MSN Messenger client for Mac with webcam?
November 5, 2008 11:27 AM   Subscribe

Is there a good MSN Messenger client for OS X that supports webcam?
posted by cobra_high_tigers to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Best answer:

support webcams under OS X for MSN
posted by moochoo at 11:30 AM on November 5, 2008

Looks like Adium might with the help of a plugin.
posted by O9scar at 12:02 PM on November 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

I haven't used Adium with the plug-in, but I have to say it is very good and gets a general recommendation from me. I only use Skype for video chats, and I have no friends on MSN, so I don't know how to check the reliability for you.

Looking at the page, it does say it will use a browser window to display the other person, so it sounds a bit like a workaround than an elegant solution so far. If you can deal with that, I'm confident you'll like Adium for your regular usage.
posted by mccarty.tim at 12:56 PM on November 5, 2008

Or, as an alternative, Yahoo messenger allows you to use webcams on and between Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
posted by geekchic at 5:44 PM on November 5, 2008

I'd try the Adium plugin if I were you. Adium handles AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and Google Talk simultaneously, meaning you don't need several applications running.
posted by jeffburdges at 6:54 PM on November 5, 2008

Response by poster: Yeah, I'm a longtime Adium user for my regular instant messenging needs. I just recently got back in touch with some friends from Italy for the first time in several years, and I was hoping to chat with them face to face. They all seem to use MSN messenger, though, hence the inquiry!

Looks like I'll be trying to get aMSN to work. Thanks for the tips, guys!
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 9:42 PM on November 5, 2008

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