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kalel77
Jun 1, 2013, 02:41 AM
hey everyone,
after skype recently cut it out the video library for mac users that using version 2.8, basically all the powerpc machines :mad:, there is a good alternative to make video conference between mac and pc?
I using iChat for all my mac contacts, but now I really need another solutions that let me make videochat with windows users.
Thanks for the help!



ihuman:D
Jun 1, 2013, 04:57 AM
You could use Adium with the Skype plug-in?

meme1255
Jun 1, 2013, 05:05 AM
If you don't need group calls, then you can call via Jabber / XMPP .. iMessage.app supports calling this way.. And there exists client for Windows that supports that but I can't remember now - For Linux there's plenty of clients..

Intell
Jun 1, 2013, 08:41 AM
You could use Adium with the Skype plug-in?

That still requires Skype to be running in the background and working. The Adium Skype plug-in only links Adium to Skype's APIs.

Wildy
Jun 1, 2013, 09:33 AM
I must have missed this thread as I posted in the other one. Check out Jitsi - open source and cross-platform.

meme1255
Jun 1, 2013, 10:10 AM
I must have missed this thread as I posted in the other one. Check out Jitsi - open source and cross-platform.

That's the client I wanted to suggest. Thank you!

kalel77
Jun 2, 2013, 11:02 AM
That's the client I wanted to suggest. Thank you!

Mac PowerPc can't use imessages and either adium/skype comvination.
I downloaded the jitsi but i can't use both the isight camera and the logitech c310 camera.
Any suggestions?

jknight8907
Jun 2, 2013, 11:03 AM
hey everyone,
after skype recently cut it out the video library for mac users that using version 2.8, basically all the powerpc machines :mad:, there is a good alternative to make video conference between mac and pc?
I using iChat for all my mac contacts, but now I really need another solutions that let me make videochat with windows users.
Thanks for the help!

Google chat does video.

Wildy
Jun 2, 2013, 11:24 AM
Google Talk is EOL.

tampasteve
Jun 2, 2013, 01:12 PM
What about using the Hangout feature of Google+?

MisterKeeks
Jun 2, 2013, 03:34 PM
What about using the Hangout feature of Google+?

Don't think that works on PowerPC.

AppleDeviceUser
Jun 2, 2013, 04:06 PM
You could do google hangouts, however I would suggest getting a new machine. If you're using a power pc processor still you definitely need an upgrade.

MrPilot
Jun 2, 2013, 04:11 PM
I don't get it... I'm still doing video calls with skype on PowerPC....

Antonius
Jun 2, 2013, 04:46 PM
I don't get it... I'm still doing video calls with skype on PowerPC....

And so am I, I'm a little confused here....

MrPilot
Jun 2, 2013, 04:53 PM
And so am I, I'm a little confused here....

It wouldnt make sense to remove video capability on ppc since the video feed goes peer to peer and not through any skype servers...

Antonius
Jun 2, 2013, 04:59 PM
It wouldnt make sense to remove video capability on ppc since the video feed goes peer to peer and not through any skype servers...

Maybe the op wants an alternative to skype, Yahoo messenger should still work

wobegong
Jun 3, 2013, 08:06 AM
And so am I, I'm a little confused here....

Same here, just completed a video call back home no problems...

kalel77
Jun 4, 2013, 10:39 AM
What about using the Hangout feature of Google+?
The main features as video, don't work on Mac PPC..

I don't get it... I'm still doing video calls with skype on PowerPC....

And so am I, I'm a little confused here....

Maybe the op wants an alternative to skype, Yahoo messenger should still work

Same here, just completed a video call back home no problems...
If you're able to do video conference on Skype is because from the other side the user have a Skype version <6.2 when they will update the new version, in both case, Windows or Mac, than you won't be able to do videoconference anymore.
Check more info here:
http://community.skype.com/t5/Mac-Linux/skype-2-8-0-866-video-not-working/td-p/1485601
We need a good substitute for Skype Win-Mac conference because for mac - mac ichat still the best software I ever used.
Jitsi seems to be nice but the webcams don't working..

wobegong
Jun 5, 2013, 03:29 AM
My parents live (literally) on the other side of the world and Skype is crucial, of course I don't have to use the G5 but thats the machine (now out of semi retirement again...) sitting on my desk so why should I dig out my iPad (and plug in speakers/earbuds as the speaker is too weak to hear properly) or pull my laptop out of its bag - I want to just (ideally) flop at my desk and take/make the call. (My parents use an iPad only).

So assuming the iPad version of Skype will also soon go the same way, I'll just make sure they do not upgrade their Skype version.

Other straightforward alternative appears to be Yahoo Messenger, its PPC supported apparently and still and has an iOS app supporting video/audio though would have to test that out, no experience with Yahoo at all.

kalel77
Jun 7, 2013, 09:53 AM
Ok guys just a little update:
I tried to video skype with a friend that have the most recent MacBook Pro with 10.8.4.
If he use the most recent Skype version, video with me Power Pc User, it's not allowed, after he downgraded to the version 6.0 everything with the video was working perfectly.
I presume the same solution is ok with Widows users that use version 6.0
Cheers.
Enrico

spunkgarLEWII
Jun 7, 2013, 11:10 AM
I think I mentioned this earlier in the thread. Any downgrade from 6.3 or 6.2 will work for both ends, PowerPC included. Its when on the other end a PC user or IntelMac user installs 6.2 or 6.3, thats when you will run into video chat problem on the PPC end.

Ok guys just a little update:
I tried to video skype with a friend that have the most recent MacBook Pro with 10.8.4.
If he use the most recent Skype version, video with me Power Pc User, it's not allowed, after he downgraded to the version 6.0 everything with the video was working perfectly.
I presume the same solution is ok with Widows users that use version 6.0
Cheers.
Enrico

skinniezinho
Jun 8, 2013, 11:10 AM
I must have missed this thread as I posted in the other one. Check out Jitsi - open source and cross-platform.

anyone tested it on powerpc?
oughta love opensource!

rabidz7
Jun 8, 2013, 02:07 PM
You could do google hangouts, however I would suggest getting a new machine. If you're using a power pc processor still you definitely need an upgrade.

No you don't. I am so tired of people who would go into the PowerPC sub-forum and start hating on PowerPC. Would you tell someone UPGRADE UPGRADE UPGRADE if they had a 2009 MBP 15"? The QC PMG5 has a higher geekbench score, and is just more fun to use. I have an 8 core 8150 AMD PC with 7970 GPU, and the PowerMac G5 is almost always in use while the PC is powering extra HDDs on the PowerMac, or connected to the 7800GTX powering it, to put less stress on the lobo (logicboard).

spunkgarLEWII
Jun 8, 2013, 03:32 PM
Dude,

I don't know why you got AMD. What if you decide to hackintosh your PC? There is virtually no support for making an AMD PC into a hackintosh without serious modifications. Just my .02 on that.

As far as bashing PowerPC? Those naysayers can say what they want, but in the end so long as the computer and OS are doing what you want it to the machine is far from being obsolete.

My G5 Quad and PowerBook G4 1.67 are going incredibly strong, even though I have a 6-core Mac Pro.. and depending on what kind of Mac Pro is to be released at WWDC this will be the main factor in determining whether or not i plan to sell off my Mac Pro currently.

No you don't. I am so tired of people who would go into the PowerPC sub-forum and start hating on PowerPC. Would you tell someone UPGRADE UPGRADE UPGRADE if they had a 2009 MBP 15"? The QC PMG5 has a higher geekbench score, and is just more fun to use. I have an 8 core 8150 AMD PC with 7970 GPU, and the PowerMac G5 is almost always in use while the PC is powering extra HDDs on the PowerMac, or connected to the 7800GTX powering it, to put less stress on the lobo (logicboard).

AppleDeviceUser
Jun 8, 2013, 06:29 PM
I wasn't bashing power pc, in fact I love old Apple machines! I was just saying you should get a new machine to use from day to day, it will support way more stuff and be way faster!

kalel77
Jun 9, 2013, 04:59 AM
anyone tested it on powerpc?
oughta love opensource!

I tried to use Jitsi on my Powerbook 1.67ghz but for some reason I can't use any of my webcams, I have a logitech and a isight but both of them aren't loaded from the Jitsi preferences. Do anyone know any solutions?

Dude,

I don't know why you got AMD. What if you decide to hackintosh your PC? There is virtually no support for making an AMD PC into a hackintosh without serious modifications. Just my .02 on that.

As far as bashing PowerPC? Those naysayers can say what they want, but in the end so long as the computer and OS are doing what you want it to the machine is far from being obsolete.

My G5 Quad and PowerBook G4 1.67 are going incredibly strong, even though I have a 6-core Mac Pro.. and depending on what kind of Mac Pro is to be released at WWDC this will be the main factor in determining whether or not i plan to sell off my Mac Pro currently.

I wasn't bashing power pc, in fact I love old Apple machines! I was just saying you should get a new machine to use from day to day, it will support way more stuff and be way faster!

Concerning all this stuff, unfortunately in my opinion this is a consequence of the marketing policy by Apple especially from when in the last decade they jump to be a f*@# consumers company.
Before than, they use to supporting the old machine more longer, I can remember one of the Jobs speeches about when apple switched from PPC to Intel, he said that apple (just to let customers as me and many other that just bought a "old " machine a month before, feel safe) will be support the PPC world at least until the 2012!! The truth? Everybody knows it. Than come the real question from all the other hardware and software companies... if Apple quit support the PPCs why we should keep doing it?
Unfortunately they work in a way to convince people that, after 12 months a product is already obsolete, and the most sad thing?
The 60% of people believe that and, pay (even when they can't afford) for something that probably they don't need, because what they have works just great, but, just because everyone say upgrade upgrade upgrade upgrade..
Sorry for the long opinion, it just came out.
Cheers

itickings
Jun 9, 2013, 09:30 AM
Concerning all this stuff, unfortunately in my opinion this is a consequence of the marketing policy by Apple especially from when in the last decade they jump to be a f*@# consumers company.
Before than, they use to supporting the old machine more longer, I can remember one of the Jobs speeches about when apple switched from PPC to Intel, he said that apple (just to let customers as me and many other that just bought a "old " machine a month before, feel safe) will be support the PPC world at least until the 2012!! The truth? Everybody knows it.

Got any sources for that 2012 statement?

I only remember vague promises, easily interpreted as "PPC is fine for now, but don't count on it in the future".

roadbloc
Jun 9, 2013, 10:17 AM
Chatroulette.

MrPilot
Jun 9, 2013, 12:44 PM
I tried to use Jitsi on my Powerbook 1.67ghz but for some reason I can't use any of my webcams, I have a logitech and a isight but both of them aren't loaded from the Jitsi preferences. Do anyone know any solutions?

At least on skype I use the iphone as webcamera (it can send the image from both forward and rear camera, also sound and can either use USB or BT, no config needed... not even having to turn BT on) The app is called iwebcamera.

Wildy
Jun 9, 2013, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the tip, I never thought of using my phone as a webcam. That's one less thing I have to carry around!

kalel77
Jun 10, 2013, 01:41 AM
Got any sources for that 2012 statement?

I only remember vague promises, easily interpreted as "PPC is fine for now, but don't count on it in the future".

I remember it was one of the speech before launching Leopard..

GermanyChris
Jun 10, 2013, 02:30 AM
I wasn't bashing power pc, in fact I love old Apple machines! I was just saying you should get a new machine to use from day to day, it will support way more stuff and be way faster!

You're missing the point entirely..

itickings
Jun 11, 2013, 02:52 PM
I remember it was one of the speech before launching Leopard..

So, no reliable sources then? ;)

If they actually promised to support PPC until at least 2012, it is a big deal that they didn't. It is just that I would expect a promise like that to be easy to find on the web nowadays...

Anyways, really annoying when it is impossible to download old versions of certain applications for running on old systems (without resorting to unofficial methods and technically copyright infringement). Sure, sometimes there can be technical reasons for and old version not to work anymore, but that's hardly the case for all applications.