Google Chat Video plugin crashing on new iMacs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RexTraverse, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2008
    Want to throw this question out here because I'm not finding any much on the Google help forums.

    Have one of the new 27" i5 iMacs and I can't get the Google Talk Video Chat plugin to work with OSX. It doesn't matter if I'm using Firefox, Safari, or Chrome - what happens is the iSight initializes and then quickly turns itself off. An error report box pops up telling me "The Google Talk plugin has unexpectedly quit" and asks me to send an error report.

    The iSight works fine bootcamped into Windows and I can use it in Skype and iChat (except iChat doesn't appear to like Google Chat video so that's not gonna work) and it's certainly not an issue with Snow Leopard since I can use video chat on my old MacBook Pro. I've already tried reinstalling OSX but nothing. The Google Troubleshooting site does point out video chat issues with Snow Leopard but none appear to apply - there's no audio, the chat just doesn't initialize so no avatar either, and I don't have sleep issues.

    I'm not finding a lot of people up in arms about this, which either means not a lot of people use Google Video Chat or this is a unique problem to a small number of us. Just like to know, for my own peace of mind, which it is. Even if it works for you, let me know. Thanks.
  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    Yeah I have had this same issue with my quad core iMac. I remember when I put SL on my MBP, I couldn't use Google video chat for a few weeks until Google/Apple updated something. It really sucks not being able to use Google chat video for now; as a result I have been using skype :(
  3. bgsgfl macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2010
    Same problem here. From what I have found out this problem exists with the iMac 27 and the Macbook Pro. Most folks are using Skype till this issue is resolved but the rumors I have heard, Google isn't to quick on the stick to get it fixed for the Mac folks. There is bad blood between the companies or something. I don't want to speculate and start yet another rumor. lol Just hope that someone over at Google fixes it soon. iChat is great for mac to mac but I deal with a few cross platform users on the darkside. Unless Apple wants to come out with a cross platform version of iChat which would be awesome but I'm not holding my breath on that. We will use Skype for now I guess..
  4. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2009
    I have the same issue, hasn't worked since out of the box since day 1, still waiting for a fix comeon apple or google, just need it to work.:rolleyes:

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