Help needed- Newbie question (webcam)

Peter Griffin

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Jul 10, 2005
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I'm on the verge of getting an iBook. The only thing holding me back is the ability to use my webcam with PC users. Is this possible? I use MSN messenger and currently the mac version does not provide for webcam capabilities. What other options should I consider? This is a really important factor in my decision becuse I need to communicate with people overseas and they all use PCs. Thansk for the help
 

TBi

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Jul 26, 2005
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Unfortunatly the first thing you'll have to worry about is whether your cam will actually work. You might have to get a new webcam which is compatible with macs. I have two USB ones and neither is compatible.

As for compatible chat programs. You don't need to use msn for cam, you can use other programs which will also have a pc version. I don't know any off hand but i'm sure there are a few people on the forum who have more knowledge than me.

Just found this on google
 

jkeithh

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Oct 13, 2002
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Peter Griffin said:
I'm on the verge of getting an iBook. The only thing holding me back is the ability to use my webcam with PC users. Is this possible? I use MSN messenger and currently the mac version does not provide for webcam capabilities. What other options should I consider? This is a really important factor in my decision becuse I need to communicate with people overseas and they all use PCs. Thansk for the help
The main program I have used that seems to work between PCs and Macs is Yahoo Messenger.
 
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