iChat - crack for video support on iMac DV

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  1. Legacy macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone, I wanted to get video conferencing to run on the iMac DV so I can receive a single video stream from a friend. I have used a program:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/20203

    This is shareware, and only works for 7days. Does anyone know a way of permanantly enabling video features on iChat to run with the iMac DV? (BTW im on Panther with iChat AV)

    Thanks
     
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

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  3. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lazy so and so...

    Anyway just to confirm, it works very nicely, framerates are abit slower and computer does slow down but it works!!

    If anyone knows a permanent fix please reply! (I'm a student I dont have money floating around)
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Look, not having money is no excuse for stealing the intellectual property of others. Video chatting is not food, clothing, or shelter. Billions of people on this planet live without it. Until you have enough money to pay for the privilege, so can you.
     
  5. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    'Intellectual property'..hmm...so technically, hacking iChat to run with less powerful systems is ok? I mean, surely it is tampering with Apple's software and this much be a form of stealing. It's not a program in its own right...

    The same people on this forum are discussing how to use Front Row on any Mac, why dont they go all go and buy an iMac to use Front Row? Please spare the legal jargon, I study it everyday...
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    So that makes it OK to pirate a piece of inexpensive shareware?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Ummm, this has nothing to do with hacking iChat or any of Apple's software. This is about paying for an inexpensive piece of shareware to run what you want on what you want.
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Then, you should recognise that what you want is illegal. Pay the fee for the work that's been done or don't use video. It's simple.
     
  9. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does it not? Running software by Apple that has been exclusively designed for the iMac and deliberately not offered on other machines...I'd say thats hacking! (Esp when Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.3 attempted to kill this hack). So analogically, the same principles must apply. I am not defending illegal activity. I just feel a bit like everyone is attacking me to much and not enough on other stuff which is equally illegal.
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    This isn't what you're looking for, but why not just use your iBook, since you can take it anywhere you go?
     
  11. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Jeebus man it's 10 bucks :rolleyes: .

    Eat nothing but scones for a couple days and you'll have saved enough.
     
  12. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    I don't think people uniformly agree that hacking FrontRow to work on unsupported computers is right.
     
  13. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    god i hate that excuse. LAME
     
  14. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    You have two options:

    a) make your own code to do the same thing this program is doing

    b) buy it

    I think anybody on this forum would agree with this.
     
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You're not defending it, you're demanding it, with this thread.

    I suppose being a poor student gives you a waiver from moral responsibility.
     

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