Why won't my iSight work with my AIM/AOL buddies? (intel iMac)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by M. Malone, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    I got my intel iMac, love the isight, but it just won't work with my windows friends who are running the LATEST software from AIM or AOL, I can't one way with them, or even have a video conference, at all. how can I get it to work? thanks
     
  2. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

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    The only reason I can think that it might disallow starting any sort of video chat with Windows AIM buddies is that AIM only supports video chatting on Windows XP.
     
  3. stridey macrumors 65816

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  4. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    It works with me. I ahve iChat and a friend of mine is on AIM. It works, but it works so so so bad i wish it didn't work at all.

    I am waiting for Skype 2.0 to be released for mac. I use 2.0 on windows and it handles video chat very well, much better than AIM
     
  5. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running the latest iChat, I really wish this video thing can work smoothly
     
  6. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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  7. stridey macrumors 65816

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    BTW, your problem may very well be fixed by the recent 10.4.6 update. IIRC, there was something about iChat video connections in the fixes.
     
  8. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The tutorial is just excellent, everything was fine on my end, my friend had to follow the firewall steps, I got as far as getting video with no sound, not bad progress! we both couldn't hear each other, I may have to look deeper into it, but this tutorial is great, it will become more important as more people get macs with built in iSights...thanks :D
     

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