iChat Video Chat Not Working

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mr. Incredible, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Southern California
    I think the reason why is my girlfriends computer, but I could be wrong.

    She bought her MacBook in 2007 (or 2008), and I bought my iMac in 2010.

    Now, her MacBook version is 10.4.11, and my iMac is version 10.6.6.

    For Me, in iChat Preferences, under Accounts, on Security, I have "Allow AOL's server to relay video chats" checked, even when it's NOT checked, it still doesn't work.

    I'm not sure what the preferences are under her MacBook.

    The Default IM Application I'm using is iChat (5.0.3), again, not sure what hers is.

    My internet works perfectly fine, and hers works good also. But sometimes, she's not able to get my IMs, and sometimes it would say she's online, but she's really offline.

    I don't think it's my computer, since its new and up to date, and I'm assuming that it could be hers.

    Would she need to upgrade her software to Lion this summer for everything to work properly, or should she get a new computer all together?

    Does anyone know what the problem could be?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It could just be iChat being buggy. I'd get skype accounts and try that, as skype is pretty reliable. If that doesn't work, then it's probably a setting on her computer, not likely that its the difference in OS
  3. Mr. Incredible thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Southern California
    But the iChat has been buggy practically almost everyday. I mean, us being able to video chat rarely works, and when it does, it lags and just looks really bad.

    I just don't get it. Is there a way to fix both of our iChats, or should we just use Skype?

    I got the FaceTime for my iMac, and I told her to get it also, but her MacBook is lacking the software to be able to download the FaceTime beta.

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