isight and my ibook
September 18, 2003 4:12PM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
I want a webcam, im only on dial-up and i watch other peoples webcam's. What webcam should i get? Should i get an isight or something else, if there is even something else
Reply 1 of 5
September 18, 2003 8:02PM
The iSight requires a broadband connection.
I believe that you can do only audio chat on a dialup connection with iChat AV and an iSight.
Reply 2 of 5
September 18, 2003 8:08PM
For Audio Chat, you need a microphone.
For Video Chat, you need a broadband connection and either an iSight or other webcam, or you can even use a standard DV camcorder.
Reply 3 of 5
September 18, 2003 8:11PM
how do ppl do it on dial-up then, i dont need full streaming video, just images every few seconds would be fine. my friends on pc's dont have probs with it. are there other webcams compatible with os x out there?
Reply 4 of 5
September 18, 2003 8:51PM
I think you only need broadband if you are using iChat AV. I'm not sure what other programs the iSight will work with, but I think iCHat requires it because of the codec it uses for the audio/video...
Reply 5 of 5
September 19, 2003 1:41AM
iChat will use ANY firewire cam (including DV camcorders) ... for example the "iBot". (search for that at MacMall or someplace.
iSight should work with other programs ... it's just a firewire cam (but more stylish than others) ... though I don't use one, so I can't confirm that.