webcam use with built in isight

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GeeBee, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. GeeBee macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
    Is it possible to bypass the built in isight on my macbook pro and use a USB webcam instead? I tried the webcam I use with my G5 and have no luck,only the isight camera will function.
  2. GeeBee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
  3. dimonay macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    As far as I know, the external iSight is the only other camera that is natively usable other than the built-in one.

    However, there is software that allows you to use a USB camera with iChat, see here. Other than that, I don't know how to get a USB webcam working. There may some free alternative somewhere...

    Make sure your webcam is compatible though.
  4. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2007
    New England

    I believe I also heard at the Apple store that MS makes a really good 30 dollar one also. eCamm is available on amazon and they have a twin pack.

  5. GeeBee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
    Yes that works,but you can only use it with Ichat. I am looking for software that will alow my USB cam to work with the more popular sources such as Yahoo messenger.

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