why does ichat suck?!

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  1. iLoveMyMBP macrumors regular

    iLoveMyMBP

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    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. !!!!

    :apple: :apple:
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    when sending files to other people, be it pictures or otherwise, i tend to drag the file to the screen name in the buddy list. instead of a direct connection, it just goes as a file transfer. but i, too, have problems video chatting with pc users. actually, just user. everybody else i video chat with has a mac.

    what bothers me most about ichat is that i want all my buddy lists, jabber and aim, to appear in one window. that's all.
     
  3. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Because it does have MSN Native Support so I can't use it!
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Same here. Pretty much everyone I want to conference with is on MSN currently, so I tend to get them to install Skype and we use that. Nobody in this country trusts AIM even if they've heard of it (most haven't).
     
  5. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    I know its a Microsoft protocol, but why can't apple just implement MSN into iChat.

    Then I would use it. Im putting up with msn on a mac which is as basic as it gets so I could cope with basic support.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    Get Adium :) and some add-ons...
     
  7. AVID macrumors member

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    i just discovered adium, what are the add ons??
    (its a fantastic program. even better than ichat)
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    Here are the Adium Xtras

    I personally use this contact list style and this icon :)

    I also use (the ugly) Mercury Messenger when I need videochat with MSN
     
  9. AVID macrumors member

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    thanks, so many options.. WOW
     
  10. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    yeh, adium is great. is there any way i can video chat on msn with adium.:)
     
  11. psychofreak Retired

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    No, that is why I linked to Mercury Messenger
     
  12. mattportner macrumors member

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    i don't like adium.

    i use ichat with the chax add-on
     
  13. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Adium is great. Coming from Windows and using Trillian....Adium is much nicer.

    -Kevin
     
  14. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Adium is really fantastic. I use it for all my chat accounts. If I need to video/voice chat with people, I fire up Skype. It's compression quality is better than any of the IM clients anyway.
     
  15. Adion macrumors newbie

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    iChat + Chax > Adium (too much extra crap I don't need)

    AIM is decent but sometimes a pain to use.
     

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