that's all.
     
  5. answer348 thread starter macrumors member

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    If Yahoo is so bad, then is there any other program I can use to webcam chat with someone on a PC if I have a Mac?
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    You're not the only one with video problems. I can't get iChat to work even between me and another mac user on iChat. =\
     

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