Adium-like program that supports vid chat?

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  1. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I got sick of iChat when I couldn't sign into multiple types of accounts at once. So I moved on to Adium, which is great...except that it doesn't support video chat. Is there a similar program that does?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    There's aMSN, but it only supports audio and video chats on the MSN network, as far as I know. I, too, wish there was a better solution.
     
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    Does mercury works with

    Does it work with Aim and Myspace too?
     
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    Does any know if the source for Mercury is available? If so, where? I cannot seem to find this out on the website.
     
  7. seductiveminxx macrumors newbie

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    i use mecury

    i cant remember where i downloaded it only found it tonite as i wanted webcam, BUT how do you set a profile pic? i can view my mates profile pics but i cant work out where 2 set mine...

    does anyone know?
     
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    Options > Account Settings > Display Picture
     
  9. thbugman macrumors newbie

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    Adium works great for chatting but i don't believe it works for vidchat...
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    It does now, if you install that Adium Xtra in the post above yours. I haven't tried it yet but I intend to. :D
     
  11. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    Using iChat I am logged into aim, gtalk, and bonjour right now... use Chax + ichat to consolidate the windows. I was an avid adium user until I found chax.. try it, you might just like it.

    (and it supports video chat)
     
  12. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    I have chax. But how do i consolidate? do i need to have the other programs open?
     
  13. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Well, that didn't work so well. Adium didn't seem to like meBeam too much, and kept crashing. :(
     
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    Can I transfer files in Adium or chax? I m logged in using my gmail id.
     
  15. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, I'll have to look into that. I'm assuming it doesn't handle msn/yahoo (not the end of the world, just curious)?

    EDIT: Well, I installed chax, but I don't see where the option to consolidate my buddy lists is? I can't get my gmail list into my main contacts list?
     
  16. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Found it. For those wondering, go to "window --> all contacts" to use the "unified list" function.
     
  17. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    Yep,.. pretty nice eh? Its a bit buggy when your network connection drops, comes back in... but other than that I love it. I also love the buddy list customization options.
     
  18. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    what version of adium are you using? MeBeam works great for me
     
  19. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'm using Adium 1.1.4. I had no other Xtras installed at the time.
     
  20. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Eh. It's ok. Does what I need it to do, but not without some hassle. For example, I found that I can't edit my buddy list from the "unified" window. I have to go open the window for that particular s/n to make changes.

    I also miss the visual customization available in Adium. The giant white buddy list is kind of obtrusive.
     
  21. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but thats the price you pay for video chat.
     
  22. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502

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    I also use iChat+Chax and I get my MSN through Jabber. Works perfectly (minus the audio/vid for MSN).

    If youd like to try that out, heres a tutorial:
    iChat with MSN
     

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