Video chat v.MSN

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by kamikaze, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. kamikaze

    kamikaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Messages:
    33,629
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Barrie Ontario
    Are there any IM apps out that will allow video chat with MSN contacts? I see Skype does video, but prolly only to other skype users amirite? My bosses' son just got a MBP and wants to video chat to his buddies on MSN. I don't suppose iChat would do it? I never use it, I'm all Adium...
     
  2. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    9,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    League City, Texas
    no nothing yet :wtc:
     
  3. Ubisquo

    Ubisquo New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2002
    Messages:
    644
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    http://www.mercury.to/

    Mercury works, but last time i used it i found it to be a pretty horrific and slow client. But, if webcam is a must, then this can do it.
     
  4. trlnlty

    trlnlty New Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MAUI, HI
    i've been using amsn but it only allows webcam without audio.
    sometimes when im running the webcam is uses ALOT of the cpu .. like 130% and runs my MBP pretty hot .. like 80C

    its pretty stable and quick. I've tried mercury but didnt like the way it ran, kinda slow and buggy.
     
  5. Liddy

    Liddy Not enough cowbell.

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2001
    Messages:
    4,714
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    no i don't think there are any good quality ones.
     
  6. jatyrx

    jatyrx cuban B

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bay area & SD
    i use skype.only when i have a network connection error. otherwise ichat.
     
  7. kamikaze

    kamikaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Messages:
    33,629
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Barrie Ontario
    Ok....i think i'l tell him to just use Skype....it has to be as simplae as possible....I work at a PC repair shop and my boss doesn't know much bout macs :mamoru:
     
  8. trlnlty

    trlnlty New Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MAUI, HI
    if he uses skype he wont be able to chat with msn people
     
  9. kamikaze

    kamikaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Messages:
    33,629
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Barrie Ontario
    Yea, i know that, but by the looks of the other replies, there isn't anything that's really rock solid yet.....so he can just get the people he wasn't to do vid chat with to get skype and be done with it.

    Thanks :wavey:
     

Share This Page