iChat Audio Chat Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Capt Underpants, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    I have been wanting to do an audio chat in iChat for a while, now, but the option is not available. The only microphone I have is the one built into my Powerbook, so the option should be available. It's not, though, and I am wondering if anyone is having the same problem, or if anyone knows how to solve this issue. I'm running 10.3.4 with iChat 2.1 (v153).

    edit: forgot to mention that I'm on a wireless network. Don't know if that matters...
     
  2. kevinuaa macrumors member

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    I've been having the same problems at work with my g4 imac and its built in mic. I'm running panther. It's not a firewall issue,w ith same person I can see their video feeed in virtual pc. I've heard that you can't do an audio chat with a windows user if you odn't have a camera, but i'm not sure.
     
  3. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    I've had the same problem... so I bought an iSight hoping it would enable 1/2-way audio and 1-way video. Connecting the iSight enabled 1-way video chat only... but that still doesn't work with windows users, I'm thinking that hasn't been implemented yet.

    I wish Apple released a PC version of iChat AV. I think iChat is a lot nicer to use than any on the PC. I particularly like how in a text chat my text is a set of speech bubbles on one side, and the other person's a set of different colored bubbles on the other side of the chat window, makes it so clear who wrote what. :) nice

    p.s. when I click on another mac user all the options are enabled. So 1/2-way audio and video chat work fine.
     
  4. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    What is 1/2 way audio chat? Is it where you can talk to them, but they can't talk back?

    Unfortunately, I don't have any mac user friends, so I guess I can't ever audio or video chat with them. . . that sucks. . .
     
  5. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    sorry =] I meant... 1 shash 2 way audio chat. :eek:

    eg: ((one-way) or (two-way)) = 1/2-way
     
  6. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    Oh, lol. I completely misunderstood. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    AFAIK, iChat doesn't allow voice-only conversations with AIM 5.5; don't know if that helps. It's odd, and I don't know why it's true, but I can't iChat voice-only with any PC users, and I think it's a limitation of iChat. Or, maybe, AIM.
     

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