new iChat AV quite amazing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by windwaves, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. windwaves macrumors regular

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    dudes,
    after the keynotes, I came home, quickly downloaded the new iChat, connected my FW videocam - a friend of mine in France, Paris was doing exactly the same ... and guess what, in no time we were videoconferencing across the atlantic. Pretty f****g amazing !!!! I am amazed, at least - I just can't believe it, nothing to set, no coonfiguration whatsoever. Simply cool
     
  2. shadowfax macrumors 603

    shadowfax

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    i like this one a lot more. they fixed a whole lot of problems. i still wish i could view away messages above profiles like in AIM, and i also wish i could make my own profile, but everything else i was complaining about is OK. except animated GIFs. that one is still bugging me.
     
  3. Osglith macrumors newbie

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    Well, it IS a BETA!!

    I've been using the heck out of AV, and it does need some work. I wish you could have Audio chats (or Video) with multiple people. I don't seem to have a way of doing it. I do like how it will auto-mute iTunes when somebody calls you, but then you don't seem to be able to play iTunes at a lower rate after you have started your chat... If Apple REALLY dove into this program it would kick some butt. We may never get the level of net-meeting, but some added features would make this little app sing and dance!
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'd love to try it myself, but I don't have the camera. I'd like to borrow one before spending the money, though.

    Maybe I'll go to the Apple store and try it out :D

    D
     
  5. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed a lot of ppl saying they have icons, but they don't appear in my buddy list. Also, being able to make the icons full size would be a plus.

    I would also like to iChat more integrated with AIM. Being able to conference with PC webcams using AIM would be cool.
     
  6. couch potato macrumors regular

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    heh yeah it is really cool, but i haven't been able to get a camera yet:(
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    How fast does the connection need to be to use the video features? All I can find is "broadband" - I'd like a number. I'm on DSL but it's not particularly fast.
     
  8. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

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    With DSL

    I have DSL and iSight works great with it.

    iSight also works great with 2 other videochat programs. Check them out at ivisit.com & ispq.com
     

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