iChat refusing video messaging HELP HELP HELP!

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  1. djbombjack macrumors member

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    OK, so i've searched through the old posts but still nothing...

    My friend has iChat 3.0 (he's using Tiger).
    PowerMac G5... Just bought an iSight.

    iSight is showing up in iChat (the green icon) and also in the system profiler - so no connection problems.
    However, when either of us tries to video message each other, he receives a message saying "iChat camera is in use by another application". Yet the only thing he has open is iChat.

    We've tried everything... repairing permissions, checking the firewall (it's off)... the strange thing is we can audio chat using the mic on the iSight. Just no video.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    What happens when you select 'Video preview' from the Video menu? does the camera work then?
     
  3. djbombjack thread starter macrumors member

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    Same message... 'your camera is in use by other application'.
    Oh, and we've unplugged all other firewire devices too.

    Still not working.
     
  4. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Tried downloading the latest isight firmware? 1.03 or something - might make a difference.
     
  5. djbombjack thread starter macrumors member

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    Currently on 1.0.3.

    Believe me, this is proving to be a real pain in the ass.
     
  6. Gee macrumors 65816

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    And do you both get the same message when connecting or using the video preview on both of your computers?
     
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  8. PeterD42 macrumors member

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    Same problem here

    Hi DJBomb,

    I have the same problem, my daughter wanted to try out the video chat. I plugged my DV camera in and the same thing as you - "your camera is in use by another application"
    I shut down iChat went to iMovie and the camera fired up with no problems.

    Have you found a solution?
     
  9. PeterD42 macrumors member

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  10. PeterD42 macrumors member

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    Success!!

    Hi again,

    Reinstalled Quicktime and video now working.

    Now all I need is a buddy :(
     

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