iChat video chatting

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Tonight Iain, jeff and I tried our first three-way video chat using iChat on Panther.


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Jeff, Iain and I tried out a three-way video chat using iChat in Panther tonight and got some pretty spectacular results!
At first I was “the server”, and Jeff found that my video was very blocky at times.
We switched over to Iain, since he has the best upstream bandwidth of about 1 Mbps, which was a lot better for Jeff.
I didn’t notice any change, really.

It’s suypposed to be able to handle one more person, and I asked Justin to join in,
but he lent his iSight to someone else, so we were stuck with just us. 🙂
Anyone else want to experiment with this?
It’s pretty impressive, I must say.


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Jeff took this shot just after he had left the chat.

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About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

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