sorry to be so blunt but I'm just so frusterated with ichat!! Whenever i try and "direct connect" with a buddy to send a picture or a sound clip it never works. It will either look like it worked but the person on the receving end doesn't get it. Or I get just werid errors. Also video chatting is very bad with trying to talk to other on a pc using AIM. I've tried using AIM but it doesn't work very well with my macbookpro. AIM needs to be updated really really really bad. If anyone else has any bad experiences with ichat please share, maybe we can resolve them together. !!!!