OpenFire Pidgin and Video Chat

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 ?
Elemental12Asked:
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Elemental12Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
we found another solution, the spark client seems to work.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Maybe Google video chat is an option for you?
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Elemental12Author Commented:
I wish ... It needs to stay internal to the network, not out to the internet.
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mohansahuCommented:
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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Elemental12Author Commented:
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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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
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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Elemental12Author Commented:
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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mohansahuCommented:

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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Elemental12Author Commented:
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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mohansahuCommented:
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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Elemental12Author Commented:
this actually goes out to the fonomo web site ... I need something that can be housed on a local server
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Elemental12Author Commented:
I kept digging and found my own solution.
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