Specific question on iChat with iSight

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  1. arnop macrumors regular

    arnop

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    Hi everyone,

    I just gave my iBook G4 to my girlfriend and she would like to use iChat with its iSight to watch her cat when she's not @ home. Does anybody knows if it's possible to monitor a room via iChat ? She would like to leave her mac on all day long and just watch a few minutes when she's not at home.

    Thanks for your answers
     
  2. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    Well... if she left her computer on and kept ichat running, I believe she could set it to auto accept video chats. I cant remember if this is only possible on leopard though. If thats the case you can search here and find out how to get leopard on there. Im not really familiar with how to do that though.
     
  3. arnop thread starter macrumors regular

    arnop

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    Thanks ! I think i've found something, you have to type
    defaults write com.apple.ichat AutoAcceptVCInvitations 1
    In terminal and iChat will automatically accept every video chat request.

    Thanks a lot anyway
     
  4. USMaC macrumors member

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    Here's another option - Evocam

    It's not free, but is a bit more advanced with motion sensor and such.
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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  6. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    iSights were around long before they were built into the screens. Had one with my old iBook actually.
     

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