Webcam issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fcpeditor113, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. fcpeditor113 macrumors newbie

    fcpeditor113

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    I just bought a Mac Mini G4 with Leopard installed in it. I got tired of slow PCs and decided to finally upgrade to a Mac since I use them at school for up to 3 hours a day.

    I have installed all the programs I need for my film editing, photography, and design. But I decided to hook-up my webcam so I can video chat with friends. I am not that savvy about webcams and Mac's. It is a older Logitech QuickCam Webcam. It does not show that it is plugged into the usb port at all.

    If anyone could tell me what to do, besides having to buy a new one unless I absolutely have to, and get it working with iChat I would appreciate it.

    Thank you.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Macs do not support third-party USB webcams by default. Try iUSBCam.
     
  3. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    In addition, even with iUSBcam or the free Macam not all Logitech webcams are supported. Make sure to verify your camera is supported before trying either of these.

    Macs do support some third party cameras by default. I have a Macally one on my mini and didn't need any software to get it working.
     
  4. fcpeditor113 thread starter macrumors newbie

    fcpeditor113

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    Oh, well I downloaded iUSBcam and I am gonna try it out in a bit.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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