Do you use Video Chat on your Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GimmeSlack12, May 24, 2010.

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How often do you video chat? (iChat, Skype, etc.)

  1. All the time!

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. Maybe Once a month

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. I barely ever use video chat.

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  4. Never ever.

    9 vote(s)
    32.1%
  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #1
    I think this sort of question should help foresee how much use video chat will be on the next iPhone.
     
  2. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    #2
    I use Skype to video chat with family.

    I don't see an applicable option in your poll for me.
     
  3. cupalup macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I used it once a couple of years ago when me and a mate both got new Macs with built-in iSight cameras. I've never used it since.

    Not surprisingly, I personally have no interest in having a front-facing camera on my phone.

    (You should add a poll to this thread - would be interesting to see.)
     
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #4
    Put it this way: until iChat is as reliable as Skype to video chat, no.

    Obviously, Skype does things differently and the quality isn't as good — but it works, and most of the time, that's all that matters.
     
  5. wellandbusiness macrumors newbie

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    #6
    I use it most days for business (iChat) and for talking to my family abroad (Skype).

    However, I see no reason by which I would use the facility on the iPhone.
     
  6. tooz macrumors 6502

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    #7
    I used it the other day when I got stuck outside my I.T. class because the lower years had exams right infront of the stairs to get to the room.
    I went to a small empty classroom, fired up iChat with a mate in the class, he put the teacher on and I was set for the next two hours.
    Plus, I could have my music as loud as I wanted and I didn't have to put up with the idiots.
    Think I should do it more often actually...
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #8
    The word you're looking for is "rarely" not "barely", but that's me. I use Skype to make calls occasionally, but I almost never use its video function. I can't remember that last time I used iChat. And no, I wouldn't use video chat on a mobile device.
     
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Denver Colorado
    #9
    I have never used the webcam on any of my MBPs or even my iMac. I even forgot the thing was there till I read this post.
     
  9. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    #10
    Skype is an occasionally useful business tool for me.
     
  10. Padraic macrumors regular

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    #11
    I'm with Surely on this one, I use video chat to talk to family abroad. I use iChat or Skype depending on which family member has what type of account.
     
  11. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

    GroundLoop

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    #12
    All the time with family.

    It definitely helps when the the grandparents of my 4 month old want to check in from time to time (without driving or flying the 900 miles to see her).

    Hickman
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    #13
    very close atm..

    chatroulette :p

    nah kidding, skype, msn the general stuff.
     
  13. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #14
    What would be an applicable option to you?
     
  14. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    #15
    A few times a week.

    Doesn't really fit into any of the choices.....
     

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