Best video-chatting app?


GFLPraxis

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Plus, iChat in Leopard looks like it'll blow everything out of the water.
 

clevin

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skype is the best
ichat is not very good when come to the cross-platform video conferencing. sure, if your friend also use a mac, then ichat would be the best.
 

mkrishnan

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clevin said:
skype is the best
ichat is not very good when come to the cross-platform video conferencing. sure, if your friend also use a mac, then ichat would be the best.
That's what makes it so hard to understand / answer this question. It all depends on what you mean by "best." If you control the hardware and software on both (or all) ends of the chat, I would probably say iChatAV, because it produces high-res images, is good about configuring itself for Apple hardware automatically, and has great features like multi-party conferencing.

The question is what is "best" when you *don't* control the hw/sw on both ends. If you have to accommodate Windows, you need compatibility (and then, yeah, probably Skype is the best). If you have to accommodate a friend who only has an account on service X and isn't computer literate enough to be able to install Skype and get an account ... :rolleyes: well, then... *le sigh*