Software always runs your camera, so you need to select software that does what you want. Consider these sources to get you started with your search for the software you like best for video chat between Mac and PC users"
° Set up and use iChat (already installed on your Mac as part of Mac OS X):
Start here: Mac 101: iChat
Need more help?: video conference tutorial for mac pc using iChat and AIM
(Your PC friends must have compatible software on their systems,)
• Both you and your PC friend can connect via Google Talk.
• As suggested above, both you and your PC friends can install, set up,
• You can search the web or Mac App Store for other video chat application candidates.
Check each app of interest for its unique features, cost, and system compatibility.
If you are trying to use Flash based web sites that you open in your browser, there is no difference in operation regardless of whether your webcam is being viewed by a PC or by another Mac user. However, if you are having problems with Flash sites, verify that your Flash plug-in is the latest one that is compatible with your system.
• You can find the latest Flash version that works with your OS X 10.7.3 using this page:
If you need to update, use your Mac's Disk Utility to repair permissions. Then follow Adobe's instructions here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/908/cpsid_90893.html
Be sure to uninstall your current Flash player before installing the new one.
Repair permissions again immediately following installation of the updated Flash player.
• Be aware that the current Flash Player Preferences can be configured in your
Lion Mac's > System Preferences... These settings may be blocking Flash on a system-wide basis.
• Individual Flash settings are still configured in the same way as older versions: