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cosmichobo
6th January 2008, 08:30 PM
G'day,

I just thought I'd try out iChat, seems there's people "not here" that would like to see my son...

I plugged my Canon MXV430 camcorder into my Pismo G3 powerbook (firewire port 1), fired up iChat, and - it says video chat is not compatible with this computer.

Well - it's not as if it's impossible on this computer - I've used Yahoo Messenger to video conference before...

Is iChat just a whinger? I'm running 10.4.9, and iChat 3.1.8.

Will try it on my eMac next I guess...

Cheers

Byrd
6th January 2008, 08:55 PM
Should be fine on your eMac, seems the system requirements are G4 or G3 600Mhz and above

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93245

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93206

... seems like a very superficial limitation however, the Pismo should still be fine with a workaround. Found the below XLR8 link, but it's pretty old.

http://xlr8yourmac.com/feedback/ichatAV_beta_feedback.html

JB

cosmichobo
6th January 2008, 09:23 PM
Thanks Byrd - couldn't find anything on Apple's site myself - they seem to be getting less and less friendly to old products, IMO...