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Old 08-22-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
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Smile Pidgin voice and video


As some may have noticed Pidgin 2.6.1 now supports voice and video.

A few of us in #slackware have been doing some testing with mixed results. If anyone would like to try out v&v I have put up some slackbuilds here:

http://www.unrealize.co.uk/slackbuilds/12.2/

Pidgin compile information is here:

http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/vv#B...hVoiceandVideo

Note that gstreamer and gst-plugin-base will need to be upgraded with at least the versions on my site. Stock 12.2 versions are not suitable.

The order of building should be

gstreamer
gst-plugin-base
gst-python
gst-ffmpeg
gst-plugins
libnice
farsight2
pidgin

As far as I can tell. The installation order of plugins isn't important.

So please test and have fun and give any feedback here.

For info on using slackbuilds:

http://www.slackbuilds.org/howto/

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Old 08-22-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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Voice and Video support for XMPP only, that is.
Don't get your hopes up MSN, AIM etc......
 
Old 08-22-2009, 10:11 PM   #3
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Thanks to OP for posting the slackbuilds. I've created my own slackbuilds for -current and I have pidgin built with audio/video support but haven't tested it. I think you also need slackbuild for gst-plugins-farsight. Here's what I've installed on current.

libnice
gst-plugins-farsight
farsight2 (built with --disable-python, this is because I don't want gst-python)
pidgin

I'll report back once I test pidgin.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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Update: seems the build order should be libnice/farsight _after_ gstreamer:

gstreamer
gst-plugin-base
gst-python
gst-ffmpeg
gst-plugins
libnice
farsight2
pidgin

I have been trying the gst-plugins-farsight too and will upload a build script.
 
Old 08-23-2009, 01:17 AM   #5
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Well. After a lot of testing it seems to be random whether audio works or not. Most of the time all you hear is a lot of clicking or popping.

Anyone had better success?

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:42 AM   #6
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Any further update/ success on Pidgin Voice & Video?

I tried above methods for reinstalling Pidgin, but no success for video & voice either.

Config :
Slackware64-current updated on HP Pavilion dv2000 dual boot.

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f2:b016 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd VGA 30fps UVC Webcam

This webcam works well under wxCam available from SlackBuilds.

any guidance??
 
Old 01-21-2010, 08:05 AM   #7
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I have updated my pidgin slackbuild a few days ago so you might want to try that. In the latest version you can play with voice/video options in the plugins dialog.

Might be worth a shot.

http://www.unrealize.co.uk/slackbuil.../pidgin-2.6.5/
 
Old 01-22-2010, 02:18 PM   #8
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thanks dive!

it installed correctly with video & voice enabled.

still I am getting this error while trying to make a call:

Quote:
22:05
(10:09:13 PM) Error creating session: Could not create the valve element
(10:09:13 PM) Error adding stream.
(10:09:13 PM) The call has been terminated.
I think some settings are missed by me for devices either webcam or mic and speaker.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 01:31 AM   #9
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Seems to be something to do with gstreamer-plugins-farsight and gstreamer-plugins-bad.

Not sure of a solution though. Maybe #pidgin on freenode might be able to help wth that one.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 11:08 AM   #10
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I have got Pidgin 2.6.5 working fully with voice & video support on debian lenny. It works properly with gmail video chat.

I compiled the

gstreamer-0.10.25 ,
gst-plugins-base-0.10.25,
gst-plugins-good-0.10.17,
gst-plugins-bad-0.10.17
gst-plugins-ugly-0.10.13,
gst-ffmpeg-0.10.9,
farsight2-0.0.16

in the same order.




Note:
1. gst-plugins-farsight is obsolete now and the library has been merged into gst-plugins-bad.
2. I cannot assure whether the versions of ffmpeg , x264, speex present in debian repository work properly with it because, on my system, I have all the codecs updated till Jan 1 , 2010. Please someone else confirm it.

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:36 AM   #11
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Any more info on if this actually works, I might try it later today ...
 
Old 02-18-2010, 12:38 PM   #12
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It actually works. =)

(Pidgin 2.6.6 @ Slackware 13 here)
 
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:39 PM   #13
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Alright, thanks, I'll post back when I try it.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 12:34 PM   #14
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@ Dive

I received this error while installing gst-gnome-vfs (0.10.23) from slackbuilds on my slack64-current.

Quote:
Making all in gnomevfs
CC gstgnomevfs.o
CC gstgnomevfssink.o
CC gstgnomevfssrc.o
CC gstgnomevfsuri.o
LINK libgstgnomevfs.la
Making all in tools
Making all in tests
Making all in check
CC elements_playbin2-playbin2.o
LINK elements/playbin2
elements_playbin2-playbin2.o: In function `test_refcount':
playbin2.c .text+0x153): undefined reference to `check_debug'
playbin2.c .text+0x62f): undefined reference to `check_debug'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [elements/playbin2] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2
Any guidance?
 
Old 05-24-2010, 05:58 PM   #15
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yes got it working with voice & video enabled.

reinstalled all the packages from slackbuilds.org in suggested order.
the main issue remained was for farsight2 due to gst-python.

then came recent update about src2pkg for rescue (in some other post on LQ) and utilized that, well used first time src2pkg for gst-python. may be there is some more sane way of doing all this either, but i got this way.

then every thing went in order.

thanks everybody.

well my own pace of learning...
 
  


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