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10.4.9 ichat update not working?

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x34287 Calculating status...
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Mar 13, 2007 11:45 PM
I currently update my computer to 10.4.9 and read that it includes support for USB webcams in ichat specifically USB Video Class (1.0 I assume). However when I hooked up my Lenovo USB webcam hoping to see if I could do a video chat with friends, it didnt work. However it uses the newer Vmicro VC0321 controller that supports USB video class 1.0, thats why I am wondering why it isnt working? any thoughts on that?

BTW the audio mic works just fine.
PowerMac G5 mp970, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
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    Mar 14, 2007 2:52 PM (in response to x34287)
    hi x34287,

    Does this device have Mac Drivers ?
    Can it be seen in iMovie ?

    At present it is not clear if this is just going to replace iChatUSBCam which itself needed Mac drivers.

    http://static.flickr.com/35/99733145_7168a1ce77.jpg?v=0

    9:50 PM Wednesday; March 14, 2007
    G4/1GhzDual MDD MacBookPro 2gig NETGEAR DG834GUK Hollywood Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? ^See link at top of the Topic List ^
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    Mar 14, 2007 5:29 PM (in response to x34287)
    im from the uk and my ichat is not connecting now! WDF
    g5, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Mark Block Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Mar 14, 2007 5:43 PM (in response to x34287)
    I updated 3 computers with 10.4.9 using Software Update -- an old PowerBook G4, a dual G5 and an Intel iMac -- and iChat isn't connecting anymore on any of the computers. I'd love to know if there's a fix.
    PowerBook Titanium 1GHz / Dual 2.5 G5, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • hienqnguyen Calculating status...
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    Mar 14, 2007 6:11 PM (in response to Mark Block)
    I have the same issue after updating to 10.4.9. iChat refused to connect!!!
    PowerBook G4 17', Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Mar 15, 2007 12:15 AM (in response to hienqnguyen)
    This suggestion might not fix the problem, but I never use the "Automatic update" for O/S upgrades. This is an "incremental update that only inserts changes into to your O/S files. I recommend you run "Disk Utility" to repair permissions, then download the 10.4.9 Combo installation file which is about 163Mbytes. This "update" effectively replaces your entire O/S with a fresh copy.
    iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Cox cable, ZyXEL P-330W v1.7, and PAP2 v2 for Vonage
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
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    Mar 15, 2007 12:49 PM (in response to x34287)
    The Original Poster asked about Cameras not whether about being able to Login to AIM yesterday.

    In fact nothing in his posts mentions that side of things at all

    This thread http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4232435#4232435 is where issues about 10.4.9 or the fact the AIM servers seemed to be off-line yesterday please.

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    7:53 PM Thursday; March 15, 2007
    G4/1GhzDual MDD MacBookPro 2gig NETGEAR DG834GUK Hollywood Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? ^See link at top of the Topic List ^
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Mar 15, 2007 2:37 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))
    The thread subject references "10.4.9 ichat update not working?". I responded to Mark Block and hienqnguyen. They talked about problems with iChatAV after the upgrade. I felt it was only courteous to do so.
    iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Cox cable, ZyXEL P-330W v1.7, and PAP2 v2 for Vonage
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
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    Mar 17, 2007 1:49 PM (in response to Russa)
    Hi Russa,

    I noticed that. It was more the threadjacking I was thinking about but the title is misleading as you say.

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    8:52 PM Saturday; March 17, 2007
    G4/1GhzDual MDD MacBookPro 2gig NETGEAR DG834GUK Hollywood Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? ^See link at top of the Topic List ^
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    Mar 17, 2007 6:57 PM (in response to hienqnguyen)
    I too am having this problem with all my Macs: my MacPro, My MacBook Pro, and my iMac Core Duo after 10.4.9 installed. I can no longer video chat. I tried it within my own network, outside of my own network over the Internet, and many other networks.

    It's clearly broken.
    Mac Pro 2.66/1.75TB/2XSD/x1900/BT/4GB*MBP 15" 2.0/256/2GB/7200*iMac Intel 17", Mac OS X (10.4.7), (1.75 TB = 3x500 GB and 1X250 GB)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
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    Mar 18, 2007 1:57 PM (in response to controller2k)
    Hi Controller2k,

    How is your Network set up ?

    How are the ports allowed for iChat ?

    http://static.flickr.com/35/99733145_7168a1ce77.jpg?v=0

    8:57 PM Sunday; March 18, 2007
    G4/1GhzDual MDD MacBookPro 2gig NETGEAR DG834GUK Hollywood Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? ^See link at top of the Topic List ^
  • controller2k Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Mar 18, 2007 3:31 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))
    Yep. In fact, nothing changed on the three Macs or the multiple networks I use -except- 10.4.9 was installed.

    Text chat still works... so does video on Skype.
    Mac Pro 2.66/1.75TB/2XSD/x1900/BT/4GB*MBP 15" 2.0/256/2GB/7200*iMac Intel 17", Mac OS X (10.4.7), (1.75 TB = 3x500 GB and 1X250 GB)
  • RomanC Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2007 6:13 PM (in response to x34287)
    I think I may be having a simmiler problem. I have an ibook g3 900 and I get a black preview screen with my xbox 360 web cam. Quicktime, iMovie, photo booth, mirror (dashboard) all get the black screen or an error message. I noticed this in the log:

    2007-03-18 18:04:10.573 DashboardClient[223] * Message from <QCVideoInput = 0x04503920 "VideoInput_1">:
    Video capture preparation failed (error 16463)
    2007-03-18 18:04:10.583 DashboardClient[223] * Message from <QCVideoInput = 0x04503920 "VideoInput_1">:
    Initialization failed
    Quartz Composer QuickTime Component: Error in CompositionMediaHandlerIdle() at line 1993: Patches loading from media samples failed
    LOG: immediate shutdown request
  • queengeek Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2007 10:37 AM (in response to rph105)
    It appears that many folks are having issues w/ichat after 10.4.9 update.

    I have already done the full 10.4.9 download and re-applied the full update plus I did the disk-utility option that repairs permissions and ichat is still hanging.

    I also installed ichat from the original DVDs which allows me to connect occasionally without hanging.

    Is there a way to "rollback" to 10.4.8? I'm a newbie w/Macs and outside of wiping my machine and starting over, I don't know another way.
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,310 points)
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    Mar 19, 2007 10:38 AM (in response to queengeek)
    iMacG5 20" , iBookG4 12" , iSight, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Netgear DG834GT, iChat: defcom1@mac.com++++email: defcom@gmail.com++++
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