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usb cam on ichat

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
anyone know how to get a generic (dynex) webcam to work with ichat? it says cam not connected but I use macam and it shows the video so I know its working.

thanks for any help.
post #2 of 13
http://www.ecamm.com/mac/ichatusbcam/
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
i tried that earlier this evening but the only thing i can get it to show me is the screen shot. i also tried macam which shows that it works but will not allow it to work with ichat.

anyone reccomend a cheap webcam that will work?
post #4 of 13
Did you install Macam's QuickTime component?
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
i thought i did.... maybe not tho... do you mean copying the folder to quicktime, because i didnt do that... but i will now.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
i just tried copying it to the directory and still nothing. any suggestions?
post #7 of 13
Where did you copy to?
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
the user/library/quicktime..... thats all it said to do and i didnt have other folders in there. is there another folder?
post #9 of 13
are there any revelations on this topic? I want to get my gf a webcam for her laptop - I have an iMac with the isight camera....can I get her anything that would work?
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by cuencap

are there any revelations on this topic? I want to get my gf a webcam for her laptop - I have an iMac with the isight camera....can I get her anything that would work?

Well what kind of computer does she have?
post #11 of 13
Dell...about 2 years old...? Windows XP, USB - isn't that all that matters?

Edit:
Oh yeah - I guess you wanted to know if it was mac/PC, huh? haha, oops
post #12 of 13
Yeah. Well, anyone webcam will work, really. The easiest way to get cross-platform video chat going is Skype.
post #13 of 13
Skype's video quality sucks. For a good video chat, I recommend using Yahoo Messenger 3 BETA for video (it doesn't support audio yet) and running Skype for audio chat.
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