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    webcam support

    Hi,

    I think ubuntu should have an instant messenger with webcam support in some future release. Also (less important) it would be nice if msn games were supported.

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    Re: webcam support

    look for dMSN or Mercury Messenger. They're both the same thing, dMSN is the old name. The only reason why I haven't completely switched over to Linux is because of the terrible IM webcam support; I happened upon Mercury when I was trying to find an MSN client with webcam support under Mac OS X.

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    Re: webcam support

    but mercury is java based, and that could mean "slow" (I say it could, because I haven't tried it).

    Anyway, progress is being done in webcam support (google for gaim-vv), but I dont have a clue as far as MSN games go, although it would be very cool.

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    Re: webcam support

    Quote Originally Posted by RastaMahata
    but mercury is java based, and that could mean "slow" (I say it could, because I haven't tried it).

    Anyway, progress is being done in webcam support (google for gaim-vv), but I dont have a clue as far as MSN games go, although it would be very cool.
    I know .. this is an old thread. But the point still stands ... in order to attract youth we need gaim-vv + games

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    Re: webcam support

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntu_demon
    I know .. this is an old thread. But the point still stands ... in order to attract youth we need gaim-vv + games
    Has anyone tried using MSN Messenger 7 under Wine in Ubuntu?

    Apparently they've got it somewhat working.

    http://wiki.winehq.org/MSN_Messenger_webcam_support

    I might give it a try... but I'm just curious if it's as easy as the above page
    makes it out to be.

    I hope KMess adds more bells and whistles though. It seems like a really
    nice app with a lot of potential.

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    Re: webcam support

    so how do i install this gaim-vv thing then?

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    Re: webcam support

    Quote Originally Posted by quickblaine View Post
    so how do i install this gaim-vv thing then?
    This is an old thread.

    amsn has some webcam support. IMHO that's your best bet if you want to use your webcam using msn.

    ekiga has webcam support. (ekiga is installed on default)

    gaim-vv will be merged into gaim. I don't know when this will happen. Maybe http://gaim.sourceforge.net has some information.

    Here's some information about webcam support in Ubuntu :
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...ediaWebCameras

    Try ekiga and amsn. I don't know much more information. Search the forums if you want to know more.

    Good luck!
    Last edited by ubuntu_demon; August 9th, 2006 at 08:33 PM.

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    Re: webcam support

    I always use aMSN and if needs be Kopete. But aMSN is the closest looking to MSN Messenger so it's just about a must-use for me.
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    Re: webcam support

    Quote Originally Posted by Rackerz View Post
    I always use aMSN and if needs be Kopete. But aMSN is the closest looking to MSN Messenger so it's just about a must-use for me.
    offtopic :
    Personally I prefer gaim. For me webcam support isn't very important. But it is for some people.

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    Re: webcam support

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntu_demon View Post
    offtopic :
    Personally I prefer gaim. For me webcam support isn't very important. But it is for some people.
    It's improving, but it's still poor.

    In 5.04 I couldn't get webcams to work. Now in 6.10 they work, but wierdness still pops up -- like the smaller picture option not showing a smaller picture but rather the upper-left quarter of the large picture. Pretty funny.

    Not that anyone wants to look at or IM me anyway, but you never know, someday I may actually have a friend somewhere!
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