An idiots guide to setting up video chat?

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  1. j26 macrumors 65832

    j26

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    First off, I know NOTHING abou video chat.

    Is there a simple (and quick guide) to video chat on macs anywhere?

    I don't have a hughe amount of time to search as I am back to college tomorrow :D leaving my wife and daughter :( during the week.

    I'm on a macbook in college, and I still have a Powerook that I will be selling soon, but not for a few weeks.

    I thought it would be an idea to try video chatting to each other while I still have the PowerBook. Then I could see my girls during the week, and my daughter woldn't have such an absentee dad.

    I have;
    MacBook running Tiger with iSight
    PowerBook running Panther 10.3.9
    A DV camcorder with Firewire out.
    A 1 meg broadband connection at home and I guess 2-3 megs in college (both wireless)

    I'm not sure if I have the right stuff to do it, so if I don't, please let me know.

    Sorry for not searching, but I will be busy packing this evening, and time is limited.

    If someone can give me simple instructions about how to set it up, or point me to a handy guide, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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  3. j26 thread starter macrumors 65832

    j26

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    #3
    If I'm ever in Juan-les-Pins I will buy you a pint. It's absolutely perfect. I have it set up and working.

    Thanks a million.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    I'm glad to hear it's working for you. That site is where I send everyone here who has iChat questions. I'll still take the pint, though.

    Cheers
     

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