iChat Communication Error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by avensis087, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. avensis087 macrumors member


    Jan 24, 2006
    The Woodlands, TX
    Here is an error message I've been receiving while trying to accept/start a video chat with friends of mine that are using AIM on a Windows computer. Before I bought my new iMac Core Duo I had never had problems video chatting with these same folks. Does anybody know where the problem could be coming from?


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  2. Moe macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    Sure would've been helpful if you'd clicked the arrow to the left of the word Details to show the specifics of the problem.
  3. williamsonrg macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I've been having the same problem. Any ideas? I'll try and get the details...
  4. lalynne macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2004
    communication error 8

    My daughter is in school in London and is getting a communication error (when looking into it, it is an error 8) when she tries to use the iSight her boyfriend who is on Windows using AIM in the U.S.

    She was able to use it when she was here in the U.S. with him but as soon as she hooked her computer up in London she has been getting this erroor. She is able to use her video with me (I am in the U.S.) using iChat (I have a Mac too, we are both running OS 10.4.7). I tried to connect to her boyfriend with my computer (both of us are in the U.S.) and it worked fine. Does anyone have any idea about how to resolve this and what we could possibly look for?

    (We are both using iChat AV 3.1.5 (v436)
  5. arehartc macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2006
    same problem - error code

    The forum only allows a specific length to posts, so here is the beginning to the error code. I am having the same problem going from Mac to PC via AIM 5.9. Interestingly, PC to MAC initiation works just fine.

    Date/Time: 2006-09-03 09:49:58.157 -0600
    OS Version: 10.4.7 (Build 8J2135)
    Report Version: 4

    iChat Connection Log:
    AVChat started with ID 2623915183.
    chrisarehart@mac.com: State change from AVChatNoState to AVChatStateWaiting.
    0x4d7620: State change from AVChatNoState to AVChatStateInvited.
    0x4d7620: State change from AVChatStateInvited to AVChatStateConnecting.
    chrisarehart@mac.com: State change from AVChatStateWaiting to AVChatStateConnecting.
    chrisarehart@mac.com: State change from AVChatStateConnecting to AVChatStateEnded.
    Chat ended with error -8
    0x4d7620: State change from AVChatStateConnecting to AVChatStateEnded.
    Chat ended with error -8

    Video Conference Error Report:

    Video Conference Support Report:

    Video Conference User Report:

    If anyone knows how to interpret these messages, email me at arehartc@yahoo.com and I will send you the entire error code string.


  6. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I have been having this problem a lot. Both me and my GF have Macbook Pros and we use ichat a lot when I am traveling. For unknown reasons, this will happen a lot 1 day and nodda the next, its driving me crazy.
  7. JoeMaller macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2007
    New York City
    What is your QT Streaming Speed set to?

    Try adjusting your QuickTime Streaming Speed down from whatever you have it. Setting that too high breaks video conferencing my MacBook Pro everytime.

    QuickTime Streaming Speed is set through the Quicktime pane of System Preferences, under the Streaming tab.
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I have found that iChat is a little temperamental when doing video chat with AIM. I have found much more success if the AIM person is the one that tries to initiate the chat, rather than the iChat person.

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