Video/audio support

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Nov 29 02:55:31 EST 2007

We hope to just use gstreamer and let them take care of which video4linux or
bsd or mac video or windows implementation to use.


On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:41:48 -0700, Jeff Sadowski wrote
> Question on how to interface with the OS.
> Since libpurple is cross platform how is it planned to work with 
> v4l2, v4l, bsd's implementation, mac video api and, windows video 
> api? I would love to see a cross platform implementation. Maybe 
> there is a way to get the windows api to a v4l?(I'll go look for one)
>  I think macs and bsd support the v4l api? no?
> In the past I used gyachi to send and receive video on the yahoo
> protocol. It worked but was buggy as can be. I would rather have a
> cross platform implementation. Buggy is good because it shows the
> concept and you can get money for concepts(I'd donate :-)). I use
> multiple OSs I use both windows and linux(much prefered). I haven't
> touched Mac or BSDs in a long while But I really like having
> applications I can use on all platforms and share with everyone.
> Pidgin is by far the best application that meets this qualification
> for an Instant Messanger program. It is the OpenOffice of Instant
> Messengers. Hmm maybe someday Open Office will interface with
> libpurple for office communications.
> On Nov 27, 2007 11:34 PM, dave1g <dave1g at> wrote:
> >
> > hey Carlos, not sure if you knew this but here is the  ticket for what you
> > are planning on working on.   from
> > what I can tell both aMSN and Kopete
> > have implementations that you could use
> > for inspiration. Both are GPL so should be no worries there. If you announce
> > on that ticket that you are working on this, there will be people worshiping
> > you lol, read the ticket to see what I mean.

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