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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Sep 21, 2006
    ichat and video
    my ichat seems to be working just fine, but it wont let me do video conferencing. any hel p would be appreciated

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Nov 07, 2006
    iChat requires you, and the other user, to open specific ports on your router. Although iChat offers the best quaity video chat, it's not the easist to set up and will rarely work on any public access internet/WiFi. SKYPE video chat is easier and works unser all circumstances I've tried so far but the vidoe quality suffers.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2006
    Los Angeles
    17 inch iMac / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 gHz / 1 GB RAM / 250gb hd / Black iPod Nano 2nd gen 8gb
    iChat is a headache. Granted the video quality is decent, it's still a hassle. I don't even have a router, and I can't get it to work properly.

    Basically when you log into iChat (AIM) click the little video camera thingy next to your buddies screen name. Your buddy needs to have a fairly updated version of AIM as well. When you click the icon, it should send in a request which he will then approve. This is a good time to make sure you are fully clothed

    Also, the thing about iChat is that there is a very good chance the problem isn't on your end, but on his. If your friend has a router, he will need to configure it properly. In addition, depending on what kind of networks the both of you are on, you may have high bandwith and your friend may have low. This creates problems as well.

    Also, if he's a Window's user, the problem gets only more difficult. Everyone rants and raves about iChat, but it's lack of compatability with Windows based machines irritates me.

    I wish Adium had video support, life would be beautiful then.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    I have used iChatAV since the first release with my iSight and have never had a connection issue with it. I am behind a firewall at school but the only restriction that gives me is that I can't initiate the video chat, but I can accept it without any problems
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  5. #5
    Ichat video problem
    Ok so i just bought a new Macbook Pro and i want to video chat with my friend with Australia and my girlfriend. Well every time i try to do it it gives me an error. Also my friend is able to talk to my girlfriend and i am not. This could lead to something bad. haha. but if someone could help me that would be awesome thanks.

    I have a netgear router and i have opened all the ports needed.

    I have basically done everything i have thought of. please help

    This is the error it gives me. look at the next thread.

  6. #6
    Ichat video problem 2
    Video Conference User Report:

    Binary Images Description for "iChat":
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