Help—iChat to AIM users...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by -LikesMac-, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    So I use iChat and my AIM contacts have the video or audio status on them. When I try to set up a video/audio chat, THESE THINGS HAPPEN.

    Attempting a video chat:
    —The video works, but no audio from other person. They can hear and see me, but I can only see them, not hear them.
    —Doesn't work at all: The other person tells me that an "error" has occurred.

    Attempting an audio chat:
    —They can hear me, but I can't hear them.
    —(Sorry I can't remember if "error" situations happen for audio chat.)

    I can't find a clear solution to this, despite seeing other people's problems about it. Searching it on google shows me threads involving OS X Tiger (not to mention, they aren't even on macrumors :p) or some older OS X. I am on OS X Lion 10.7.2 (These problems happen in 10.7.0 or 10.7.1 either, btw)

    Please help me, I do not want to use AIM desktop for my chat client :(
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Have your friends use a more modern IM solution. Skype to Skype or Google Video to Google Video works perfectly almost every time.
  3. -LikesMac-, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

    -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    I find it highly unlikely that all my friends would switch to Skype or Google Talk. :eek:
    Obviously using the same client on both ends will work.. >.> But that isn't the goal.
  4. Hugh macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Erie, PA
    Have you given Mac version of AIM a try? Maybe you will have better luck use it, instead of iChat. If you have tried it, just ignore me. :)

  5. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    I was immediately feeling bad about trying AIM Desktop when I used it :p

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