The little camera thingy....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rory Manton, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Rory Manton macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    ...at the top of my Mac PowerPC G5, can I use it as a web cam as well as just taking stills?

    I use MSN and was wondering if I could use it to see the folk I am talking to, if it can be used, how?


    Thanks all.
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    The PowerMac G5 never came with a camera of any kind. Its possible that you have an external iSight, in which case it can be used to video chat using Skype, iChat, and a handful other other applications.

    It will not work with MSN as Microsoft doesn't support video chatting on the Mac yet. There are some third-party applications that allow limited video chatting functionality over the MSN network.

    Its also possible you have an iMac G5 with an internal iSight, in which case the answer is the same.

    There's a chance you have a third-party external webcam, which you may or may not be able to use in programs like Skype/iChat.
     
  3. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    what does this camera look like? and what does this mac look like?
     
  4. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    The last revision did. [EDIT: I misread your post, he said it was a PowerPC, not PowerMac, so I would guess he does in fact mean the iMac G5]

    To the original poster, yes, but you'll have to use a third party MSN client like Mercury Messenger or aMSN.
     

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