So, I use Pidgin for IM. It is like Trillian, but I like it better. No webcam support. I don’t webcam really, but I wondered today what I could use to webcam if I wanted to. I found a site, tokbox that lets you do just that, through the web – cool!
Anyway’s, It works fine on Vista with my webcam hooked up on my Dell, but I tried it on XP on Parallels on my MacBook and it couldn’t find a cam, WTF? So I did some digging and this is what I found, it will work, you just need to set it up!
In the MacBook, Parallels menu->Devices->USB->Built-In iSight which will enable it for use in XP..but no drivers. Here they are – iSight Drivers For Windows XP.
When going through the driver wizard in XP, point to the extracted drivers from that zip and it should work! Happy web camming! :)
BTW – I am on tokbox now (http://tokbox.com/ScaleOvenStove), so if you want to chat, audio/video, give me a "call". I haven’t tried it yet with anyone.