New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

MS Messenger & iSight


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
jkeep

 
Member Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posts: 13
jkeep is on a distinguished road

jkeep is offline
Hi,
I,m now the proad owner of a shiny new MacBook (goodbye windows)

I have downloaded MS Messenger for Mac but cant webcam with the biult in iSight camera.
Does anybody know how to do it or is there a similar messenger program out there that will work with the webcam.

Regards,

Jeff
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,752
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.10, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
At this point in time Microsoft has not given Messenger for OSX Video but they plan to in the future from what I have read.

Right now there are 2 chat applications that will give you video chat on MSN.
One is aMSN and the other Mercury Messenger. I believe aMSN is the more liked of the two.

aMSN - Opening your communication

Mercury Messenger
QUOTE Thanks
jkeep

 
Member Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posts: 13
jkeep is on a distinguished road

jkeep is offline
Thanks,
I,ll try aMSN and let you know how it is.

Jeff
QUOTE Thanks
lakewoodlady

 
lakewoodlady's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 08, 2008
Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Posts: 110
lakewoodlady is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook OS Leopard

lakewoodlady is offline
You could try Skype, it does chat and video talk. iSight built in cam works fine with it.

LL
QUOTE Thanks
jkeep

 
Member Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posts: 13
jkeep is on a distinguished road

jkeep is offline
Will skype work with my hotmail account???????
QUOTE Thanks
mick_aka

 
mick_aka's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 17, 2008
Location: Stafford, UK
Posts: 54
mick_aka is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Macbook Pro, 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, GeForce 8600M GT 512MB.

mick_aka is offline
aMSN has been great for all my needs
QUOTE Thanks
Stephen

 
Member Since: Jan 24, 2008
Location: Leeds
Posts: 75
Stephen is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 13", 4gb, 500gb, 2.26 Duo. White iPhone 5, White iPad Mini 32gb

Stephen is offline
If you have your machine dual boot with xp the i sight can be used on the messenger there. It depends how bothered u are to use it. Also we dont want u getting back into old habits and just always booting up the windows partition to go on msn do we!!
QUOTE Thanks
Stef Andrews

 
Member Since: Oct 14, 2008
Location: Leeds/Brighton
Posts: 104
Stef Andrews is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2008 MB, 2.1GHz 4GB RAM, 10.5.8

Stef Andrews is offline
I just bought my mac today and downloaded aMSN on recommendation in this thread. Great messenger. Cheers for the recommendation to the threadstarter.
QUOTE Thanks
drgopoos

 
Member Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posts: 4
drgopoos is on a distinguished road

drgopoos is offline
Same as stef andrews. I am going to try amsn out today
QUOTE Thanks
ChrisMBP

 
ChrisMBP's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 16, 2008
Location: Panama
Posts: 54
ChrisMBP is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook (Black) 2.4 GHz, 4GB Ram

ChrisMBP is offline
aMSN is the best for messaging and file sharing IMO but eventho it supports video it doesn't support audio which kinda defeats a video conferences purpose.

For video calls use skype.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« How do I connect my mac to a windows Domain | Stuff It Expander »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
What software do I need for messenger to work with my isight FatboySlimfast Switcher Hangout 5 06-14-2008 05:18 PM
Changing name of iSight cam on yahoo messenger? ObieOne Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 3 01-06-2007 09:50 PM
isight in MSN Messenger? Scorpy OS X - Apps and Games 2 01-05-2007 06:23 AM
Using iSight with msn messenger (or other app) Emuleem22 Switcher Hangout 6 03-04-2006 11:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?