Does skype for mac offer support to the iSight camera?

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  1. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    I was messaging with some friends on Adium and I couldn`t see their cameras neither them could see mine.
    Does skype offer this?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Yes. I use it all the time to VC with both Windows and Mac using friends.
     
  3. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Of course, Skype doesn't have MSN support.
    If you were looking for an MSN Messenger with an integrated webcam function, aMSN does the trick.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You are thinking MSN Messenger. Skype does have iSight support. Messenger on the other hand lacks that and is IMO 7 years behind what its Windows counterpart is at.
     
  5. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Agreed, Microsoft clearly don't think Mac users deserve programs as updated as theirs, with MSN and WMP as examples. Unlike Apple, with iTunes, Safari, Quicktime all at exactly the same standard...
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    They did release a beta version which IMO, looks more like "here! see? we are working on iSight support, we don't promise release anytime soon though"
     
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Didn't their latest version support Webcam but only for corporate users?
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Don't know on this one.
     
  9. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    'Tis what I heard. For conferences, and such like.
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Mercury Messenger is a MSN messenger replacement that's supposed to support iSight. I haven't tried it, so YMMV
     
  11. viperguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It would be nice if skype could support MSN contacts...
    Or maybe I can hope for adium to support iSight at some point in a future update. Whichever comes first :eek:
     
  12. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    aMSN runs rather well with webcam, tested by me.
     
  13. STSNorthstar macrumors regular

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    try the mebeam xtra for adium. its not a plugin, but adds a line in the shell for the right click menu that sat says initiate mebeam videochat. Your browser opens a window that accesses your webcam and the other person opens that window too, you look at each other in the browser. Its cumbersome, but it gets the job done. I had to change the selected camera in the settings of video box.
     

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