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    Exclamation YES there is video chat for linux!

    With all this talk of funpidgin, I realized that a lot of people don't know of kopete. It is an IM client, separate from pidgin (and funpidgin) IMHO it is buggier, slower and less easy to use than pidgin, and it doesn't support GTalk (XMMP) BUT it has video support.

    you can get it by running
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kopete
    if, when you try and use video, it gives an error about some jasper related thing, then run

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libjasper1
    or

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libjasper-runtime

    I'm not sure which one fixes it, but I got both of them, and 1 of them does the job.

    now, I am waiting to see what happens first, if pidgin gets video working, or kopete gets Gtalk working, whichever one it is, will become my full time IM client.
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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    I don't think Pidgin ever will get anything Voip like, cause they're trying to be simple and just sticking to IM.
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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    Oh god if I could get a gtalk client that works it would be my day. So many chicks trying to get in touch with me...

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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by strAlan View Post
    Oh god if I could get a gtalk client that works it would be my day. So many chicks trying to get in touch with me...
    I guess Jabbin should get the job done.
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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    Amsn

    Skype

    Ekiga

    Kopete

    They all support video chat IMO amsn is the best but skype obviously has better video quality.
    Hmmm...

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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    Ok, so the title should be
    YES there is video chat over IM (not voip) for non MSN protocols, like yahoo.
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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by atomkarinca View Post
    I guess Jabbin should get the job done.
    No, it won't

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatz View Post
    Amsn

    Skype

    Ekiga

    Kopete

    They all support video chat IMO amsn is the best but skype obviously has better video quality.
    Sure once I get my friends to buy into Skype I'll do that. I only found Kopete in source could and some of the people to whom I speak use Windoze which means getting them to compile and install is like pulling teeth.

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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by strAlan View Post
    No, it won't



    Sure once I get my friends to buy into Skype I'll do that. I only found Kopete in source could and some of the people to whom I speak use Windoze which means getting them to compile and install is like pulling teeth.
    In a terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install amsn
    Then you will have a fully compatable msn/windows live client
    Hmmm...

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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    Originally Posted by Tomatz View Post
    Amsn

    Skype

    Ekiga

    Kopete

    They all support video chat IMO amsn is the best but skype obviously has better video quality.
    Also Gyachi, a yahoo clone, does too.
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    Re: YES there is video chat for linux!

    whoever said it didn't have video chat?

    even flash based video chat works!

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