Are there any IM programs that support web cam

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  1. Blarg macrumors newbie

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    I have been looking for a program that supports web cam on a 10.4.11. I'm willing to try pretty much any program.
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    iChat?

    It's video chatting is superior to any other program I've used. It's elegant and dead simple. Best of all, it works perfectly.
     
  3. Blarg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry, I should have been more specific. I meant for use with a hotmail or Gmail account. If iChat does support these, what version.
     
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    Ahhh, that makes more sense; I didn't think you could be that ignorant. Not aware of any, sorry.
     
  5. Blarg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Amsn was my first instinct, and I have ver .96 and .97.2 Both have their issues. .96 won't sign in and .97.2 alternates saying "Connecting to switch board" and "requesting chat" when ever I try to talk to anyone.

    Thank you. I will try Mercury.
     
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    Not sure if it works on Tiger but Gtalk inside of Gmail now supports video chatting if you install some software. It's pretty easy.
     
  7. BarryW macrumors member

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    It works well
     
  8. Blarg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, didn't know that. what would I have to install?
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You could also try Skype. It has the best sound quality of any messenger I've tried.

    (But it won't work with Hotmail or Gmail, only with other Skype users. Sorry, should've mentioned.)
     
  10. dallenmarket macrumors newbie

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    webcam/IM

    I use my iSight on Yahoo's IM with no problems from my PB and G5, both running 10.4.11. Just make sure you have the latest YIM software. (free) It also works fine on iVisit (you'll have to google for the free download)
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They don't have a Mac version of the Google Talk client, only Windows.
     
  12. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    That is correct, however when you sign in to your gmail account and then use chat from within that, you can use video chat.
     
  13. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    On a mac running OSX?
     
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  15. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, just log in to your gmail account on a web browser, then go to settings, then chat, then enable video, then it tests it, and it should then work from within the web page.
     
  16. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Thanks, I'll try it tonight!
     
  17. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    You're welcome.
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I'm aware of that. I was referring to the chat client software only, as evidenced in the link I provided.
    Yes, I know. That's what I've been using. I only pointed out that there is no Mac version of the Google Talk software client.
     

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