What's the best on Mac? ichat? Yahoo? aMSN?

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  1. Dendrilite

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    Hey on a mac

    on ichat with AIM account: Bsu80b

    on Yahoo: Dendrilite

    on aMSN: Robertsexton100@hotmail.com

    what is the best if you are on a mac for web caming?

    any suggestions?

    Rob :)
     
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    iChat would give the best results if the person you connect with has iChat, fast machine and connection. iChat is also supposed to be able to connect with AIM/AOL users in Windowsland as well with voice and video. I have never tried it. Occasionally I have had fun with the new Yahoo chat client but it has no sound. MSN does neither in MacOS X.

    I use Adium as my main chat client. I like it best because it will do all flavors of chat all at once. It is text only though. I don't find that a problem since I so rarely have a need for audio or video.

    You might check out Skype. I seem to recall that it may do what you are looking for. I don know that you can call any phone inn the US or Canada for free until Jan 1st, '07.
     
  3. tallguypns

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    As far as I'm concerned, you cannot beat iChat for video, as long as you're mac to mac and over fast connections on both ends.
     
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    hey tallguypns,

    add me so i can see how good mac to mac can be :)

    Rob :p
     
  5. LeeEJ

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    Mac-to-Mac over iChat/iSight >>> all
     
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    iChat is of course great, but since we live in a Windows world it's not always easy to find other chatters. There is a new Yahoo Messenger for Mac 3.0 Beta; it's not as good as iChat but I find it far more reliable than the old Yahoo Messenger for Mac and the video is improved.

    http://messenger.yahoo.com/

    yahoo: littlearm13@yahoo.com
    iChat: camguy@mac.com
     
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    I use Trillian, which is a spyware-free version of AIM. I believe you can also use it for ICQ, but I never use it for that.

    They've some applications out there, though can't name any for you now, that cover AIM, YIM, and several other instant messaging programs simultaneously.
     
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    Trillian smileys suck balls.
     
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    Who's? I might have to start using Trillian. Well, depending on the answer. :tongue:
     
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    Metaphor's balls. I hear they're huge.
     
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    Hmm, I'm holding out for yours. I heard they're j-u-u-u-u-u-st right. :tongue: (no pun intended with the "tongue", but since it's out...)
     
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    i have no problem with messangers, but its cams that usually i buy one and it doesnt work, i get frustrated and throw it away. what sucks is when i finally find one that works nobody wants to cam so i put it in the garage, after the next system update it doesnt work anymore! ... i need an isight..lol
     
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