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OpenFire Pidgin and Video Chat

Posted on 2011-09-02
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Hi,

I am running a RHEL server running openfire.  I am trying to use my laptop's webcam to do video chat with some other guys.  Text chat works perfectly, but video chat does not seem to work.  We have tried other clients, just as gajim and pidgin to no avail.  I tried to yum install openfire, but it told me there was nothing to do.  Any ideas ?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Maybe Google video chat is an option for you?
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by:Elemental12
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I wish ... It needs to stay internal to the network, not out to the internet.
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by:mohansahu
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Hi,

Please go through the below link for install Pidgin with voice and video support for XMPP/Gtalk in linux.

http://fedora-help.blogspot.com/2009/08/installing-pidgin-26-in-fedora-11.html

OR try with google video chat available....

MS
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by:Elemental12
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Well, the pidgin clients are running on Windows XP and Windows 7.  My pidgin/IM server is an openfire server running on RHEL.  Is there a different way to install pidgin on Windows to make this work ?

Thanks
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Hi, I'm afraid that Windows clients don't support video (yet). From Pidgin's wiki:

Does Pidgin support voice or video?

Yes, Pidgin does support voice and video, but this is limited to Unix-like platforms and the XMPP protocol (including GoogleTalk).
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by:Elemental12
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yeah, so I am willing to use another client that will work with xmpp for video, if someone knows of one that they can offer.
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by:mohansahu
ID: 36493573

Hi  Elemental12,

Plz download the pidgin client for windows by using the below link
http://www.pidgin.im/download/windows/

And aslo have a look the below link for details.

http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/install-pidgin.html

I guess for enable video chat need to install extra plugins like fonomo etc..

MS

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by:Elemental12
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unfortunately, it does not appear that fonomo is avaialble for the Windows Pidgin client.  Does anyone know of a windows pidgin plugin ?

THanks
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by:mohansahu
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Hi,

go through the fonomo site, for testing they release windows binary

check for detail

http://www.fonomo.com/software/pidgin.html

MS
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by:Elemental12
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this actually goes out to the fonomo web site ... I need something that can be housed on a local server
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we found another solution, the spark client seems to work.
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by:Elemental12
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I kept digging and found my own solution.
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