Will iSIGHT camera in MBP work with MSN?

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  1. Garden Knowm macrumors 6502

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    Will iSIGHT camera in MBP work with MSN? or AOL or any other instant messanger services?

    How about in XP mode?

    cheers
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It'll work just fine in iChat, Skype, and Yahoo! Messanger. Mecury and aMSN might work but I haven't been able to get it to work right with Windows people.

    The iSight will work just fine in Windows XP. I've tested it in all three "major" chat clients.
     
  3. Chone macrumors 65816

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    iSight and mic works just fine in Windows Live Messenger and Skype under WinXP, like almost zero configuration required, I don't know about the other chat clients.
     
  4. MSD401 macrumors 6502

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    i assume it will work with ichat(aim) to a none mac user?......... soon to have my first mac-prience
     
  5. Garden Knowm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am sooooo looking forward to isighting ... : )
     
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    Doesn't look like at the moment I have any hope of directly talking on webcam with a PC user on MSN :(
     
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    Probably not. I haven't used Parallels yet, but programs like VMWare and Virtual PC emulate hardware. Basically, the Virtual Machine can't see the physical hardware.
     
  10. meepm00pmeep macrumors 6502

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    who knows, maybe microsoft will come around to adding video chat on the next installment of Microsoft Messenger for OSX... let's hope so
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I really hope so too! I want to chat via webcam to my PC buddies :(
     
  12. chaslam macrumors regular

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    Doesnt look like it will be anytime soon. They have only just updated it to 6.01.

    This is the only thing I dont like about OSX is the MSN. Really is crap when compared to XP. I mean windows gets games, nudging, voice chat, video chat everything. What do we get? OOHH itunes integration how fun!!! Really wished MS would try a little harder. I mean imagine if Apple just stopped updating itunes for windows and made loads of extra features for the OSX version. There woul be uproar!

    I think as more people switch to macs, MS will be forced to do something about it. Just makes me annoyed that apple try really hard to please the PC audience with itunes etc, and then MS just shove some 3 year old program on us mac users and forget about us. I mean come on. What MSN are windows users on now? Windows Live messenger 10 or something?!? Macs have just reached 6!!
     
  13. partyfred macrumors newbie

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    Re: Will iSIGHT camera in MBP work with MSN?

    I am using aMSN with my Macbook for over 5 months and it's working good! Isight is fully compatible with aMSN so you can send and receive Webcam video. My only complain is that audio doesn't work for know. It's supposed to be available soon with the new version...

    I hope so
     
  14. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    what version of aMSN are you using? i can't get mine working.
     
  15. Garden Knowm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://cmq.qc.ca/4w/amsn/

    check this link...

    Here is a picture I took with isight on my new C2D...... of the campus at UC Berkeley.. just minutes AGO...

    iloveyou
     

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  16. Sam* macrumors regular

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    amsn 0.96

    webcam works fine with windows people:)
     
  17. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    it was extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemely slow with my built in iSight on the iMac.
     
  18. partyfred macrumors newbie

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    I have the last version (0.96) and it works juste fine with isight. If you are using a wireless router, you need to configure the port access. It is pretty easy to do.

    You find all the info here: http://www.amsn-project.net/
     
  19. chaslam macrumors regular

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    Yeah ive used amsn before but dont really use it very often. It really bugs me when someone comes online and the little thing in the corner pops up to tell you, and its behind the windows! Thats such a stupid thing it basically makes the pop up window pointless, if you cant see it. If they can automatically get the pop up window to the front of the windows when someone comes online, I will use it, as at the moment I am having to use expose everytime I hear someone comw online with amsn.
     
  20. Garden Knowm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MY aMSN is awesome... no problems. and my PC friends say that I LOOK GREAT.. LOL.....
     
  21. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    Does the iSight shoot video or only pictures?
     
  22. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Video and Picture.

    Also, I haven't been able to test it since I upgraded to 0.96, but in 0.95, I couldn't get no audio. Is that integrated in 0.96, or will I have to boot into Windows?:(
     
  23. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    The last time I tried aMSN or Mercury....I looked like a smurf...for some reason both were tinting the picture blue....
     
  24. Garden Knowm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sounds like moldy cheese
     
  25. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    So they can't see you then?

    :D :eek: :D
     

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