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    normal1
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    Video on iChat dropping?
    Okay so whats the deal with iChat dropping the video conference connection?
    I have an old hi8 "palcorder" going through an av-to-dv converter (avc110 I think is the brand) - I can use the camcorder fine to convert videos with iMovie and make dvds and such but when it comes to streaming it goes bye-bye after 10 seconds.

    Has anyone else experienced this? - I've googled it and there are a couple of people with the same issue, but they arent using analog video cameras which leads me to believe it isnt the av-to-dv adapter.. but who knows

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    Video on iChat dropping?

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    I don't think iChat is designed to be used with an analog camera through a bridge. I use an iSight and have never had the connection drop on me
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    normal1
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    well that sucks.. know of a similar program that I can use? - I just need it to work with aim cause my mom has it... I suppose I could install a streaming server but thats a little bit beyond what I want to do. Any clues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by normal1
    well that sucks.. know of a similar program that I can use? - I just need it to work with aim cause my mom has it... I suppose I could install a streaming server but thats a little bit beyond what I want to do. Any clues?
    You can use ichatusbcam to trick ichat into using USB web cams in ichat. I don't know if it will allow an analog device to work, but they mention the interview lite on their site so maybe it works. anyway its shareware so you test your set up with the free trial and then buy it if it works and delete it if it doesn't. I use it with a Logitech USB cam and it works great.

    Good luck.

    Edit: you can download ichatusbcam from: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/ichatusbcam/

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    normal1
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    Thanks I'll give it a try.

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