Video Conference software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by timholtz, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. timholtz macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know of a program to video conference with three or more users (Mac and Windows). I tried skype but I can only figure out how to do audio, and I couldn't get ichat/aol to work either.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  2. fernandovalente macrumors 6502

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    Skype, and I guess aMSN has support to audio and video.
     
  3. timholtz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    right, but that's only one-on-one, I'm asking about having three or more users at the same time.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Do you have Perian installed? Version 1.1.3 is buggy and interferes with IM clients.
     
  5. timholtz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? I didn't know that. I'm sure I do, I'll try to uninstall it when I get home and see if that works.

    thanks
     
  6. fernandovalente macrumors 6502

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    I don't know any software that let you talk to 3 people at the same time, excepting by Skype and iChat. You may try finding a site that lets you do it.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Currently iChat is the only client that I know of that allows more than two (up to 4) individuals to a video conference.

    Skype does not allow this ... yet. But might in the future.

    If I had a business where I had 4 widely separated individuals who needed to video conference on a regular basis cheaply, I would be tempted to purchase 4 low end iMacs and run iChat for this purpose.

    Another option would be to purchase 3 cheap PCs for each location and on each PC have Skype installed. So each PC would be connect to one of the other 3 individuals. Not a clean solution, but it would work.

    If I had to connect 7 people, I could to it with 2 iMacs at each location or 6 PCs. Again, I would choose the iMac solution.

    Other than this, the only systems I know are the quarter million and above type that require numerous Internet lines and have remote control cameras and such. Definitely an expensive way to go.
     

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