Webcam not recognised in Live Messenger

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  1. bmullemeister macrumors member

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    I recently installed Parallels 3.0 so that I can use some of the applications i had on my PC
    I downloaded Live Messenger as I have many friends with a PC
    The PC version will allow audio and video, however when in Parallels I can only get audio.
    Is there a way for Live Messenger to recognise the I-sight webcam?
    Bert
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try connecting the iSight as a USB device. im not sure but i think you click on one of the USB icons on the bottom right.
     
  3. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, there should be an option in parallels to make windows think the isight is a USB web cam.
     
  4. garnaby macrumors newbie

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    Open this in safari it wont work in Internet explorer then just open parallels drag the file from osx desktop onto windows thats how i did it!

    http://www.maconlysource.com/?p=885

    Rob
     
  5. bmullemeister thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the hint

    Hi,
    it was so simple....just a click on the usb icon in the sys tray and selecting the webcam ( I-Sight)

    Comparing Live Messenger in Windows XP through Parallel versus Skype in Mac OS....
    Sound and video is much better in Skype, but when you have family overseas that use Live Messenger and do not want to install Skype, it is a compromise

    Thanks again
     

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