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    Question iSight and other chat programs
    I have a macbook duo core and know that the built in isight can be used with iChat. Is there a way to use isight with other chat programs such as msn messenger (I know ver 6.01 doesn't have video capability) or adium?

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    i was wondering the exact same thing cuz i couldnt find an option for it

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    aMSN allows you to chat with MSN users using the cam
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

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    iSight and other chat programs

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    Adium does not have cam support at all, nor will it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaster View Post
    Adium does not have cam support at all, nor will it.
    Thats a shame, I mean I knew it didn't have support - but didn't realise that this was never going to happen.

    Did anyone try Fire for IM? I just wondered if that one had iSight support?

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    I would just stick with iChat just to make life more easy. iChat is meant to interface with the camera etc. However, imho, I don't see a point in video instant messaging..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNDdave View Post
    Thats a shame, I mean I knew it didn't have support - but didn't realise that this was never going to happen.

    Did anyone try Fire for IM? I just wondered if that one had iSight support?
    Fire does not have iSight support and they just announced last week that there will be no more development for the program

    Quote Originally Posted by msb86 View Post
    However, imho, I don't see a point in video instant messaging..
    There are plenty of people who video chats are perfect for. I get to see my family only every couple of months, but with the iSight I can see them every couple of days or whenever we can be online at the same time
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    Quote Originally Posted by yearoftherat View Post
    I have a macbook duo core and know that the built in isight can be used with iChat. Is there a way to use isight with other chat programs such as msn messenger (I know ver 6.01 doesn't have video capability) or adium?
    I do not know about msn or adium, however, the isight works great with Yahoo! messenger. Have already had a webcam chat with a friend.

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    yeah it doesnt work with adium, which is the biggest negative about adium. Its a great software otherwise since you only need to download one program (adium) and you can chat with others who have MSN, Yahoo......etc. This why I dont have 3 diffrent messengers to be able to talk to people.
    I see above that aMSN supports isight who here uses it, is it a stable program, are the bugs cleared, any crashes.........reason iam asking is iam currently using adium and its stable no crashes whatsoever.

    your input is greatly appreciated.

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    After limited success with Yahoo Messenger I went ahead and got a .MAC account and started using iChat. iChat is easier to use but you pay for the convenience.

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    iSight and other chat programs

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    Too bad there is no way to use these chat programs interactively with each other. Unfortunately you are pretty limited as to which messenger program you can choose. Does you no good to have aim if the person you are trying to talk to is on yahoo. It would be nice to use yahoo to chat with someone on aim, or vice-versa. Yahoo is pretty lacking when it comes to features with their mac version of messenger. Anyway, I read somewhere that adium developers have no plans whatsoever to add webcam capabilities to their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Dude View Post
    After limited success with Yahoo Messenger I went ahead and got a .MAC account and started using iChat. iChat is easier to use but you pay for the convenience.


    You could have gotten an AIM screen name and used iChat for free.

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    iSight and other chat programs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Dude View Post
    After limited success with Yahoo Messenger I went ahead and got a .MAC account and started using iChat. iChat is easier to use but you pay for the convenience.
    I use iChat and an AOL screen name with it and I did not pay anything, why did you have to?

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