View Full Version : Help please: Dynex webcam not working on a G4 macbook
11-01-2007, 07:14 PM
My buddy has a Dynex webcam but having trouble running it on his macbook G4. It keeps showing black and he can't get it to show anything no matter which app, whether its yahoo messenger, skype etc. Any ideas how to get it working? Would it help by installing the maccam driver?
11-01-2007, 07:20 PM
Maybe give some extra detail like OS and webcam versions numbers?
I don't know that product & my isights rocks... sorry:)
11-01-2007, 10:34 PM
Apologies, it's running OS X. Not sure of the webcam version number but after a bit of googling apparently maccam allows most USB webcams to be used by various different Mac OS X video-aware applications. Gonna speak to him later so I'm not sure if this will work, but it sounds feasible?
13-01-2007, 07:20 PM
i'm not familiar with the dynax brand but before i got my macbook, maccam worked perfectly on my ibook with my logitech cameras. i used it for yahoo and skype. i never used ichat before i got my macbook.
13-01-2007, 11:59 PM
i'm not familiar with the dynax brand but before i got my macbook, maccam worked perfectly on my ibook with my logitech cameras. i used it for yahoo and skype. i never used ichat before i got my macbook.I've yet to find another app that does video conferencing as well as iChat. We use it almost daily to and from the UK and it rocks.
14-01-2007, 12:19 AM
The newer versions of skype for mac aren't too bad... though they could step up the resolution.
14-01-2007, 12:26 AM
The newer versions of skype for mac aren't too bad... though they could step up the resolution.While Skype has the advantage of cross-platform compatibility on it's side in my experience the picture quality is nowhere near as good as with iChat.
14-01-2007, 01:45 AM
the picture quality is nowhere near as good as with iChat
i second bwana on that
31-10-2007, 08:41 PM
I just purchased a Dynex webcam at Bestbuy ($15) and it works fine.
I had to download a plugin (June 2007) from Dynex to get Skype video to work, and it needed some software assistance from ecamm (www.ecamm.com/mac/ichatusbcam/), a $10 program which enables USB webcam in iChat. After a re-boot it all works great
31-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Just go for the drivers updates or visit the site for assistance...there might be some solution there..Personally I use Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX Webcam with my http://www.rhubcom.com turbomeeting appliance as well as with skype for all kinda business communications online..Its been 15 months since purchased and there haven't be any issue at all.