Video calls with WebRTC

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08 Jan, 2016 02:03 PM

First of all hello to everyone, and happy new year!

Well, some days ago i wanted to use video calls on my old G4 mac, but i realized there are no more programs which allow you to do that. So i got an idea... I knew there were sites where you can video chat with people, so i tried them.
I tried every single site that use WebRTC standard, like Gruveo or similiars, tha call starts, but you can't see the other person.

Thanks in advance for your help.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 08 Jan, 2016 06:37 PM

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    We don't support WebRTC. This is documented in the release notes.

    It's not a high priority given that most Power Macs can't handle the CPU overhead of WebRTC effectively, unfortunately.

  2. 2 Posted by pasquale.1996 on 09 Jan, 2016 02:38 AM

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    Thank you for your answer Cameron...
    I apologize for being bad informated on the argument... But if there are no ways to make it works through the browser, do you know any other manner to make video calls on our beloved powerpcs?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 09 Jan, 2016 05:08 AM

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    Unfortunately, I don't use my G5 for that currently, so I don't have any suggestions for you. Perhaps another user does.

  4. 4 Posted by pasquale.1996 on 25 Jan, 2016 04:37 PM

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    Hi to everyone, i write here again to say that i found a still working app which allows video chat... It's Yahoo messenger 3.0.2, i tested it between a windows pc and my powerpc mac

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