My predicament: I need to webcam to a friend in Japan from Canada... I will also be going to Japan in the spring... so I prefer a laptop. I know about H.264 in tiger. H.264 is not a light codec. It takes a bit o' processing power and I'm concerned about getting the best quality. I'd like to know if there have been any testing with the H.264 codec on a G4. That way I can perhaps get a powerbook G4 when they go down in price pending the jan 14 announcements... or would an ibook suffice? I don't expect you to be experts, and I know proper v-conf hardware has dedicated processing of the H.264 codec and so runs perfectly (incidentally, tandberg and sony both use AAC for audio) but in a home system, i wonder if anyone has seen a real-life (not a controlled test by sj) example of how this could work on a standard laptop over standard DSL?