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Finch

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#27024 10-Oct-2008 17:39
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Hello well i have a Macbook Air (MBA). It has an inbuilt webcam.

I have downloaded MSN Messenger (for Mac). That all works fine and i can log in etc but i cant see any options that allow people to see that i have a webcam and for them to view it.

Do i need to download a piece of software on my MBA or what? Or is this just not possible to view each others webcams while 1 of us is on windows OS and the other is on Mac OS.

I hope the question is clear, thanks for all your help :)

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  #170464 10-Oct-2008 17:45
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MSN Messenger Mac has no video conversation support yet.




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Finch

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  #170479 10-Oct-2008 18:57
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oh dam thats a shame. 
ok thanks for your help :)

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  #170498 10-Oct-2008 20:27
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Indeed MSN for Mac does not support video chat.iChat works fairly well, but frequently has connection problems.I suggest Skype. The connection works much more reliably, and the video quality is fine.
Cheers,Joseph.



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  #170508 10-Oct-2008 20:51
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Or you could try installing aMSN. I have no idea if Webcam support works on Mac or not but it certainly works on Linux and Windows because I've used a webcam in it on both. Give it a try. http://www.amsn-project.net.

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  #170510 10-Oct-2008 20:59
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Hey, yes about an hour ago i installed it.
Seems to be working.

Thnks heaps anyway :)

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  #170514 10-Oct-2008 21:11
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Don't get me wrong aMSN has it's bugs but considering I use Linux pretty much every day as my main OS I'm kinda stuck with it and it's better than the alternatives of Pidgin and Kopete, it seems compatible with most things MSN and like I said Webcam works, enjoy.

I would say if only MS would recognise Linux as an operating system that exists and start making products for it like they do for Mac but IMHO Open Office is better than MS Office for Mac and aMSN i less buggy than normal MSN so forget it, I'm happy lol.

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  #170637 11-Oct-2008 18:02
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Just to clarify: MSN for Mac had webcam support introduced in the latest version, but it's currently only available to enterprise accounts. No idea why.




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  #174767 31-Oct-2008 03:43
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I used to use aMSN on my macbook but you coukld also try Mercury messenger. Lately I added RAM and got Parallels desktop, so I can now use Windows live mesenger on Windows XP inside my Mac environment

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  #179916 24-Nov-2008 15:39
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Personally, I would recommend Skype or Yahoo if its possible, because MSN video is quite slow in comparison. (Ive found, anyway)

Also voice is better on those two programmes as opposed to MSN.

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  #179938 24-Nov-2008 16:17
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I use aMSN quite happily - its an ugly app in terms of visual appearance, but it works, and is about 95% reliable.

If you use Parallels or Fusion already, just fire up Windows Live Messenger for best results.







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  #181200 30-Nov-2008 07:19
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MSn on mac only supports vid if ur using an inhouse OCS.  For vid I would recommend skype or the new google talk/video workswell in the browser for when I'm on the road and needto call home.

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  #186565 29-Dec-2008 20:31
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Skype is free, and Google just added video chat recently. Plenty of other options out there.

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  #186567 29-Dec-2008 20:32
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natobasso: Skype is free, and Google just added video chat recently. Plenty of other options out there.


Google did!?!

I will have to take a look! First I heard! Thanks!

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