How to set up webcam with Mac Messenger ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xonnie316, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Xonnie316 macrumors member

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    Hey MacRumors Forum Members,

    I just got my net yesterday for my new iMac. And well I downloaded Mac: Messenger (Windows Live Messenger) and I noticed I don't have the webcam feature.

    Do I have to download something else for it ?
     
  2. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately it's a bit of a problem.

    The Microsoft MSN Messenger program doesn't support voice or video on Macs.

    There's a beta version of the next version (which does supposedly support voice/video) floating around the internet, but I haven't been able to get either to work with it - other people reportedly have.

    aMSN supports video but not voice. The interface is awful but it gets the job done.

    I've ended up convincing most of my friends with whom I videochat to install Skype as that works beautifully on Mac and PC.
     
  3. Xonnie316 thread starter macrumors member

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    Its a good alternative, just in case I wanna use webcam.

    But the interface is horrendous.

    Thanks guys.
     
  4. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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