Video Chat--what do I need?

savar

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jun 6, 2003
1,954
0
District of Columbia
Hey All--

I'm looking to setup video chat between me and my girlfriend...she has a dell laptop I have a G4 desktop. Neither of us has a camera yet.

Whats a good cam for her? Inexpensive, plug and play are requirements. Also should fit easily in a laptop bag, possibly clip onto the top of her display.

Whats a good cam for me? I know iSight is real high quality and all, but I'm not sure I want to drop that much cash.

And then, what software to use? If she has the most recent version of AIM, can I use iChat? Does AIM for OS X support video chat? (Doesn't seem to me like it does but maybe I'm missing it.)

Thanks
 

mrzeve

macrumors 6502a
Jan 25, 2005
614
1
savar said:
And then, what software to use? If she has the most recent version of AIM, can I use iChat? Does AIM for OS X support video chat? (Doesn't seem to me like it does but maybe I'm missing it.)

Thanks
Im interested in finding the same out.
 

Gee

macrumors 65816
Feb 27, 2004
1,023
0
London, UK
Yahoo Instant Messenger Mac and PC versions will do video and text. No audio, but you can then both get any cheap USB cameras.