Snow Leopard iChat Videochat

Discussion in 'macOS' started by southerndoc, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. southerndoc macrumors 65816

    southerndoc

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    I haven't had the chance to video chat with someone else who has Snow Leopard.

    Is there a noticeable difference in reliability and resolution?
     
  2. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    From Mac to Mac (both with Snow Leopard installed) the resolution is notably better. But trying to talk to someone on AIM is a nightmare, very unreliable and apparently I just looked like a giant pixel to the person I was chatting to, very annoying. So I guess it's mixed results so far.
     
  3. Ibjr macrumors 6502a

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    It may appear better because of the lower bandwidth requirements for the high res chats.
     
  4. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    So it must be Aol that needs to update the Aim program to work with the new update.
     
  5. danielwsmithee macrumors 6502a

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    It is more then just AIM I think ... Snow Leopard to Leopard gets the same results, both with iChat. The leopard side gets very pixelated garbeled.
     
  6. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    Just found that i'm having the same problem too, except unlike chatting to someone using AIM where i'm pixelated, the person I was talking to was. Hopefully this can be addressed by Apple soon.
     
  7. southerndoc thread starter macrumors 65816

    southerndoc

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    The video quality of Snow Leopard to another Snow Leopard user is much improved (640x480).

    However, if I try to initiate a video chat, I can't hear any audio from the other person. Always reports their audio as 0%. If they initiate a video chat, we both can hear audio.
     

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