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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?
    How can I let someone view my live webcam video without using an IM client. I use Adium, and it doesnt support webcams. Is it possible to send someone a link to view whats coming thru my webcam?

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techmonkey View Post
    How can I let someone view my live webcam video without using an IM client. I use Adium, and it doesnt support webcams. Is it possible to send someone a link to view whats coming thru my webcam?
    Ever heard of a magical treasure hidden deep in the Mac OS X rain forest called iChat?

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Title27GT View Post
    Ever heard of a magical treasure hidden deep in the Mac OS X rain forest called iChat?
    Like I said in my first post, "Without using a IM client" Isnt iChat a IM client? I want my family to see a video stream, and they use Windows. From what I can tell, iChat uses AIM or Jabber.

    Please explain.

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techmonkey View Post
    Like I said in my first post, "Without using a IM client" Isnt iChat a IM client? I want my family to see a video stream, and they use Windows. From what I can tell, iChat uses AIM or Jabber.

    Please explain.
    I'm sorry but you're going to have to use or pay for some sort of client.

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?
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    I think you would

    1. have to set up a server for that webcam stream on your mac...probably not fun.

    2. find a free site that allows you to setup to stream your cam through them. Used to be several in the beginning of webcam, but may be harder to find now.

    I understand you use adium to chat, but if it's a specific person on one of the services that allow webcam through their client, might be worth the two of you getting that client.

    I use Skype, it's free pc to mac, mac to mac, pc to pc...so why not try that. If it's mac to mac, then ichat might be a good plan.

    Also, there are things that use SIP connections, i'm not infront of my mac now, but i'll find out what it's called, and then someone on a pc could use the pc version.

    anyway, there are options, just not particularly what you may be looking for.

    Brian

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgonag View Post
    I think you would

    1. have to set up a server for that webcam stream on your mac...probably not fun.

    2. find a free site that allows you to setup to stream your cam through them. Used to be several in the beginning of webcam, but may be harder to find now.

    I understand you use adium to chat, but if it's a specific person on one of the services that allow webcam through their client, might be worth the two of you getting that client.

    I use Skype, it's free pc to mac, mac to mac, pc to pc...so why not try that. If it's mac to mac, then ichat might be a good plan.

    Also, there are things that use SIP connections, i'm not infront of my mac now, but i'll find out what it's called, and then someone on a pc could use the pc version.

    anyway, there are options, just not particularly what you may be looking for.

    Brian
    Exactly.
    What I'm trying to say here is that you're going to have to download some sort of client...period. I would have reccommended Skype at the beginning but it seemed you were dead set on avoiding a client.

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?

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    Just found a site that does it for free.

    http://www.stickam.com/

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techmonkey View Post
    Just found a site that does it for free.

    http://www.stickam.com/
    Glad to hear you found a solution!

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    How can I share webcam video without IM client?

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    I know you said "WITHOUT" IM
    but I'm using Skype for video. Works perfect both on mac and PC. But thanks also for the tip on the website I'm gonna try it now.

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