ichat or skype?

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

  1. chuchichan2524 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    What does everyone use? If we have an iSight webcam, do we waste it's quality via Skype? I've heard that Skype is a bit more reliable than iChat. I've had problems with iChat freezing, not connecting, etc.
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    if iChat could be used to have AV chats with MSN, you wouldn't be able to get me off it.
  3. keithbennis macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2006
    Coral Springs
    I use Metal Adium. I use iChat for Video chat when I rarely use it. and I never used Skype..
  4. Cybix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    Western Australia
    i use both, but mainly skype, as I have some skype-out credit and can call my wife when she's at a hotel (if the hotel doesnt have low cost internet where we could use iChat or skype for video)

    skype has come a very long way, it's definately worth a look!
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Both, actually, since they serve different purposes. Audio quality and stability is so much better with Skype. The video window is much bigger with iChat so far but that might change.

    You can't make or receive phone calls with iChat so if you really want that, you have to use Skype or something other than iChat.

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