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Re: Kopete & video



On Monday 08 January 2007 17:30, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 16:38 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Monday 08 January 2007 16:22, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > > Anne,
> > >
> > > I tried sharing my Logitech Communicate STX webcam under kopete over
> > > MSN messenger network without much luck.
> > > Establishing connection was a real pain in the back side (large number
> > > of retires to get it working) and from time to time my image would
> > > freeze (both in the preview window and on the other end).
> >
> > Did you have to do anything other than click on the send icon to get the
> > video transmitted?  And received?
>
> In the chat window:
> Chat -> Send Webcam.
> If the other side sends you an invitation, you can "accept" or "reject"
> it.
> After a couple of unsuccessful "accepts" I managed to establish a
> connection.
> But sadly enough, it didn't last... :(
>
Both my friend and I tried many times, but never got it to work.

> > I can see it in the setup page, but haven't managed anything at all in
> > use.
> >
> > > For now, I'm using the amsn package which seems to work just fine.
> >
> > That's one I've never tried at all.
>
> It's in extras.
> It uses an old fltk interface.
> AFAICS it doesn't even do AA fonts.
>
> But it works.
>
> > > Once I'll have some free time I'll do some testing and report the
> > > problems upstream.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > I've been trying to get both kopete and ekiga working, but it's hard work
> > if you don't know whether the problems are at the local end, the remote
> > end, or both.
>
> Indeed.
> Even worse, the MSN protocol itself is... err... not that reliable. :(
>
It's very frustrating.  Two or three years back I had gnomemeeting working.  I 
used it for a linux to linux and for a linux to windows session (netmeeting).  
I haven't needed it for a long time, so I've been quite shocked to see how 
hard it is now.

Anne

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