webcam use with built in isight

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

  1. GeeBee macrumors newbie

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    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

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  3. dimonay macrumors member

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    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

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    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/imagewebcam/

    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.

    BOL
     
  5. GeeBee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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