[TriLUG] Best way to connect with family with webcam?
robdale at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 23:27:39 EDT 2011
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I went with a logitech HD C310. yum
installed libwebcam and installed Gtalk. Everything worked without a
Next project: zoneminder
On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Jack Hill <jackhill at jackhill.us> wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011, Jack Hill wrote:
>> I've used Kopete and XMPP/Jabber with Jingle for video chat. Works well
>> (especially if you're a KDE fan like me :P). Unfortunately Google's
>> extension for XMPP video chat is incompatible with Jingle (at least last
>> spring), so you can't talk with people who use Google's web client. Wee
>> competing implementations.
>> I've also used sip-communicator to do SIP calls.
> Apparently this has been renamed Jitsi. (I don't have many friends who use
> SIP) (It can do other protocols too, but as mentioned above I use kopete for
>> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011, Bill Farrow wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Reginald Reed
>>> <reginald.reed at gmail.com>
>>> > You may want to try Google Hangout - I haven't tried it yet (planning
>>> > to this weekend), but from what I've read, it support Linux. OS X and
>>> > Windows. The feature I'm particularly interested in is the multi
>>> > person video feature. That isn't free with Skype.
>>> I can confirm that Google+ Hangouts work on Linux. I had multiple
>>> people online chatting away, very easy to use too. Now I need to
>>> retrain my mother to use it.
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