Video Chat with England?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by miloblithe, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. miloblithe macrumors 68020

    miloblithe

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    I realize that I should be able to figure this out myself, but I'm having trouble. I was wondering what iChat compatable video-chatting is possible for someone who uses a PC in England. My mom (Mac, USA) wants to be able to video chat with my uncle/grandmother (PC, London). What would my uncle need (other than my cousin's mac, which doesn't seem very practical)?
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Both AIM and MSN Messenger will work with iChat. AIM is the better video client, since MSN has a limited video window.
     
  3. devman macrumors 65816

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    Really? MSN Messenger will do video chat with iChat? Can you provide a link - that would be very handy.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    Link to the video capabilities discussion of MSN Messenger. As far as details of setting it up, I think you just need the ID of the Messenger user (or iChat account) to hook up. I don't use it personally, but my brother does.
     
  5. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    iChat only works to chat with Madonna in England. :D
     
  6. erickg macrumors 6502

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    I always thought the only other chat program that played nice with iChat is AIM, but this would be real news.
     
  7. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    no video... but my girlfriend and i have been using skype instead of the telephone lately...
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    AIM is definitely the best choice, since the video is better. MSN works, but as I said, the video is limited. They're both free, so I'd go with AIM.

    Or buy him a mini.
     
  9. erickg macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, Skype is the best. I'm in Vietnam at the moment and it lets me talk to my wife, friends and relatives with much better quality than regular phone-lines! Even better than calling from a landline in Sweden to another landline in Sweden! Crystal clear. :)
     

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