ichat with aol (video)
following my sister-in-law and family moving overseas, we have had a number of video (mac to mac) iChats with them (which has worked really well).
the latest release of tiger (10.4.9) has improved the iChat experience and i heard that the connection to a video-enabled AOL account on a PC worked really well – so i did some testing…
i have iChat on a Mac (with my dot mac account). on my windows PC i installed the latest AIM 18.104.22.168. i have tested a number of times from the PC to the Mac – works great! the camera i have connected to the Windows device is a USB camera. the quality is ok, not great, but works…
i have found the iSight/Apple to work far better than any other system but if you have family or friends with a Windows machine – iChat and AIM work really well together.
I’m using my ichat/mac account on the mac and the AIM account on the Windows machine. when i login to the Windows machines, iChat “sees” that i am active and i am then able to request a video chat with my mac. on both machines i am using the “short” names (e.g. sadamson3). Let me know if that does the trick.