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bunter001 08-12-2005 04:35 PM

Need To Know How To Have A Video Chat With Msn Messenger
 
I've just switched to an AppleMac. I've bought an Imac G5 which is totally wicked. I've bought an ISight webcam which is f@%king swish, totally wicked. But all my gimp pc user friends use MSN Messenger not AOL Messenger so i can't use IChat to video chat with them.

Does anyone know how i can have a video chat with MSN users using my Mac. Please help i've got a brand new 100 webcam sat on my desk and i can't use the **** thing.

mraya 08-12-2005 04:50 PM

Microsoft has not updated the version of MSN Messenger for Mac, thus is not fully compatible with the PC version. As far as i know they won't update it.

edgefusion 08-12-2005 05:09 PM

I believe you can use Mercury Messenger for video chat: http://www.mercury.to/

bunter001 08-14-2005 05:06 AM

any other ideas

schweb 08-14-2005 07:54 AM

Any specific reason you have to use MSN Messenger? You can use iChat to chat with AIM users via video and you can use Yahoo! Mac for video only chat with windows Yahoo! users.

But Windows Messenger for Mac (as it's not called as of version 5.0) does not support video.

math 08-15-2005 12:27 PM

I favour Mercury personally, it's pretty sweet and does everything you could ask of it...

Jammers 08-15-2005 04:47 PM

I use Mercury Messenger as well for web chat. However, to get my cam to work, I had to download MacCam before my iMac would recognise it. it is a cheap USB cam I've had for about five or six years.

mangoSharingan 08-15-2005 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schweb
Any specific reason you have to use MSN Messenger? You can use iChat to chat with AIM users via video and you can use Yahoo! Mac for video only chat with windows Yahoo! users.

Because he said in his original post that all his friends use MSN and not AOL :p

I started using iChat myself yesterday because I have a fellow iBook user who wants to do some voice chatting and she uses iChat too. So far, I'm impressed and wished my friends could have AOL accounts too, lol. It's such an excellent application.

carlos 10-26-2005 02:21 AM

Hi guys,

I am new with this stuff...
I got my ichat working with an AIM account, on the other end i have a windows machine with AIM as well. The issue is that i cant wet to work the audio nor video chats between them.... in ichat i have both buttons disabled and in the win AIM I dont even see the option for audio / video chat.

inflexion 10-26-2005 04:35 AM

in the UK no one uses AIM its all MSN which is a shame as its aweful really

ripfrankwhite 10-26-2005 12:23 PM

Just have your friends switch to AIM. It's free and easy.

ripfrankwhite 10-26-2005 12:24 PM

But really, these are the kinds of things that have kept me from buying a Mac. I don't know anyone that has one. Little things like this are kinda crazy? Why is MSN incompatible with a Mac?

brendan67 10-26-2005 12:34 PM

msn
 
hey

msn is not incompatible with the mac. download msn for mac and try it - if you dont like it try adium which uses the same password and stuff as msn

regards :biohazard

D3v1L80Y 10-26-2005 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ripfrankwhite
Why is M(icro)S(oft)N incompatible with a (Apple)Mac?

....Well....I do have some theories....:):black:

antzinyapantz 04-11-2009 07:56 PM

mercury messenger
 
Hurray at long last!!::Shouting:
I downloaded mercury messenger and hey presto it works fine with my apple mac.
I managed to have a video chat with mates on msn with no problem.
I no longer miss msn :Angry-Tongue: LOL

Give it a try and good luck;D


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