Video chat..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by adrian-cg, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. adrian-cg macrumors member

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    What are the best alternatives for a webcam chat between a mac and a PC, where the mac is able to send video?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    For video only (no audio), Yahoo messenger works on both Macs and PCs. For video plus audio, you'll need iChat on a Mac and AOL Messenger on a PC, I believe, plus broadband and a decent webcam. There's probably some others, but these are the ones I've used.
     
  3. jung_offender macrumors member

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    The best option I have found (I'm in UK, my family live in Canada) is me on iChat with an iSight and my family (who use PCs) on AOL AIM and their Logitec webcams. If the PCer can use a firewire webcam that will help but otherwise they will get a great image of you and you will get a so-so image of them.

    I have tried mac.com and AIM accounts for my iChat account and have had better luck with the AIM account on my Mac. The Mac.com account works fine when it works but I was unable to connect with some folks with it. The AIM works with everyone I've tried.
     
  4. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    iSight should work i think but if you're gonna go cheap ones, MacAlly Webcam...there's this something webcam from MacAlly i heard is pretty good and cheap...oh yeah i think its the IceCAm...
     
  5. istonedu321 macrumors member

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    i just use my handycam as a webcam. connect it through firewire then turn it on to record mode. works great.
     

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