How do I do a one way video chat even though the other person has a webcam?

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  1. MegaMillions macrumors regular

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    I've got a Mac, running iChat 4 and I have an iSight. The other person has a PC with a built in webcam. I can't find a way in iChat to start a one way video chat where they will see me but I won't see them. Is there a way to do this?
     
  2. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Tell your friend to go to the Video menu, and uncheck "Camera Enabled". Then, you can do a one-way video chat with them.
     
  3. MegaMillions thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where is their "Video" menu? Where do they find it?
     
  4. willjax macrumors member

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    yeah normally would be a button somewhere on the chat screen to disable the webcam.

    but anyway.....why would you want to have a one way chat anyway?
     
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    I would use Skype. Its free, and if you video call the other person it is 1 way until they decide to send their video feed.
     
  7. martyrk macrumors regular

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    not unless he is on the video receiving end of the chat :D , are you trying to disable your side?
     
  8. MegaMillions thread starter macrumors regular

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    They are on the receiving end. I don't want to turn my own video off. They will see me, I won't see them.
     
  9. Meek Wriggle macrumors member

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    That's... weird.
     
  10. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Then use Skype. Its so easy a cave man could do it.
     
  11. Molnies macrumors member

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    Free unlike Skype? All Internet video/audio via Skype is free, it only costs when you actually call phones (that doesn't have Skype).


    Edit: Oh and yeah, I recommend Skype as well, it works great and is very easy to learn/use — and as said before, they wont send video unless they click on that button themselves.
     
  12. MegaMillions thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, i'll use skype. Thanks!

    This person is just new to video chatting and would rather do a one-way at first just to see how it works and get comfortable with it.
     
  13. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Still sounds sketchy to me. On either end.
     
  14. MegaMillions thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why is it sketchy?
     
  15. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    It's not striving for supreme all-being excellence and it´s not using the video chat to it's full potential, thus opening the door to mediocrity.
     
  16. MegaMillions thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha nice. :)

    It's just this really nice girl i've been hanging out with lately, and we can't see each other in person too often until september.. so until then I suggested video chatting but she's kind of iffy about it and liked the idea of doing a one way video chat at first.
     

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