gmail Video chat for fedora?

Máirín Duffy duffy at fedoraproject.org
Wed Aug 25 15:20:28 UTC 2010


Hi Suyayu & Steven,

> On 25 August 2010 06:59, Steven Stern <subscribed-lists at sterndata.com> wrote:
> > How do you do it with Empathy?  I see nothing in the preferences
> > relating to video.

> On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 08:13 -0700, suvayu ali wrote:
> I personally use pidgin, but the empathy FAQ on gnome.org has this,
> http://live.gnome.org/Empathy/FAQ#Audio_and_Video_calls
> 
> I would presume (from my pidgin experience) to make a call, you would
> probably have to right click a contact and choose whether you want to
> make an audio or audio/video call.
> 
> Hope this was helpful.

You are absolutely right; that's how it works. If you have a contact who
can do video in your buddy list in empathy, they should get a little
webcam icon next to their name. If you right click their name there will
be an option to make an audio call or a video call, your choice. 

FWIW I used Empathy video chat to give a talk at a conference in the UK
from my desk in Boston in Fedora 13 :) So it does work!

http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/talking-about-inkscape-in-leeds-uk-from-boston-usa-via-empathy/

~m
 



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