Quick iChat question

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  1. sjpetry macrumors 65816

    sjpetry

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    #1
    Hi

    With iChat how do I see other people without having a webcam connected to my computer? I can hear them but it won't let me engage video.

    Thanks
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    Odd... I'm pretty sure it should.

    iChat often requires some router voodoo to make sure it works, and maybe the right ports aren't open? I believe you're supposed to be able to see them.

    Well, assuming they have webcams...
     
  3. sjpetry thread starter macrumors 65816

    sjpetry

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    They have a new iMac with the iSight built in. I do not have any firewalls up, but they are in a different country if that would complicate things.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    the way i read it, looks like you guys are trying to do a one way videochat where you don't have a webcam and the other person does..in that case, the other person has to initiate the one way chat. for the other person, that's a simple right-click on your name and going to "invite to one-way videochat" or some option like that in iChat.
     
  5. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Yup...


    What Janey said..

    I do it all the time.
     
  6. sjpetry thread starter macrumors 65816

    sjpetry

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