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dukeinlondon 01-05-2005 09:42 AM

are you interested in video chat in linux
 
Video chat is something that you can't do on mainstream networks with Linux. Is it something that bothers you ?

Chris H 01-05-2005 09:54 AM

You can do it on the msn network IIRC.

gaim-vv is under development and is available now.

There's also something available, also under development, for aMSN if my memory doesn't desert me.

jschiwal 01-05-2005 11:18 AM

There are white-board programs that can do the same thing and more. They follow the T.126 protocol, so you could use them on linux and communicate with a group using windows Netmeeting3 for example. Irix's SGIforum, and the Suns X windows program SunForum and maybe others follow this protocol.

For a voice/video over IP program, try googling for 'GnomeMeeting'. From their website:
Quote:

GnomeMeeting is an H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VOIP/IP-Telephony application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software (such as Microsoft Netmeeting)

dukeinlondon 01-05-2005 11:39 AM

I am talking about video chat with friends, not converting them to netmeeting, sunforum or other......


gaim-vv is closest.

MylesCLin 01-05-2005 01:06 PM

Well, I think before we get our hopes up on great software for the conference, we
need better support for miscellaneous cams.

Damn companies with proprietary protocols >.<

Lleb_KCir 01-05-2005 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by MylesCLin
Well, I think before we get our hopes up on great software for the conference, we
need better support for miscellaneous cams.

Damn companies with proprietary protocols >.<

hear hear... ive been fighting for over a month to get my silly little webcam working with linux. works perfect with XP go figure, did not even need the drivers from the manufacture, just plug it in and away i go with a nice little webcam.

maybe this weekend at my LUGs installfest ill be able to get it up and working.

*crosses fingers*


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