Built in iSight and chat program help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jaypee68, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. jaypee68 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    My wife and I are going to have a baby in March, and we are looking for a way to use the built in iSight camera on my new aluminum 24" iMac so my wife's mom can see the baby once in a while when we can't make it over to their house, they live an hour away.

    She has a laptop that runs Windows XP and is interested in getting a webcam for it, and I was wondering what you guys run for cross platform chatting? I know that Skype is an option, but I'm looking for a freebie here.

    I know that iChat has a video option, but does it work with AIM being at the other end? Does AIM even support a video feed? Does Adium support video with other platform clients? What other solutions may be available? TIA.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Skype to Skype is free, but iChat would work better, in my opinion.
  3. jaypee68 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    From what I saw Skype has a monthly subscription. How well does iChat work with other clients? What other clients support video chat?
  4. jaypee68 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    NVM. I now see that Skype only charges for phone calls and dedicated phone numbers, not point to point video chat.

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