AIM for Windows and iChatAV

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...1638_2003aug18



What do you think this means? AIM for windows and iChatAV? iSights for windows? Big potential here for Apple.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    And for us... means we might finally be able to videoconf with AIM users.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    Why was AV on AIM banned by the FCC? Why was Apple allowed to do it? If iChat AV will work with AIM it will be übercool.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    Does voice chat already work with Windblows users?
  • Reply 4 of 6
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Kickaha

    And for us... means we might finally be able to videoconf with AIM users.



    That's my hope. I've tried to convert people to Apple, but the process is slow... In the meantime, I'd like a reason to get an iSight...
  • Reply 5 of 6
    ryukyuryukyu Posts: 448member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Dog Almighty

    Does voice chat already work with Windblows users?



    Nope.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Aquatic

    Why was AV on AIM banned by the FCC?



    Because (AOL/)Time/Warner has a massive *video* IP collection. The fear was (is?) that TW could use the videoconf to push their content to AIM users via 'on demand video'. Ie, using their position as one of the world's largest content owners to try and lock in a proprietary other market, ie, content distribution.



    It was seen as an anti-anti-competition move by the FCC.



    Apple has no such content library, so there was no potential conflict.
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