Video and Audio Conferencing: iChat AV

Computers have linked the world. The ability to carry on real-time chats—through text, audio, and video—bridges cultures and people around the globe. Unfortunately, the process of actually making a connection is often more difficult than it needs to be.

There are numerous shareware/freeware conferencing solutions—Apple's own QuickTime Broadcaster can even be coaxed into filling the niche (see Chapter 25, “Darwin Streaming Server and QuickTime Broadcaster,” for details). None of these, however, approach the ease-of-use of Apple's iChat AV. iChat allows ordinary users to hold high-quality full-motion video/audio conferences with their friends and colleagues. New with Tiger's iChat AV is the ability to host ...

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