Do you use iChat AV?

Do you use iChat AV?

  • I use iChat AV for text messaging only

    Votes: 14 13.2%
  • I use iChat AV for audio messaging

    Votes: 4 3.8%
  • I use iChat AV for video messaging

    Votes: 31 29.2%
  • I would use iChat AV for text or video messaging, if I knew anyone else who used it!

    Votes: 44 41.5%
  • I don't use iChat AV and am not planning on using it

    Votes: 13 12.3%

  • Total voters
    106

hotwire132002

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 24, 2004
1,209
0
Cadillac, MI
I've just been wondering, how many people here use the video/audio chat function of iChat AV?

I would, but I don't know anyone (other than me) who has a webcam that's compatable with it. :(
 

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
19,232
4
i use it to audio chat with my girlfriend in chicago, and i webchat with my 'rents back home on occassion as well

i use adium for regular text chats though
 

hotwire132002

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 24, 2004
1,209
0
Cadillac, MI
Nermal said:
Post back with what options you want, and I'll add a voting section for you :)
"I use iChat AV for text messaging only"

"I use iChat AV for Audio Messaging"

"I use iChat AV for Video Messaging"

"I would use iChat AV for Text/Video Messaging, if I knew anyone else who used it!"

The voting section would be nice! Thanks!
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
8,089
4
Sol III - Terra
hotwire132002 said:
"I use iChat AV for text messaging only"

"I use iChat AV for Audio Messaging"

"I use iChat AV for Video Messaging"

"I would use iChat AV for Text/Video Messaging, if I knew anyone else who used it!"

The voting section would be nice! Thanks!
How about the option: "I don't use iChat AV and am not planning on using it."
 

wwooden

macrumors 68000
Jul 26, 2004
1,992
126
Burlington, VT
Lets see, my dad, mom, sister, aunt, girlfriend and myself all have iSights. So yes, I definitely us iChat. We can't wait until Tiger comes out and we can try the multiple video streams.
 

iLikeMyiMac

macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2004
898
1
St. Louis
I would use it if I had an iSight, but I don't nor does anybody I know. I used to use it for text messaging until I tried Adium.
 

skp574

macrumors 6502
Jan 16, 2005
280
0
greenwich.london.uk
I use iChat to talk to the in-laws. They are on AIM and I'm using .mac. We had trouble trying to get video chatting to work. But some how it managed it. Not sure how exactly. Just shut off all the firewalls and it eventually connected (video that is). Audio and text chatting worked fine though.

I have two iSights, one for my iMac at home and one for my PB on the road.
 

puckhead193

macrumors G3
May 25, 2004
9,210
432
NY
I only used the video chat once the other 2 times it didn't work....but for regualr IMing i use Adium :cool:
 

Bern

macrumors 68000
Nov 10, 2004
1,857
1
Australia
I would love to use iChat, but unfortunately most pc users are convinced they must use MSN :( I've tried converting them to AIM, but they say I should change to MSN instead.

I have an iSight, which I bought for short movies to iMovieHD, but would love to use it for chatting. I know I can do this with Yahoo, but again am faced by the dilemma of MSN users.

The new iChat in Tiger looks to be great, but Apple's naivity that we will be able to use it saddens me. Unfortunately Apple just doesn't have the user market share to use it.
 

7on

macrumors 601
Nov 9, 2003
4,940
0
Dress Rosa
I use Adium but pop open iChat from time to time because my parents bought one for me to video chat with them. They're the only ones I chat with though.
 

tangerineyum

macrumors 6502
Feb 16, 2005
423
0
Ontario, CA
Everyone I know uses AIM, but of the 96 people or so on my buddylist, 2 are mac users and they're brother and sister. The brother is the primary friend and the sister is there cuz she wants to work in my future boba cafe. So really, I know one other person who would use ichat for ez voice and video. Makes the feature pretty useless for me.
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
iChat AV using iSight is great where you have friends and family that you don't see often. I'd probably use it if Mum ever got an iSight (hmm, add that to the birthday idea list!) rather than phoning her.

But I'm less likely to use it (or set it up on the PB each day) for casual use with friends. Generally when friends and I IM each other, we're holding other conversations and doing other things at the same time. When we tried AV, we felt conscious if we wrote an email or checked a website in between that we were ignoring other people.

Add to that the reduced chance to have a 'pyjama night' or be a slob when the iSight is plugged in and I can see why it's never really taken off.
 

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
11,177
0
I use iChat video conferencing on occasion with my brothers, who live out of state, but more often with my wife and kids while I travel. In that sense, it's a fantastic tool, especially since my kids are still young and enjoy seeing me on the computer.

I'd use it with my parents if they ever get broadband...