ooVoo with iSight problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zakfox1986, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. zakfox1986 macrumors member

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    Hey...I'm trying to use ooVoo video conferencing software on my Mac to do three way video chat with a couple of friends that are using Windows. I've got it installed fine, but for some reason it's not recognizing iSight (built in on a Macbook), no matter what I do. It recognizes the built in mic, but no video at all.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    I had the opposite issue. I got it to recognize my iSight but not the microphone (both on the ACD). If you right click the Flash window you can fool with the settings (there are a number of tabs).

    I found the quality horrendous compared to Skype -- but it does supposedly support more than 1-1 video.
     
  3. zakfox1986 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did end up getting mine to work. There's actually a webcam icon (it's small, at the bottom left of the screen) that you have to click to activate iSight within ooVoo after you start a video conference. I'm not really sure about the audio issue you're having. It worked fine for me.

    All I did was: Preferences > Audio Devices > Built-in Microphone.

    I'm assuming you've already tried that though. Sorry I don't have any other ideas.

    The audio/video quality was fine for me. It wasn't great, but considering it's one of the view options for a three way chat, I'm not going to complain too much. Skype is definitely better for one on one video chats though.
     
  4. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the update. I'll give it a go.
     

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