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kim222
Apr 25, 2011, 01:27 AM
Hi, can anyone tell me If i can use facetime to video chat with window pc? I use msn pc to pc. Now i want to use my ipad. I search on this subject but couldn' find answers to it yet. Do i need to use a video chat app? Then what is the best one out there? Thanks.



ryanvalle
Apr 25, 2011, 01:48 AM
Skype maybe?

FaceTime is a Mac and iOS thing only.

saving107
Apr 25, 2011, 02:02 AM
Skype and Yahoo Messenger might be an option, but I haven't used those programs on Windows so I can't be certain.

XXFirefighter
Apr 25, 2011, 02:14 AM
You can't Facetime to a PC, but you CAN AIM Messenger, Skype, yahoo... or google chat video !

spiderman0616
Apr 25, 2011, 09:47 AM
Keep in mind the Skype app is still not yet optimized for iPad. It's a just a blown up version of the iPhone app.

shandyman
Apr 25, 2011, 09:49 AM
Skype was fine to pc.

There was talk of a windows FaceTime app, but that was just before the mac beta of FaceTime came out. No word since

fertilized-egg
Apr 25, 2011, 09:50 AM
Keep in mind the Skype app is still not yet optimized for iPad. It's a just a blown up version of the iPhone app.

Personally I don't find it too much of a hindrance for video chat, especially with the jailbroken iPad with RetinaPad. It works pretty well and looks good. Unfortunately there's no break for the iPad 2 so mo RetinaPad, or is there a jailbreak now?

brudog68
Apr 25, 2011, 12:35 PM
You can't Facetime to a PC, but you CAN AIM Messenger, Skype, yahoo... or google chat video !

yahoo and google can use the cameras on ipad2 for video chat?

trying to find a solution myself...

blazinz
Apr 25, 2011, 02:48 PM
well ive used video chat with my gf..she was on a pc and was on my iphone4
we used yahoo.. so i would assume its the same for ipad..

Natesac
Apr 25, 2011, 09:38 PM
When FaceTime was first unveiled with the iPhone 4 apple said that FaceTime would be made an open standard. This has yet to come true.....

ea9
Apr 25, 2011, 10:59 PM
While they are at it maybe integrate a real instant messenger for all iOS devices....something that doesn't abuse data. All those third party apps are aweful. Just copy bbm into FaceTime,make a windows client and bababoom 50 million more users. Maybe make an extra buck by selling it in the blackberry and android app stores. Hah :D

kim222
Apr 26, 2011, 12:16 AM
I installed vtok on ipad and google video chat (with igoogle) on pc. It seemsworking fine :)

namsilat
Jul 25, 2011, 10:31 AM
So going back to the very original question, from an iPad2 is it possible to video chat with a MSN contact on PC?

StruckANerve
Jul 25, 2011, 12:03 PM
Skype is the best app out for Video Chat. It works on any platform. Iphone to PC, iMac to Android phone. It works over 3g and it has free instant messages.

Tarzanman
Jul 25, 2011, 12:37 PM
Skype video chat and Android video chat are not yet available on all Android devices.

Android video chat in particular will probably only be 2.3+. Skype video chat is only available on the Nexus S and one of the Verizon phones (i forget which one)

The best option for cross platform video chat (including iOS/Android/PC) are yahoo messenger or Oovoo.

namsilat
Jul 25, 2011, 12:50 PM
Skype is the best app out for Video Chat. It works on any platform. Iphone to PC, iMac to Android phone. It works over 3g and it has free instant messages.

Sorry if this question sounds too basic and dumb, but I can access my MSN contact list using Skype? Or alternatively, if I am running Skype and the other PC user is running Windows Live Messenger, would that work for video chat?

donnaw
Jul 25, 2011, 02:37 PM
Sorry if this question sounds too basic and dumb, but I can access my MSN contact list using Skype? Or alternatively, if I am running Skype and the other PC user is running Windows Live Messenger, would that work for video chat?

Anyone you call must have a Skype account. The account is free and very easy to set up but still a necessity. And of course both of you must have Skype installed on your device. Skype cannot "chat" with Windows Live. Skype chats with Skype, Windows Live Messenger chats with Windows Live Messenger, etc.

By the way, Skype works very well. On a PC or an IPad. The quality of the call depends on the quality of the connection either of you have. My husband and I have. Used Skype from the US to Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait, Italy, Mexico, Romania and several other places (he travels a lot).

namsilat
Jul 25, 2011, 02:51 PM
With acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, I was hoping there will eventually be some sort of interoperability between these networks, if not already. The problem is my contacts are mostly on Windows Live Messenger, perhaps because their contacts are too. It would not be easy to convince all of them to set up Skype.

MrGimper
Feb 25, 2014, 04:10 AM
When FaceTime was first unveiled with the iPhone 4 apple said that FaceTime would be made an open standard. This has yet to come true.....

Was about to post the same thing .... wonder why there are no Windows clients for it yet.

csixty4
Feb 25, 2014, 09:35 AM
Was about to post the same thing .... wonder why there are no Windows clients for it yet.

Shortly after Facetime was announced, a company called VirnetX sued Apple for patent infringement and won $368 million in damages. Apple made substantial changes to how Facetime works, but every time Apple releases another product with Facetime support, VirnetX takes them to court again (http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/14/virnetx-heads-back-to-court-adds-latest-apple-products-to-facetime-patent-lawsuit) claiming the changes didn't go far enough.