Best video-chatting app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chuchichan2524, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. chuchichan2524 macrumors regular

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    What's the best application out there for video-chatting? Skype? iChat? Adium?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I find iChat to be pretty good- especially if the user at the other end has a Mac also. The picture looks as good as if you were using your camera to look at yourself (did that sound narcissistic?).
     
  3. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Plus, iChat in Leopard looks like it'll blow everything out of the water.
     
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    iChat is the best video chat software for the OS X platform.
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    skype is the best
    ichat is not very good when come to the cross-platform video conferencing. sure, if your friend also use a mac, then ichat would be the best.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's what makes it so hard to understand / answer this question. It all depends on what you mean by "best." If you control the hardware and software on both (or all) ends of the chat, I would probably say iChatAV, because it produces high-res images, is good about configuring itself for Apple hardware automatically, and has great features like multi-party conferencing.

    The question is what is "best" when you *don't* control the hw/sw on both ends. If you have to accommodate Windows, you need compatibility (and then, yeah, probably Skype is the best). If you have to accommodate a friend who only has an account on service X and isn't computer literate enough to be able to install Skype and get an account ... :rolleyes: well, then... *le sigh*
     

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