IM With Mic/Cam??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knuckels17, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. knuckels17 macrumors newbie

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    Hey im new to the forums but i had a question and thought you guys could help! my MSN i downloaded for my mac does not have the option for a cam/mic but i have both built into my computer my friend who is on a PC has the option on her MSN is there a newer/older version i can download to get it or do you guys suggest a different IM thats compatible with a mac?









    Thanks!
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    If you search bittorrent sites, you'll be able to find the beta version of Mac Messenger 8, which has audio calls and video calls. It's been perfectly stable for me.
     
  3. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    amsn and mercury messenger also support vid / audio over the msn network too, ichat just aim.
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Yahoo! Messenger can do this too. Curious that Microsoft may be letting the competition leave them behind on this issue.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    MSN is horrible even on windows.

    Use iChat (AIM) or Skype.
     
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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  7. Avi macrumors member

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    another vote for Skype ... I use it on a daily basis :)
     
  8. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    Right now, Messenger:Mac doesn't support video chat for personal users. (We do for corporate environments that use Office Communicator Server 2007.) We'll officially release a beta later this year that does support it. When we're closer to that beta release, you'll find all of the details at our official team blog, Mac Mojo. Right now, I don't have an exact date to share for when that beta will be available.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  9. BBCuk macrumors newbie

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    i have google talk working on ichat! works great except for a dodgy video quality. i have given up on msn :rolleyes:
     
  10. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Is there anyway to link Messenger:Mac into a corporate domain that lets us talk with Communicator users? Any chance of getting 'real' communicator on Macs?
     
  11. dman09900 macrumors newbie

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    I just downloaded Mercury Messenger, but I don't see how to do an audio only chat. Do you have to initiate a video chat and then somehow select only audio?
     

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