WebCam question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by idea3, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. idea3 macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2004
    I am trying to use my webcam on the EMac.
    We have three users on the system OSX 10.3.5
    On one of the users, where the software was installed, the camera works using IChat, but when I log out and try it on another I get this message error (in IChat):

    NS Invalid Argument Exception:
    NS Concrete Mutable Attributed String add Attribute
    value:range::nil value

    Have no idea what it means. Anybody can give me a hand with this?

    Can I use my web cam with some other software other than IChat?

    Thanx for any help.
  2. Mr_Ed macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2004
    North and east of Mickeyland
    Can you provide more details?
    - What kind of webcam?
    - What 'software' it is you say is installed?
  3. idea3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2004
    thanx for responding...
    the camera I use is iSight.
    Software used is iChat
  4. Mr_Ed macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2004
    North and east of Mickeyland
    I tried your scenario on my system (OS 10.3.6, iChat AV v2.1, iSight) and it worked fine. In fact, even if I don't log myself off before switching to another user, the 'new' user could use the camera.

    It could be that there is a problem in OS 10.3.5 that I don't see in 10.3.6 but something you wrote puzzles me a bit. You said
    I thought iChat AV was installed as part of the OS already, making another 'installation' unnecessary. Did you in fact try to do another installation of iChat AV? If so, what version of iChat is it? (I have 2.1)

    On your other question, yes, iSight should work just fine with other programs.
  5. idea3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2004
    Yes, you are right. The software is automatically installed and I haven't installed anything new. (I wasn't clear about it). Still on one user it works fine, on another I got this message. The version of iChat I have is same as yours - 2.1.
    I have to play with it to figure out why I can't get it to work.

    What other programs are there I can use the camera with?
    If I want to chat with people who use PC, I have to use some other software, I assume.

    thanx again
  6. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    that is extremely unusual. you might try uninstalling iChat and dling a new copy from apple then reinstalling it.

    as for chatting with windows users iChat works fine. as long as the windows user is working with the latest version of AIM and has a web cam as well. i have not had any troble with that configuration, but i have not tried chatting with any windows user using anything aside from AIM so i dont know if there are other programs that work.

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