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Old 05-06-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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win compatible video chat app in kde?


after a friend's pc got eaten by malware, i have installed mandriva 2006 on it. all is not well however, due to a long distance relationship- i guess yahoo messenger video chats were a staple of his pc regimen. well kopete offers no video, and the linux versions of yahoo,aim, and skype fall short of video compatibility. basically i am left with no resource as of yet; but refuse to believe in all that the platform has to offer, a solution does not exist. Does anyone out there hold the answer?
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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have you tried using gnome meeting? if the other user uses net meeting then you should be able to have video conversations with her using this
 
Old 05-06-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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i'll have to confess my lack of knowledge here- i don't own a webcam, and am not familiar w/ many vavoip possibilities or requirements. i do believe that my friend said that the other party does not own a pc and may frequent internet cafes. is net meeting as easy to use as yahoo im?

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Old 05-07-2006, 01:50 PM   #4
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anyone tried video call w/ wengo phone?

to me, at least it looked as if it might be a good solution- it didn't see if video calls were supported in linux yet. i couldn't get it to run after using the install rpm anyway...
 
Old 05-07-2006, 02:13 PM   #5
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there is a messenger on linux that supports video chatting, beautifully i must add. its called Mercury, its a java based chat proagram thats as good as MSN 7.5 with a lot of plugins installed sadly mercury is only for MSN protocalls, doesnt work with yahoo and i deffinately havnt heard of anything supporting video chat in yahoo . still it is a very powerful messemger and if the video chatting is important for u guys i would suggest getting a msn account ans using mercury.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 09:00 AM   #6
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thanks whiskey, installed great
 
  


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