GMail video chat

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by John Jacob, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

    Feb 11, 2003
    Columbia, MD
    Google has a plugin for voice and video chat that can be used from within GMail. This is like Google talk, but it runs from within the GMail window instead of as a separate application. It is available here. The plugin is available for both Mac and PC.

    The problem: Yesterday I tried using this to chat with a friend who has a PC. Voice worked fine, but I couldn't figure out a way to activate the video (my Macbook has a built in iSight). Has anybody gotten video to work using the GMail videochat plugin? Thanks in advance.
  2. VagabondMuse macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2008
    Does the other person also have a webcam? I had the same problem and I think it was because the other person didn't have a webcam.
  3. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    The cesspit of civilization
    Why don't you use gtalk over iChat?

    I know is not what you wanted to do (you wanted it on the same browser window than gmail), but I've used the videochat trough my Macbook built-in iSight with gTalk over iChat.

    It works flawlessly.

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