Webcams

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by m3gau, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. m3gau macrumors member

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    Hey
    I've just switched to Mac and love it but when i used windows on messenger you could see peoples webcams and vice versa and the same on skype. is this possible on Mac? Because i can't seem to find how to do it.
    Thanks
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Okay I'm assuming you've downloaded the Microsoft MSN messenger for Mac. Delete it immediately, it's possibly one of the worst pieces of software ever written.

    You have two choices with webcam in MSN, neither of which are the greatest MSN clients, but they do work.

    aMSN is simpler with fewer features, and is relatively easy to use. It's generally quite slooow though.

    Mercury Messenger is far more feature laden, it's got basically everything in it, including real time translation. However I find it confusing to use.


    The best MSN client by far though, is Adium. There is no webcam support, but it's the most common messenger on Mac. When I want to do webcam over MSN, I just switch over to aMSN.

    You should also look at getting an AIM account, which you can use with iChat. The webcamming in iChat will blow you away...
     
  3. m3gau thread starter macrumors member

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  4. trotilac macrumors newbie

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    damn .. it's good i saw this post!
    I downloaded this bloody Microsoft MSN Messanger .. crap.
     
  5. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    aMSN doesn't support sound I don't know about Mercury Messenger and Adium is the best for text chat plus its supports aim yahoo messengers msn ect.

    :apple:
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    Bit of a pain - just have to wait for MS to give us a newer version, if they do do that.
     
  7. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    I use Mecury Messenger frequently. It is incredibly slow to load up compared to other ones, and looks and feels like a horrible piece of software, unless you get the settings just right. so if you have the patience to tweak the settings you will love this programme
     
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Microsoft only just released the current version about two moths ago :rolleyes:

    slackers
     
  9. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    You'll be waiting a long time buddy. :rolleyes:
     

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