Macbook i chat/video chat

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mcanadiensfan63, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. mcanadiensfan63 macrumors member

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    for some reason, when ever i try to invite some1 to a videochat, it says error, the person didnt respond or somethin, but i can do regular text chat, i know the person responded and accepted it. whats wrong?? thanx
     
  2. notengolegs macrumors member

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    Most likely one or both of you is behind a firewall.
     
  3. whoisit711 macrumors newbie

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  4. whoisit711 macrumors newbie

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    mistake and editing*

    i just got my macbook and i tried vid chatting and it wont work saying theres and error and my freind didnt responded when he actually has so i dont know wat to do..do i need to download something
     
  5. CoolKen86 macrumors member

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    I have a question about iChat, do I need a mobileme account to be able to use it?
     
  6. insignificantMB macrumors member

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    no
     
  7. CoolKen86 macrumors member

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    Then what do I need to use it??? because i cant sign in to it
     
  8. capriseyhaze macrumors regular

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    any instant messaging account you have just sign in. Aim,yahoo,msn all those shi$! Work.
     
  9. whoisit711 macrumors newbie

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    so do i have to download something to vid chat on a macbook?
     
  10. UniPro macrumors regular

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    Umm no. Does the error come both ways? In other words, does the error happen when you instigate the video chat and when your friend tries to instigate it?

    For me when I video chat with my girlfriend (she has vista) the only way it works is when I instigate the chat. It only gives us errors if she starts it.
     
  11. whoisit711 macrumors newbie

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    no it says error when somebody asks me or when i ask somebody but it says send the problem to apple so i did that but i was wondering if i had to download something because i just got it like 3 days
     
  12. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Either you or the person you're trying to video chat with is behind a firewall and you need to forward your ports - common problem with a simple solution.
     
  13. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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  14. whoisit711 macrumors newbie

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    so how do i fix the firewall then? like how do i foward my ports and to who?
     
  15. UniPro macrumors regular

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    You need to access your router settings, what type of router do you have?
     
  16. Aniday macrumors regular

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    You're an idiot.

    Only AIM, Mobile ME (via AIM) and Jabber works with iChat.


    Video chatting, especially with a Windows user can be tricky. Usually I just keep trying or tell them to turn off their firewall. Sometimes they have crappy internet so you'll want to set a bandwidth limit.
     

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