iChat video on iBooks

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Mxsix, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Mxsix macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2006
    My friends each have iBook G4s and are wanting to video conference over iChat. At first they told me they had MacBooks and I thought, oh that's easy because of the built in iSights. But they were wrong and both have iBooks.

    Now what is the easiest way for them to get video conferencing on their iBooks?

  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Maybe if they can find an old iSight on eBay. Any camcorder with firewire will work as well as video class USB webcams.
  3. matticus008 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    How about...

    ...an iSight camera? Seems like you answered your own question. Check the marketplace, eBay, Craigslist, local Mac resellers (not Apple stores) for what they have available. Alternatively, buy a compatible third-party camera. A forum search (or a Google search) will clear that one up, too.
  4. Mxsix thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2006
    I've never bought a 3rd party webcam for OS X so I just wanted to make sure that they are compatible with iChat.

    Thanks for the help!
  5. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    support.apple.com probably has a document for supported usb webcams. they added a ton of support in 10.4.9 I think.

    the Xbox 360 live vision camera is one that comes to mind. It's white so it matches the MB/iBook and it is pretty cheap (like 40 bucks I think)

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