adium still the best? video chat...?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whyrichard, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hello!


    i use adium and it's fantastic. makes me happy.

    i use ichat for video and audio when i need it.

    but it's been a while, is there a better program? perhaps even one that not only consolidates many chat programs but does video/audio as well?


    thanks

    r.
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Nope, nothing better and I don't see anything being able to take it on until iChat 4 (Leopard) comes out or defaultware finally updates Proteus but who knows when that will be.
     
  3. dubels macrumors 6502

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    I use adium for just regular chat but I have to use amsn to use the isight on my macbook for webcam chats.
     
  4. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    Ichat has everything I want in a chatting program. I have a difficult time using tabs on a chatting program I tend to close the whole window and lose all my tabs :(
     
  5. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    That's a really lame excuse to not use Adium...
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Adium is the best chat program but I also love using ichat :) But I think Adium is better
     
  7. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    I use Adium for over a year now, and it never let me down. Great work done on this little piece of software...
     
  8. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    why does it seem that file transfers in adium is unreliable?

    i was just able to recieve files, but when sending them nothing worked!


    frustrating....


    otherwise great prog though...
     
  9. DerChef macrumors 6502

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    I am actually not a big fan of Adium

    I found Adium had a bad habit of crashing my dock in an otherwise rock steady system mainly when I went to shut it down my holding down the mouse button when clicking its icon in the dock.

    Went over to use Proteus and never looked back liked the way things can be controlled so well from menu bar
     
  10. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

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    Will I be able to use iChat with MSN? Here in the UK, most people use MSN, whereas most people in the USA and other use AOL. I've only ever seen iChat used iwth AOL, so can I still use iChat? If not, do I need Adium and do all my friends?

    Cheers
     
  11. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    No..ichat will not work with msn..only AIM (AOL)..i use ichat for MSN and AIM at the same time..i find it EXTREMELY convenent so i dont need to have 2 chat apps running at once..but i do wish ichat had MSN so i could use it for video/voice chat.....
     
  12. evands macrumors member

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    I don't recall ever seeing a bug report ticket on this problem (from you or from other users)... if you'd like to submit one we'd be happy to try to fix your problem. :)
     
  13. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

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    OK, I found this above highlighted line, more than sightly confusing, can somebody just clarify.

    Cheers
     
  14. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    I use both iChat and Adium. I use iChat for both chatting and video chats. And then I just use Adium for chatting. I like both.
     
  15. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

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    So basically, I can only use AIM for video chats on iChat, but for MSN I have to either use MSN or Adium?

    Its not a huge problem I guess, I just hope Apple incorporates some sort of MSN support in the final iChat SW....

    Cheers
     
  16. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Who knows, maybe we'll see video support in future versions of Adium. :cool:
     
  17. evands macrumors member

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    We will.. not in Adium 1.0, but we will :)
     
  18. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I used to use Adium, then someone recommended the plug-in Chax on here. It is really a great plug in for iChat and pretty much gets rid of all the things I didn't like about iChat. It has auto-accept of incoming chats, so no more having to hit accept. It also enables Tabbed windows, the biggest feature IMO. There are a ton more features that it adds and I would recommend to anyone using iChat to download it.

    To me, it makes iChat just about as good as Adium, at least, it added all the features which made me use Adium in the first place.

    Check it Out.
     
  19. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    I used to use Adium (for MSN) and iChat for video (with my wife when one of us travels and we want to use video)..

    now we're both just using Skype, mainly. and I'm slowly converting my friends to it too... if I could ditch the MSN use all together that would be nice.. slowly!
     
  20. mazzy150 macrumors newbie

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    skype

    I use skype for chat and video an voip,the beta version for mac with video is great,my mac does'nt get hot like it says on the download.hope this helps,oh it is also totally free.
     
  21. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I have Chax downloaded and use it whenever a lazy friend wants to talk. But I say download friggin teamspeak. It aint a system/internet hogging whore.
     
  22. keithbennis macrumors regular

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    I use Adium mainly because when you hover over screen names, the popup info box is much nicer and contains more info than iChats ugly yellow box. Until iChat makes theirs similar to Adiums..... I'll continue using Adium :D
     
  23. bmb012 macrumors 6502

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    But...

    Is adium better than iChat used with iChax? (gives iChat tabbed browsing).

    And yes, it is possible to use MSN with iChat through Jabber, isn't it?
     
  24. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

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    Heres a new question, if Microsoft were to release an updated version of Messenger for Mac which incorporated video like the current Live Messenger, then would iChat be able to use Messenger to provide video convosations with otehr MSN and Mac users? Sorry if this is a really simple question.

    Cheers
     
  25. sulhaq macrumors regular

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    Mercury Messenger RC Builds 1.8 work like a charm for webcam. I also find the conversation windows a lot more helpful and they just plain look like Aqua. Adium looks more like Windows 98 to me but that's just me. In any case I love Mercury. And the webcam works perfectly well with it.

    Notice that the webcam will not work with the normal mercury messenger. You have to get one of the RC builds for it to work.
     

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