how to view a contact's webcam?

Asked by newgreen on 2007-05-26

I have entered into my gaim buddy list the list from my yahoo messenger, and was able to send and receive IM's and conferences from a yahoo contact, but when I clicked on the "view my webcam" under a contact's name, I just got another IM screen. do I need to install anything else to view a webcam?

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Markus Thielmann
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2007-05-26
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Best Markus Thielmann (thielmann) said : #1

Thanks for your question.

There was a fork called Gaim-VV which had webcam support, Gaim itself does not provide video chats.

Pidgin (Gaims new name) plans to support video chat with version 3.0.

newgreen (newgreen) said : #2

Thanks Markus Thielmann, that solved my question.

sonz (sonz) said : #3

Hi Meerabarbara,

Maybe Im a little late, but just in case you didnt find any solution to your problem, you can try using 'kopete' instead of 'gaim'. It has what you're looking for. I think its a part of the 'kdenetwork' package.
HTH.

newgreen (newgreen) said : #4

thanks, have installed kopete and will try out webcam, thanks for your suggestion...

Mb.

sonz <email address hidden> wrote: Your question #7200 on gaim in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gaim/+question/7200

sonz posted a new comment:
Hi Meerabarbara,

Maybe Im a little late, but just in case you didnt find any solution to your problem, you can try using 'kopete' instead of 'gaim'. It has what you're looking for. I think its a part of the 'kdenetwork' package.
HTH.

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