iChat on a mac to .. what on a PC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Greebazoid, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Greebazoid macrumors regular

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    As a newbie convert from the Dark Side to The Light (thats windoze to mac..) I'm struggling to find an application that allows me to video chat with a PC running MSN.

    There is willingness from the family member running the PC to install other software on the PC, and from me to install other software on the mac.

    Does anyone know what I can use? Pref a UB as I've got an intel mac mini.

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  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    If you want to stay on MSN on the Windows side, try aMSN for Mac. It will give you video chat, but no audio. You might use Skype at the same time for audio.

    If the Windows user doesn't mind installing AIM, you can use iChat-to-AIM video chatting.

    I've also used Yahoo video chat, but again audio is not supported between Mac and PC.
     
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  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    You're welcome. Be sure they install the latest version of AIM, to give the best compatibility with iChat.
     
  5. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Don't install the latest AIM Triton version cause it doesn't do audio or video with ichat.

    Go here for a tuturial it will point out what you need to do and what version AIM you need for the pc side.
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Here is more information on this issue from Ralph Johns over at the Apple Discussion Forums.

    The main page is located here.
    It's a good resource in general, but here are some highlights:

     
  7. ikonq macrumors member

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    Mercury Messenger is great too. It's a Java app btw.
     

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