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Old 02-07-2007, 07:40 AM   #1
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Best webcam interface app


Hi all. I have a Sony VAIO laptop with a built in webcam. I use Sabayon Linux (flawlessly) on it. I was looking at the portage tree for a suitable webcam app and realise there are many and as I have never used a webcam with Linux before, was interested in user feedback, on webcams in use and arguments for or against software.

I guess one of the important decisions in app choice depends on useage of the webcam. I like IM and Skype, although my current version doesn't support video or SMS. There's WengoPhone and Ekiga Softphone and Gnome meeting, to name but a few options. I guess I'd like to use video for IM and even conference calls. Anyone with tips and experience, please post them!

I generally use KDE.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 06:13 AM   #2
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This has been a popularly viewed post but sadly little input! I did some research and found a few that seem to be the 'standard' best.

Be sure to check out the top 100 projects on sourceforge!

vmukti looks like the most developed conferencing interface. A little tricky to setup but of a very high standard, check it out.

gyachi is specifically for those who live in the Yahoo messaging world. Fully featured.

Skype is very popular but the stable versions do not offer video support. You can try and build it yourself, or run a win version in wine. You may have many problems here!

Ekiga is the new name for Gnome-meeting and is default with many distros.

I haven't found anything for google/gmail or MSN networks.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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This has been a popularly viewed post but sadly little input! I did some research and found a few that seem to be the 'standard' best.

Be sure to check out the top 100 projects on sourceforge!

vmukti looks like the most developed conferencing interface. A little tricky to setup but of a very high standard, check it out.

gyachi is specifically for those who live in the Yahoo messaging world. Fully featured.

Skype is very popular but the stable versions do not offer video support. You can try and build it yourself, or run a win version in wine. You may have many problems here!

Ekiga is the new name for Gnome-meeting and is default with many distros.

I haven't found anything for google/gmail or MSN networks.
Well I've had no luck installing Gyachi on Sabayon 3.3 x64_86 at least not yet. Tried installing the source code, and even the debian packages with no luck (had to try)

As for an MSN replacement, try aMSN. I used it in Fedora Core 6, and I think its available in the Sabayon portage tree.

Give it a shot
 
  


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