Video Chat between Mac OS X and Windows
Posted on 2010-01-12
We have a need to be able to do video chatting between Mac OS X (10.4, 10.5 and 10.6) and Windows XP machines. Below is our setup:
Windows 2003 R2 Active Directory
Apple XServe 10.5.8 with iChat Server installed
OpenFire Jabber server
Obviously, iChat server enables OS X clients to video chat... and OpenFire with the Spark client plus the Red5 plug-in enables video chats for Windows machines.
Unfortunately, I have not found a Windows client that allows Video via the iChat Server... and I have not found a WORKING Video chat client to use with OS X. I cannot get the Red5 plug-in to work with Spark for OS X or the web interface and the forums support that issue with no know resolution.
We cannot use a public service - no AIM, no GoogleTalk, no Yahoo... it *has* to be in-house.
So my question is this... what do we do? How do we make this work? If what we have will not do it.. then what will? We are not against spending money on a solution, but is has to work... period. I am a bit shocked that there is NO Windows client that interfaces with an iChat server and provides video...