Webcam Mac-Windows (windows live messenger)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yettimillan, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. yettimillan macrumors regular

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    Hi, Im using Windows Live messenger (mac version) on my mac. I want to webcam with my friend who is using Windows Live messenger on windows. I cant seem to be able to use either built in mac webcam or my external cam.

    How can I make it work, do i have to use another programme or online service?

    Thanks
     
  2. Shu15 macrumors regular

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    I am also having this problem. Any ideas would help!
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Here is a list of Mac <-> PC video chat apps I've tried, in order of goodness:

    Skype
    Google Video
    Yahoo Messenger
    Adium/AIM with MeBeam

    All of those are free, so if you can't get Windows Messenger to work give one a try.
     
  4. yettimillan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Google video, can you please give me a link for that as it only comes up with the video sharing site.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Hum I guess it's not actually called Google Video, oops. If both of you sign up for Gmail and add each other, you'll show up in each other's buddy lists. From there you can use Gchat and the webcam icons will pop up, allowing you to video chat.
     
  6. Matari macrumors member

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