New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

How do you use iChat?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
DarkRaven24

 
DarkRaven24's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 26, 2006
Location: Mission, Tx
Posts: 34
DarkRaven24 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo 1GB RAM

DarkRaven24 is offline
can you chat with like someone else using video with iChat? I have it opened here but I dont know how to use it.
QUOTE Thanks
Zoolook

 
Zoolook's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 24, 2006
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 2,751
Zoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5

Zoolook is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkRaven24 View Post
can you chat with like someone else using video with iChat? I have it opened here but I dont know how to use it.
I've never used it either, because you either need a .mac account (that'll be $99 sir to get 5gigs of space and a chat account, plus 5 email addresses you can get free from anywhere) or AIM, which is almost equally awful.

I use Adium, which allows you to log in to your AIM, MSN, Yahoo or virtually any other chat client yuo signed up with over the years. Not sure if you can use a camera yet, I haven't tried.
QUOTE Thanks
BIG D 04

 
BIG D 04's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
Location: Birmingham (S), UK
Posts: 665
BIG D 04 is a jewel in the roughBIG D 04 is a jewel in the roughBIG D 04 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 20" iMac Intel Core Duo 2 (Standard)

BIG D 04 is offline
Well have you set up an account? with either AIM or.Mac?

As you can't video chat via Jabber.

If you have and included some "Buddies" just click on Video logo next to there logo on the Right Hand Side and that should invite them to a Video Chat. Then Bingo!

If you haven't set up either Accounts, goto Preferences then Accounts and Add either AIM or .Mac the set up is pretty straight forward.

--------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoolook View Post
I use Adium, which allows you to log in to your AIM, MSN, Yahoo or virtually any other chat client yuo signed up with over the years. Not sure if you can use a camera yet, I haven't tried.
I used Adium before it was alright but my main problem was with the MSN Service so I had to drop it. I've switched to AIM and GoogleTalk niether of which I'd give a glowing review. But AIM is fairly decent!

Damien Healy
iMac 20" OSX 10.4.9 Tiger | thebigman87.com |
QUOTE Thanks
BIG D 04

 
BIG D 04's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
Location: Birmingham (S), UK
Posts: 665
BIG D 04 is a jewel in the roughBIG D 04 is a jewel in the roughBIG D 04 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 20" iMac Intel Core Duo 2 (Standard)

BIG D 04 is offline
----Delete----

Damien Healy
iMac 20" OSX 10.4.9 Tiger | thebigman87.com |
QUOTE Thanks
relapse

 
Member Since: Nov 01, 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 65
relapse is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17 inch iMac / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 gHz / 1 GB RAM / 250gb hd / Black iPod Nano 2nd gen 8gb

relapse is offline
Yahoo Messenger works quite well.

I didn't know that you needed a .mac account to use video feature through iChat? Lame.

QUOTE Thanks
BIG D 04

 
BIG D 04's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
Location: Birmingham (S), UK
Posts: 665
BIG D 04 is a jewel in the roughBIG D 04 is a jewel in the roughBIG D 04 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 20" iMac Intel Core Duo 2 (Standard)

BIG D 04 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by relapse View Post
Yahoo Messenger works quite well.

I didn't know that you needed a .mac account to use video feature through iChat? Lame.
You can use AIM instead though.

It would be good if iChat supported other Accounts such as Yahoo or maybe MSN but I doubt it

Also the problem with iChat is if you have more than 1 account you have to have separate windows for each of your buddy lists instead of having a combined list, like on Adium.

Damien Healy
iMac 20" OSX 10.4.9 Tiger | thebigman87.com |
QUOTE Thanks
relapse

 
Member Since: Nov 01, 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 65
relapse is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17 inch iMac / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 gHz / 1 GB RAM / 250gb hd / Black iPod Nano 2nd gen 8gb

relapse is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG D 04 View Post
Also the problem with iChat is if you have more than 1 account you have to have separate windows for each of your buddy lists instead of having a combined list, like on Adium.
Adium on Mac = Trillian for Windows, right?

And does Adium support IRC?

QUOTE Thanks
BIG D 04

 
BIG D 04's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
Location: Birmingham (S), UK
Posts: 665
BIG D 04 is a jewel in the roughBIG D 04 is a jewel in the roughBIG D 04 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 20" iMac Intel Core Duo 2 (Standard)

BIG D 04 is offline
Not as far as I know...You can check out these two sites

Aduim - http://www.adiumx.com/
Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IRC_clients#Mac_OS

Hope that Helps

Damien Healy
iMac 20" OSX 10.4.9 Tiger | thebigman87.com |
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Media Center for a Mac? | iPhoto - Seperate Accounts »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Share your iChat ID's... Meet other Macusers and feel less in exile! hype.it Switcher Hangout 60 10-15-2009 10:50 AM
iChat to AIM from US to Japan...voice chat help? DakRoland OS X - Apps and Games 5 01-22-2008 01:10 AM
iChat Question bloom OS X - Apps and Games 4 09-26-2006 01:18 PM
iSight not working with iChat sevenhelmet Other Hardware and Peripherals 5 03-10-2006 05:15 PM
ichat help BigBear OS X - Apps and Games 2 09-02-2005 08:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?