8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2012 10:38 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
MarioZambrano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I cant video Chat


Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.7), None
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,535 points)

    Hi,

     

    iChat will Video to any Buddy that shows a Video icon in the Buddy List

    This needs your Camera to be Enabled (Video Menu) and the Show Video Status to be Enabled (View Menu).

     

    From there the Buddy needs to be using iChat if you are starting with a Jabber Buddy List (Included Facebook and GoogleTalk)

     

    That is to say it will not Video to the PC app called GoogleTalk, or to a Web Browser Login or to another Jabber Video capable app.

    It is about the different Protocols used for Connections.

     

    To be clear "Jabber" Video chats are iChat to iChat.

     

    If you are using a Yahoo name it will only do Text chats.

     

    Video Chats to PC users using AIM can be varied.

    I would say that they were easier in the past

    However it may pay to read this replacement Users Tip

     

     


    8:26 PM      Monday; May 7, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • ishtaar1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am a new iPad user and want to video chat with a pc user what do I or they have to do to video chat? What program is best suited for video chatting?

    I ased them to get an apple I'd, and they have, but nothing happens

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,535 points)

    Hi,

     

    As the iPad and the iPhone do not have Flash, several Flash based Web Browser Video Chat sites would be unavailable to you.

     

    I have not heard that the Google GoogleTalk Web Browser plug-in is available for the same iOS Browsers.

    (that would exclude using Google Talk via a Browser)

     

    The iPad cannot not run iChat.

    iChat on the Mac can Video chat to PC that use the AIM App  (it is supposed to work but people report a mixed picture of success)

     

    The Yahoo for Mac app does do Video can "Chat" with PC users but I don't think there is an iPad version

    Same for MSN/Live.

     

    FaceTime on the Mac and the iOS devices only works between other FaceTime Apps and there  is not a PC version.

     

    Realistically there is no way to Video between an iPad and a PC.

     

     

     

     

     


    8:46 PM      Thursday; May 17, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.4)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.7.4),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,355 points)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,535 points)

    Hi,

     

    I had forgotten about Skype

     

    I still have concerns about it though

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/skype-knew-about-ip-address-security-flaw-bac k-in-2010/11837?tag=nl.e589

     

     


    9:27 PM      Thursday; May 17, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.4)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.7.4),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • joebenhaim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    what about me, i have my camera working fine with all apps except video chat,

     

     

    it says "video chat is not supported by this computer"

     

    ive been video chatting for months.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,535 points)

    Hi,

     

    I've been video chatting for months.

     

    Maybe it's time for a wash and a shave

     

     

    I would also try a PRAM reset.

    Shut down the computer.

    Restart it holding down Apple/CMD ( or ⌘)+ALT( ⌥)+P+R Keys until you have heard three Start Up Bongs.


    PRAM Keys

     

    This clears some memory items that can prevent the camera being "Seen" by the iChat App (amongst other things)

     

     


    7:27 PM      Thursday; June 7, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.4)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.7.4),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,535 points)

    Thanks for the Points

     

     


    6:38 PM      Tuesday; July 17, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously