MSN MEssenger on MAC

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  1. Eric Noa macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    Why does everytime somebody sends me Video Conversation, Im unable to connect because it tells me I have to download the latest version and when I download it, its the Windows version
     
  2. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

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    becuase the mac version doesnt support video chat. microsoft are behind the times!! its frustrating because most people dont use yahoo aim or .mac. all my buddies use gmail or hotmail. there are alternatives to msn messenger but they arent very nicely finished.
     
  3. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They should fix this, as many people use,. but probably many dont report it
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Download aMSN, it supports video chat.
     
  5. brandscill macrumors 6502

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    amsn may support all the features of normal msn, but my god why does it have to do it in the most clunky slow and ugly way?
     
  6. DYER macrumors 6502

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    for me the best alternative to msn was adium and its a great piece of software if you ask me
     
  7. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Your post is totally irrelevant to what the OP is looking for. May be in 2 years it will be, but not now.
     
  8. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    so we get office 08 before windows does, but not msn?
     
  9. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    You can download a "skin" so that aMSN looks EXACTLY the same as msn - it's on the amsn site.
     
  10. 4np macrumors 6502a

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  11. brandscill macrumors 6502

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    still horribly slow and clunky, though I did check it out and will agree, does look exactly the same
     
  12. brandscill macrumors 6502

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    Still doesn't support a/v
     
  13. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    If you don't like aMSN, try Mercury Messenger, IMO its much better.
     
  14. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Err, no. Office 2008 for Mac is basically Office 2007 for PCs - so, Mac users were a year or so behind.
     
  15. brandscill macrumors 6502

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    and we still lack some nice features from office 2007
     
  16. kolax macrumors G3

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    "Version 7.0 was originally meant to include webcam and audio capabilities but was delayed once more. There was widespread annoyance among the Mac community when this version was released, as it only included very minor enhancements and bug fixes - many regard it as version 6.0.4 as nothing substantially new was implemented to bring it on par with the Windows version.

    Webcam and audio support has been delayed due to Windows Live Messenger's webcam and audio engine being reworked, which meant that the Mac version had to wait until this was complete in order for both platform releases to function correctly. This has been questioned hugely, as basic webcam and audio support could have been implemented years ago and then updated to be compatible with the new Windows Live Messenger.
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  17. bmullemeister macrumors member

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    Audio and Video chatting

    Skype for Mac is the way to go
    Bert
     
  18. chrisiw macrumors regular

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    Agree! I use it allot, it works so well:)
     
  19. nidserz macrumors 6502a

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    If I need to A/V chat I run Windows Live Messanger in parallels in a different space :D or just Skype.

    I have a few friends who just MSN and browse all day. They don't wanna switch to Mac because the MSN sucks :eek:
     
  20. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I have install all of them and none seem to work, the only one that works but not perfectly is aMsn, and it sucks cause when the people Im talking to see me I can't see them and the same thing happens if Im able to see them, they are not able to se me....any advise?
     
  21. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's nothing new. Office was released for the Mac before Windows.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_office
     
  22. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    yup, this is the same thing I do when I'm chatting with my girlfriend, sometimes I just boot directly into XP, but most times I just parallels
     
  23. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So there isn't a solution to this with out having to use XP???????
     
  24. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried other programs, and in my opinion they were no better than MSN although some did offer audio and video capabilities. To each their own, of course.
     

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