Problems with iChat, cannot have 3 or more people in a video conference

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  1. iEugene macrumors regular

    iEugene

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    Hey folks, my friend recently picked up a MacBook and tonight my girlfriend and I wanted to show him how nifty iChat can be when it comes to video conferencing. So I started up my iChat (my girlfriend in the same room as mine with her iChat on her MacBook on as well) and got a two way conference going between my girlfriend and I, however when I went to add my friend to the video chat the little "+" sign at the bottom, iChat stated that my friend could not be added to the video conversation.

    Why is this happening? I have an iMac (Intel Core Duo), my girlfriend has a MacBook (Intel Core 2 Duo) and my other friend has a MacBook (Intel Core 2 Duo) as well. Obviously we all have the ability to use iChat text wise and audio wise, but not video wise.......Is there some sort of firewall thing I am not understanding or something?

    Any help would be great, hope to hear from someone as this is really frustrating!

    P.S.- I have chatted in iChat with up to four people before, thus why I am so stumped as to why this isn't working.
     
  2. iEugene thread starter macrumors regular

    iEugene

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    I don't mean to bump but does anyone have any answers?
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Can you do a one-one video conf. with the third person? It could be a firewall problem or even a limitation with their ISP (port blocking).
     
  4. iEugene thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nevermind figured it out, sorry for the bump.
     
  5. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

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    So what was the issue?
    In case anyone else comes up with the same problem?????
     

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