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  1. #1


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    MS Messenger & iSight
    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

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    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

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

    Jeff

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

    LL

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    Will skype work with my hotmail account???????

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    aMSN has been great for all my needs

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    Macbook Pro 13", 4gb, 500gb, 2.26 Duo. White iPhone 5, White iPad Mini 32gb
    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!!

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    I just bought my mac today and downloaded aMSN on recommendation in this thread. Great messenger. Cheers for the recommendation to the threadstarter.

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    Same as stef andrews. I am going to try amsn out today

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    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.

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