Jay Maynard - Waited too long

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Sunday, 16 September 2007


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1051 - Waited too long

I finally signed up for a Skype account this morning so I could do an interview for a podcast. In the process, I discovered that my Cinema Display doesn't have a built-in microphone. I should have remembered that, but oh well.

I can use the MacBook Pro for the job, but if I'm going to do very much of that, a webcam with microphone would be a Good Thing too. I went looking for an iSight, Apple's offering - and found out that it was discontinued last December. Drat.

I want something to use with Skype, and iChat AV, and other such things. I'm going to have to dig to find something that will work.

Update: It appears that, as of OS X 10.4.9, any USB-based webcam that supports UVC (USB Video Class) will work. It appears that such cameras are labeled as working with Windows Vista. This will be the first time I actually look for the Vista logo when buying...

current mood: [mood icon] irritated

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From:strredwolf
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Something else to free up your choice:

Look for the "macam" driver, and get a copy of iChatUSBCam. The macam driver is free, and covers alot of webcams including a lot of Logitech's QuickCams. The iChatUSBCam program is $10, but interfaces with macam and QuickTime. It lets me hook into Skype myself.
From:leafpicker
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Podcast

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I hope its extralife radio that you are going to be on. That would be cool.
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From:rbradakis
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Please share your results! I also have no mic/webcam combo.

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