Any way to video chat w/out ichat??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Invizzible, May 12, 2006.

  1. Invizzible macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2003
    I'm trying to figure out how to video chat with someone who has Windows. Obviously, iChat isn't an option. So far I've tried Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger and both had ridiculously slow video (less than 1 fps), and Skype which doesn't even appear to have video chat capabilities. Since the purpose of these chats would be so my friend can do online English pronounciation lessons, smooth video is a must so the teacher can see the lips of the student move. The teacher has Windows, and the student has access to both Panther and Tiger, and has an iSight. I'm using a fairly fast DSL connection, (iChat gives me perfectly smooth video). Does anyone know of a solution?
  2. pistolshrimp macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2006
    I think you can download a free trial but then you have to pay. I did it awhile ago and got 1 month free I think. Warning: Lots of naked people on it. I think there might be few MSN Clones out there you can use web cam,

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  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I don't understand why iChatAV on the Mac end and AIM on the Windows end is not an option? You know that Mac iChatAV can communicate with AIM, right?
  4. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

    Pistol Pete

    Jan 6, 2005
    or you can always do yahoo messenger and skype, but just use ichat...
  5. road dog macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2004
    i tried ichat on mac to aol on pc. quality was awful.

    in the end i settled on sightspeed which has a mac and pc client.
    great quality and not a single issue to hook up.
    works fine with my isight on mac and my mom's logitech usb on her pc.

    highly recommend it.

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