MSN Messenger for Mac? Does voice chat work?

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  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

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    hey guys, i used to use MSN Messenger on Windows and it was great. i was going to use MSN Messenger for Mac, but i just don't want my friends to know i'm using a Mac(i know it's weak). i'm just using e-buddy right now, but it's really crippled.

    is there another MSN client i can use that voice works with?

    thanks
     
  2. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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  3. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    aMSN will work for this. It's a longtime favorite of the Mac community. No matter what client you used they'd have no way of telling, though.
     
  4. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks. are you sure they won't be able to tell what OS i'm using?
     
  5. Stooby Mcdoobie, Aug 12, 2012
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    Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you have "I'M USING OS X" in your profile or something, there is no possible way for them to know. They shouldn't even be able to tell what client you're using.

    Sounds like you need some new friends, though. Why would it even matter that you're using OS X?
     
  6. DrakkenWar macrumors 6502

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    Agreed

    I have more than a few friends that drink the koolaid of their respected choice in computers/OS, none of us give each other crap about it. It's a simple choice of what works for you, and if either A). Your self esteem in that fragile that ribbing of your choice of computer will get you down? Time to do some work on making your hid a bit thicker bud. There are bigger problems in life that will bite through your paper thin backside. B). Your current "friends" are a group of shallow db's that need to do a wee bit of growing. Just sayin is all. Take it as you will.
     
  7. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys. i just tried aMSN but it didn't work. is there another client where voice chatting to other msn users will work?
     
  8. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

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    I used to do voice chat all the time with my girlfriend on MSN. Sometimes it did not work so you need to fiddle with it. Other than that try moving to Skype.. Its far more reliable.
     
  9. pommie82 macrumors 6502

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    Parallels

    i would suggest getting parrallels on your mac then making a windows partition then downloading windows live messenger then you have the best of both worlds then you can still use speech bubbles i use the voice tool on windows live alot very handy when you have alot of conversations on the go just easier to talk then type especially you are busy doing something to and you havent got time to type to someone

    here is some info about parallels

    http://www.parallels.com

    parrallels is very simple to set up

    hope it helps and you get your windows live messenger working on your mac

    paul :):)
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

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    Best solution - buy a piece of software that is $79 just to get MSN Messenger.
     
  11. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks but i'm looking for a 3rd party client. do any of the 3rd party clients do voice chat?
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    You haven't explained why it has to be a 3rd party client?
     
  13. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    There are numerous third-party clients for MSN on the Mac. Adium, iChat/Messages (when using either a Jabber account as an MSN transport, or when using the Cocoon plugin, Fire, Proteus (both of which are LONG since dead projects), and Trillian all support MSN. None of them support anything other than text-based chat when it comes to MSN. aMSN, by contrast, has webcam support, thus allowing you to chat with audio.

    If that isn't good enough for you, you're just going to have to buck up and use the official MSN Messenger client, which is of course (unsurprisingly) by far the best option for using MSN anywhere.

    And again, as has been said repeatedly: unless you yourself choose to advertise it, no one will even know to think twice about what client you are using, let alone what platform you are using. MSN, unlike Twitter and Facebook, does not publish that information.
     
  14. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm curious to this as well. Why does it have to be a 3rd party client?
     
  15. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks guys. i'm using Microsoft's MSN Messenger now. voice works gr8. the only problem i'm having right now is that it says i'm on a call in my profile list. is there any way i can stop that and just have it say something else like my name?

    thanks!
     
  16. kolax macrumors G3

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    Only way around it is to change your status when it says "in call".
     
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