Help Needed ! Compatible web cam ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by timmoore46, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. timmoore46 macrumors member

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    May 10, 2008
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    Now this fine Dome base unit iMac is running OS X 10.4.11

    It only has USB 1 ?

    we live in the UK

    Now we want to use a webcam and Skype (or anything) to talk to and see distant relatives.

    But a PC Webcam does not work, not even a flicker !:confused:

    So what model do we need and where do we get it from ?

    Is it possible ?

    Any responses greatly appreciated !

    A puzzled,

    Tim
     
  2. wilnis macrumors newbie

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    Mar 5, 2007
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    tim-I have an early 09 mac mini and after some research I purchased a Logitech WebCam Pro 9000. According to my searching of mini sites this is identical to the mac only Logitech web cam except for some features that I decided I didn't need and it costs some $15-30 less than the identified mac one. I got mine at BestBuy and it works just as I had read. I had to set the sound for "unidentified usb device" and it was plug and play otherwise, no software needed. that's my experience, a less exensive logitech didn't work.
    Regards-Bill
     
  3. ChazUK macrumors 603

    ChazUK

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    Feb 3, 2008
    Location:
    Essex (UK)
    #3
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.6; en-us; Archos5 Build/Donut) AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile Safari/525.20.1)

    If you already have a webcam to try, it might be worth giving maccam a go.

    http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/

    It may help! :)
     

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