Help with iChat and doing 3 way video chat

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by illest813, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. illest813 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello - i have a question. I am trying to do 3 way video chat's with my friends, and I cant. Furthermore, alot of my friends cant even video chat with me - i have a brand new c2d mbp, and my own router that only I use so my bandwith should be fine. For some reason, it says my computer is not capable of starting a 3 way video chat when i try to invite two people, and half of hte time i do regular one way chats it says there was a communication error. Does anyone know what causes this/how to fix this? Thanks
     
  2. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    sorry, i don't have a solution, but i encounter similar problems. Often, when i'm in a one-way video chat, the plus-sign is "dulled out" so that i can't press it. I guess it's a bandwidth issue, but i'm using my college's high-speed internet; is there faster? can anyone do 4-way video chat?
     
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    video chatting in iChat blows. i've used it for one on one many times but not multiple people. They advertise the 3 way chat like it's easy, but I've yet to get it to work, or talk to someone that has. I've shelved iChat/aim and use Skype. For 3 way chats....SOL?
     
  4. MacMan314 macrumors newbie

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    I can do 3 way chats no problem on my Macbook Pro. Never tried 4 way, since only 2 of my friends have new macs with the integrated iSight. All I need to do is hold command to select multiple people in the buddy list, then click on the video button at the bottom.

    Works like a charm for me.
     

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