webcam

Asked by Greg B. on 2006-12-03

Does gaim support webcams?

Thanks.

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2006-12-03
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2006-12-03
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2006-12-03
Best Matt Smith (mattsmith) said : #1

There was a fork a while ago called Gaim-VV which supported webcam, but unfortunately that died, so at present Gaim only has voice support.

Greg B. (prezbedard) said : #2

User confirmed that the request is solved.

Jason Spiro (jasonspiro) said : #3

There are plans to make gaim support webcams in the future, but I believe these plans have been more than a year in the making and there is no support yet. There is IM software that does support webcams: Kopete supports (I think) MSN and Yahoo webcam chat, though there is no voice, only video. There may be other software that meets your needs too, such as Ekiga. Ask on IRC or at www.ubuntuforums.com for more details.