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iUSBCam2.2.5

23 December 2008

Use a USB camera with iChat AV (supports up to OS X 10.5).

Overview

iUSBCam is plugin that allows iChat to work with most any USB webcam.

What's new in iUSBCam

Version 2.2.5 adds support for using a USB webcam with iChat in Mac OS X 10.5.6.

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43 Reviews of iUSBCam

5
Snowwhitesickette
07 July 2009
Version: 2.2.5

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I am very happy with iUSBCam. It works as advertised, with a Hue Clique USB webcam and 10.4.11. The developer is helpful and prompt responding to questions. I had asked about the licensing, and the developer informed me that my license is good for all of my personal Macs, which makes the low price even better. The trial period is one week, which is plenty of time to determine if it will work. A driver must also be installed for the USB camera to work. I got mine from the webcam manufacturer's website- the most recent driver instead of the outdated one that came with the CD. If your camera manufacturer doesn't have a Mac OS X driver, check out Macam, a free USB webcam driver that is available here at MacUpdate. For some reason, the feature that IMO makes iUSBCam a necessity, is not even mentioned in the description above. It enables older Macs that don't meet the requirements set by Apple to broadcast video in iChat and other IM programs. I installed it on a 400MHz G3 iMac and a 466MHz iBook SE, and it works perfectly. Also enables an external iSight to work on older Macs that fall under the requirements. Prior to iUSBCam, the iSight would power itself off after showing a few seconds of video- enough to know that the computer was not the problem. Because of iUSBCam, I can use my USB webcam in iChat, or my FireWire iSight on all of my Macs. Fantastic!
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Ward
16 October 2009
Version: 2.2.5
Compatibility Note: iUSBCam is no longer supported in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). source: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/iusbcam/
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5
Snowwhitesickette
07 July 2009
Version: 2.2.5
I am very happy with iUSBCam. It works as advertised, with a Hue Clique USB webcam and 10.4.11. The developer is helpful and prompt responding to questions. I had asked about the licensing, and the developer informed me that my license is good for all of my personal Macs, which makes the low price even better. The trial period is one week, which is plenty of time to determine if it will work. A driver must also be installed for the USB camera to work. I got mine from the webcam manufacturer's website- the most recent driver instead of the outdated one that came with the CD. If your camera manufacturer doesn't have a Mac OS X driver, check out Macam, a free USB webcam driver that is available here at MacUpdate. For some reason, the feature that IMO makes iUSBCam a necessity, is not even mentioned in the description above. It enables older Macs that don't meet the requirements set by Apple to broadcast video in iChat and other IM programs. I installed it on a 400MHz G3 iMac and a 466MHz iBook SE, and it works perfectly. Also enables an external iSight to work on older Macs that fall under the requirements. Prior to iUSBCam, the iSight would power itself off after showing a few seconds of video- enough to know that the computer was not the problem. Because of iUSBCam, I can use my USB webcam in iChat, or my FireWire iSight on all of my Macs. Fantastic!
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Ohgood
19 March 2008
Version: 2.2.4
iUSBCam 2.2.4 seems to work with Leopard 10.5.2 and iChat (current) but usability is very poor. THere are problems with the application apparently, as this is being written to syslog 10-20 times a second: 3/19/08 8:20:43 AM iChat[803] *** Break on _NSLockError() to debug. Which means the ahrddrive and cpu are going like mad. Working and usable are two different things. :)
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Donkeyotay
17 August 2007
Version: 2.2.1
I have a Logitech Quickcam with an inbuilt microphone, but cannot get the audio to work. Beautiful pictures though. Any help?
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Cloudniner
15 November 2006
Version: 2.1
This program is a ten! I have a 24 inch iMac with the built in camera. I really like the ability to use a USB web cam as it gives me the ability to sit and relax instead of sitting fixed in front of the iMac. Gladly bought the program minutes after using it.
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5
macgurutech
03 May 2006
Version: 2.1
Outstanding software makes usb cameras finally useful on any OS X Mac and very nice interface can easily compare with Apple's own cameras.
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Riotgurrrl
31 December 2005
Version: 2.0.6
It doesn't work with the Eye Toy 3 camera (usb; sony; SCEH-0004 (??)) which is an usb camera can sombody HELP me?
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5
Anonymous
11 November 2005
Version: 2.0.6
Works great on Tiger and Powerbook 667DVI
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Anonymous
27 October 2005
Version: 2.0.6
How come I cant get more then two people in a video chat(me and another person)?Is it because I havent registered yet?Great software though,I dont know why apple didnt include support for usb cameras.If the camera works in quicktime I dont understant why it wouldent work in ichat(probably because they want people to buy the isight).Very usefull software,alot cheaper then a 150 dollar isight.
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3.5
Anonymous
10 August 2005
Version: 2.0.3
Version 2.0.3 works perfectly on tiger with macam and the Philips USB ToUcam on my 1GHz G4 PB!
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Anonymous
04 May 2005
Version: 2.0.2
2.0.2 is incompatible with Tiger 10.4. There's a compatible beta on their site 2.0.3b6.
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4.5
Anonymous
30 April 2005
Version: 2.0.2
Well installed Tiger 10.4 tonight and webcam doesnt work in ichat anymore. When might we see a update or am i not doing something right? great app love it.
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5
Anonymous
02 November 2004
Version: 2.0.2
IMAC DV 450 Mhz 320 MB RAM ISIGHT ICHAT AV 2.1 (v153) There is no need to buy a new mac anymore!!!! It works as advertize.
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4.5
Anonymous
18 August 2004
Version: 2.0
Great piece of software. Does the job, opened up the world of video conferencing for USB webcam owners. There are few cheap alternatives to the Apple iSight which are really worth paying for. Get yourself a USB cam and away you go. i recommend the Logitech QuickCam 4000. Worked a breeze. Picked one up brand new on eBay for £21!! There are a few flaws with this software. It is quite processor intensive when running iChat. I am not sure that this is down to iChatUSBCam but I have my suspicions. Also, if you have your energy saver setting not set to 'Highest' you get an annoying message whenever you start iChat which you cannot choose to 'stop showing in future'. Overall its best to get this software and a USB webcam than fork out £120 for an iSight!
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Riddler
07 August 2004
Version: 2.0
Just tried this for the first time with a Toucam Pro and IOXperts drivers on my Dad's Dual 533 G4. Tried two video chats and both worked perfectly. The Toucam Pro was always a great cam, if ugly, so I'm chuffed my Pa can put it to use now. It does eat alot of CPU cycles but then it is having to convert the USB video feed to a DV feed on the fly isn't it?
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Anonymous
06 August 2004
Version: 2.0
Works ok, but the picture is mirrored and when camera is on iChat uses 80% om my CPU which is a 1.5 ghz powerbook.
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5
Anonymous
29 February 2004
Version: 1.1.2
My new iSight didn't work on an old iMac, old iBook, and B&W G3 used my my sister's and mom, respectively (Apple restricts usage to 600Mhz+ G3+ systems). This program worked immediately and without any fuss. Beautiful.
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Petrielm
28 January 2004
Version: 1.1.2
I was so exited to see that some people out there finally gave the opporutnity to people who owned a USB web-cam to use iChat AV. Thank you! However, I have to say that even if I downloaded the iChatUSBCam 1.1.2 version more than four (4) times, it never worked! It also seems like it actually messed up my Fire Wire connection, for I cannot use my Digital Camcorder anymore with my iBook. So, sorry mates, it was a good idea, but it did not really work! I do not advice anyone to install iChatUSBCam 1.2.1 at all.
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4.5
Anonymous
22 December 2003
Version: 1.1.1
Works like a charm on my imac 400 and AiptekPenCam To GM: RTFM and go here: http://www.multi-cam.net/camera_downloads.html ;-)
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Anonymous
22 December 2003
Version: 1.1.1
Works fine with my iBook G3 500 640MB using either my iSight or my Sony DV Camcorder connected through the Firewire port.
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Anonymous
22 December 2003
Version: 1.1.1
I have a 15"FR iMac w/ all of the very latest upgrades. I have a QuickCam (USB). This ap freezes my iChatAV upon loading. I must either force quit it or unplug the webcam which then causes iChat to "unexpectantly quit". If I plug in the webcam after iChat has loaded, iChat doesn't recognize any cam connected. In short: Useless!! Even worse than useless after all of the hoops you must jump through after downloading and installing other software just to make this one work. Thank goodness they both come with un-installers!! I think I'll scrape up a few $$ and buy myself an iSight for Christmas and maintain the high quality of products on and in my Mac, rather than taking a PC-user-like route and duct taping cheap aps all over it, risking having a similar future of problems and troubleshooting a hard drive full of crapware, making $150 seem like a cheap investment.
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2.25
Anonymous
22 December 2003
Version: 1.1.1
The reason I as an iSight user would use this app is to do some color correction, focus control, and white point balancing. Unfortunately the demo doesn't allow you to access this part of the app. So what am I supposed to do? Pay before I try? I dont think so.
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3.75
Anonymous
01 December 2003
Version: 1.1
Well, every since Panther came out, I have been waiting for this. However, after installing it, I'm not as happy as the performance with 10.2.x. Needless to say, it has performed fairly well, but the new release has an odd, what I could call a bug in it. Granted, I don't have a plethora of web cams to test it with, but my USB cam is fairly new (2003 model), and I have a about a 80-100 pixel green bar to the left in the preview window.
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Anonymous
28 November 2003
Version: 1.0.2
re: what are they waiting for.. man, i bought chatusbcam before i got my os x panther release. what a waste of money. bet they aren't able to release a proper version.... maybe the new quicktime doesn't allow those kind of hacks.. well, if ecamm would at least post ANY status on their website. but we're all sitting in the dark here. PLEASE SAY SOMETHING!
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Anonymous
26 November 2003
Version: 1.0.2
QuickTime 6.4 was released more than a month ago (10/16/2003), and Ecamm didn't make iChatUSBCam compatible with it. What are they waiting for???
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Anonymous
02 November 2003
Version: 1.0.2
iChatUSBCam is not compatible with QuickTime 6.4 yet: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/ichatusbcam/issues.html
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Anonymous
01 November 2003
Version: 1.0.2
SAME PROBLEM!!! All used to work beautifully...but I think it was after an Apple Upate...possibly when I went to 10.2.8 that this software began to NOT work! I have reinstalled everything, but I am thinking that this is something that may have been caused by APPLE somehow during a software update. Best Regards, -Asagai
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Anonymous
31 October 2003
Version: 1.0.2
I have just encountered the same exact problem. Just installed Panther and bought the quickcam zoom only to find that they are not compatable:(
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Jan-Dalsgaard
29 October 2003
Version: 1.0.2
I have jus installed The Panther 10.3 and Application Enhancer (Updated for Panther ver. 1.4.1) and Your iChatUSBCam ver. 1.0 2 - I am using iChat 2.0 (ver 145). My camera is a Logitech QuickCam Zoom, and it works with WideoPlayer, so the Camera is compatible with Panther. BUT NEVER THE LESS, THE CAMERA DOES NOT WORK WITH ICHAT, WHAT CAN I DO. Jan Dalsgaard - Aktiv Data, Denmark PS It is a problem, as I have written about Your program (3 pages) in my book about Panther, and now I have hundreds of customers ringing me asking for an explanation. Answer URGENTLY Please. Jan
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5
Anonymous
11 August 2003
Version: 1.0.1
This program rocks! I have been waiting since AV came out for a program that would allow me to use my existing USB cam. This is a MUST HAVE! Go Ecamm!
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5
Anonymous
11 August 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Great one!!! purchased it straight away. Works great with my cheap little web camera. Saved me a fortune buying a new camera to work with iChat AV. Well worth it!!!
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Ken
11 August 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Since there is no way for the developer to respond directly to you, it doesn't make any sense to post support related things like questions to MacUpdate. Please send any problem reports or questions to ichatsusbcam@ecamm.com instead of posting them here. You will most likely get a response within a few hours. If you post them here there is now way to get an answer to you.
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Anonymous
11 August 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Anyone know if this works with other USB non-webcam cameras? Like my Canon Powershot S30, for example?
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3.75
Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 1.0
will not install... i had the latest beta installed, but when i open installer i only get "21" in the main window?!?!?! why?
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Gordymac
22 July 2003
Version: 1.0b2
It works fine on my Quicksilver (OS X 10.2.6)with the Logitech QuickCam 3000. Thanks IOXperts--um, I mean Ecamm.
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5
Anonymous
14 July 2003
Version: 1.0b2
This is AWESOME. I am SO thrilled that this was made. I used this with my D-link C100 cam with the macam drivers, I did have to reboot to work, but once it was there it worked like a charm! I love the video quality in iChat and had no idea it would look this great. Beats the socks off of using Yahoo for video chat! A billion thanks to the Developer!
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4.5
Les
14 July 2003
Version: 1.0b2
does one need to have broadband service for the video to work? I am on an eMac, 700 Mhz, G4. Using an Aiptek camera with Macam driver.
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4.5
Anonymous
13 July 2003
Version: 1.0b2
brilliant!! It works, and works well! I'm using a digital dream l'espion camera - which you can pick up for less than $60 or £40ukp. Good picture, everything peachy. :D I'm Impressed!!
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3.75
Anonymous
12 July 2003
Version: 1.0b1
Disables the sound input from my Philips ToUcam Pro Webcam, with the Macam driver, if used with iChat.
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Anonymous
12 July 2003
Version: 1.0b1
I was really dubious whether this would work as webcams are notoriously difficult to manage. and whoomp! there it is! pukka. it all "just works" like any mac should/does! thanks for making this, its going to make my mac that bit more exciting to use!
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Jeff
11 July 2003
Version: 1.0b1
Works quite fine with my old philips USB Vesta and Macam as driver. Even if the video isn't very smooth, despite a 512 DSL connection, it's a great job, sorry Mister Jobs, I won"t bye your iSight :-)
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4.75
Anonymous
11 July 2003
Version: 1.0b1
I followed the instructions and it works just fine. The Video is not as fast as iSight and the picture quality will depend on the kind of USB-cam one uses. - iSight ? no thank you !
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4.75
11 July 2003
Version: 1.0b1
THIS WORKS! It makes my USB video camera recognized in iChat, but am not able to make video chat to my buddy, maybe still need faster internet connection. ATM on dail-up connection. At least I don't have to spend $$$'s for diff cam. doneagle
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