Why does (video) iChat suck so bad?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mcarnes, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. mcarnes macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    I'm trying to use video chat over the internet and it just always freezes up and gets distorted. Both ends have a fast cable (comcast) internet connection through ethernet. Both are AIM accounts. Would .mac be faster? This is just with standard settings, I didn't change anything.

    In the past I've used iChat on a local network which was great, but it sucks over the internet. Am I doing something worng? Has it ever worked?
     
  2. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

    janitorC7

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    I find it actually to be a very good chat client, I use it every day. But I wouls say that your proablem could involve permissions, try resetting.
     
  3. mcarnes thread starter macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    Ok, well at least I know it works for some. I bought my mom a new iMac just for this, so I could keep in touch with her. A real bummer. My sister is having a good laugh about it because I'm always pushing apple stuff. Grrrrrrr...

    I have a newer MBP btw, maxed out. I've been playing with it over the last ten days and the stupid thing still won't work. Even when I plug the ethernet straight into the MBP.
     
  4. aptenergy macrumors newbie

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    It's because your router isn't allowing it through. Try turning off Internet Sharing in your preferences or opening up the required ports on your router (these are documented on support.apple.com).
     

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