chat between a Mac and a PC
July 14, 2006 4:45 PM   Subscribe

I have a Logitech Messenger webcam and a Mac (10.3.9) and I downloaded the macam software. How do I chat with a friend who has a PC and another Logitech webcam? Should we use AIM? Yahoo? Excuse me if the question's too easy but I'm a total webcam n00b and what I found on Google is quite contradictory. Thanks!
posted by PenguinBukkake to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
yahoo has worked well for me (but make certain you get the latest client). i haven't tried iChat yet, but my understanding of the macam drivers is that they should allow ANY quicktime-savvy app to access the camera.
posted by casconed at 5:10 PM on July 14, 2006

Yahoo has worked for me, iChat did not.
posted by hooray at 5:11 PM on July 14, 2006

Response by poster: I just tried yahoo messenger. I could see the other person, they couldn't see me
posted by PenguinBukkake at 5:12 PM on July 14, 2006

I suggest iChat on the Mac and AIM on the PC -- they use the same messaging format. I've done it successfully using a Logitech camera on a PC and the built-in camera in a MacBook.
posted by camcgee at 5:22 PM on July 14, 2006

I've been able to do this with Yahoo. I was on a Mac and they were on a PC and we could see each other.
posted by jdl at 7:05 PM on July 14, 2006

I play D&D every Wednesday via webcam. I'm a pc user living in Los Angeles and my DM is an mac user in San Francisco. I use Aim 5.9 and he the latest iChat and we can see & hear each other just fine.
posted by starscream at 7:57 PM on July 14, 2006

Fire for Mac can handle chats with Yahoo, AIM, ICQ etc. Lightweight, free and works great.
posted by nenequesadilla at 8:44 PM on July 14, 2006

thanks everybody, I'll try today and report back
posted by matteo at 2:09 AM on July 15, 2006

Lightweight, free and works great.

It does not work at all with webcams, however.
posted by oaf at 10:09 AM on December 30, 2006

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