Using webcams with Pidgin and Yahoo

Mark Doliner mark at
Mon Jun 11 12:22:41 EDT 2007

On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 09:45:35 -0600, John Meyer wrote
> Greetings,
> I recently got a web camera from the clearance bin but got it 
> working in Linux.  I would like to use it to talk with my son over 
> the Yahoo Messaging System.  Is there anyway to do this?  I tried searching
> through the archives based on thread and subject but didn't seem to 
> be anything on topic.

Pidgin does not currently support any sort of voice or video communication. 
We hope to add this in the future... but if I had to guess I'd say it's at
least a year away.


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