AIM - iChat video not working

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  1. buckuxc macrumors regular

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    My girlfriend just bought a Logitech Quickcam Notebook webcam and downloaded AIM 5.9. I have iChat AV 3.0. But when we're on each program, she does not have a video symbol next to her name and on her buddy list the video option for me is greyed out; however for everyone else on her list it isn't greyed out (presumably other AIM/Windows users).

    Is this because I don't have a webcam? We tried fixing the firewall stuff but that didn't need to be done. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    er yeah its b/c you don't have a webcam.. if you want to video conf.. then you both need web cams... now im not sure if ichat can video conf to aim for win xp... i *think* it can.. but i have to check...
     
  3. buckuxc thread starter macrumors regular

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    not so sure

    that doesn't make any sense for two reasons:

    1) when she highlighted other people on her buddy list the video options are not greyed out, however, I know for a fact none of these people have webcams

    2) we used Yahoo Messenger and one way video chat (her to me) worked just fine...although it moved at 1 fps!!!

    and yes you can video conference between AIM (newest version) and iChat now, search it on google or go here

    http://www.mvldesign.com/video_conference_tutorial.html

    so does anyone else have any suggestions?
     
  4. buckuxc thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone know anything? google is coming up with nothing...
     
  5. frenetic macrumors regular

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    I don't know how it works for aol chat, but in ichat there is an option to invite for a one way video chat. For instance, if I have an isight I can invite you for a one way video chat so that you can see me (but I can't see you, of course). So, the crucial question is whether the aol chat programme is also capable of doing so... Hope this helps.
     

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