videoconferencing with Windows using iSight

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Macnoviz, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Macnoviz macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Roeselare, Belgium
    I will soon leave my family for university, with my Macbook, leaving behind three PC's. Only problem is, none of my family members are very skilled at solving problems on them, and mostly I have to help them out. Now I am looking for a way to continue to help, using videochat with my iSight.

    I am now looking for the easiest way to realise this. I need programs for Mac and Windows, it doesn't matter which protocol, but I just want it to work.

    I have tried a few options, but none of them were very simple to use. And instead of continuing trial-and-error, I would like to hear what more experienced users think of this problem.
  2. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    This site has suggestions:

    although it's been consistently freezing my Firefox on Windows the last few days. You might have btter luck on your Mac. Basically, it tells you how to use AIM on Windows and iChat on OSX to communicate between them.

    I have also heard good things about Sightspeed , but I have not used it myself.
  3. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    ichat(mac)<---> AIM 5.9 (win)
    Skype (mac) <--> Skype (win)
  4. Macnoviz thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Roeselare, Belgium
    Does Skype work with the iSight ?

    If it does, I'll take that

    Otherwise, I'll go for AIM

    But first...

    I'm going to bed, it's 1h32 in Belgium

    Good night everybody !

    And thanks for the advice !!

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