iChat, problems with video chat. Help?

MrSugar

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Original poster
Jul 28, 2003
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Hi there,

I am currently in New Zealand studying abroad until this November. I have been trying to iChat with my girlfriend back in denver, we both have Powerbooks and iSights. So here's the tricky part, when I first got here and signed online, we were able to start up a video chat after a few tries, but now it seems that every time we try it just comes back with,

Failed to start Video Chat because:
Bruce Lastname did not respond.

She gets the same message on here end, yet with her name in place.

Also, we can both connect to Apple's test server, so I don't know if it's a bandwidth or a firewall issue. But if it was a firewall issue, why did it work the first time? Any advice you have would be great!
 

dadada2000

macrumors newbie
Sep 25, 2004
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MrSugar said:
Hi there,

I am currently in New Zealand studying abroad until this November. I have been trying to iChat with my girlfriend back in denver, we both have Powerbooks and iSights. So here's the tricky part, when I first got here and signed online, we were able to start up a video chat after a few tries, but now it seems that every time we try it just comes back with,

Failed to start Video Chat because:
Bruce Lastname did not respond.

She gets the same message on here end, yet with her name in place.

Also, we can both connect to Apple's test server, so I don't know if it's a bandwidth or a firewall issue. But if it was a firewall issue, why did it work the first time? Any advice you have would be great!







Did you ever get it working?? because i'm getting the same error :-\
:(
 

Hoef

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Jul 11, 2004
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Houston, TX..... (keep walking)
That's usually the error I get when video chatting with someone who is on a PC using AIM. Never had that problem mac to mac. With the PC, 9 out 10 times it is a firewall issue (or messenger trying to monopolize the camera). This website helped out some of my buddies.....
 

killmoms

macrumors 68040
Jun 23, 2003
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Washington, DC
If you both are behind NAT (wireless or wired) routers, that's the problem. If not, I can't imagine what could be going wrong... who's calling who? Have you tried both ways?