Sounds for XMPP and IRC

Matt Heidsick matt.heidsick at
Tue Feb 12 13:17:54 EST 2008


Thanks for your fast reply. Trillian allows for sounds in IRC chat room. 
So as an example, if I use their little dog icon, or post (&) in the 
chat, it triggers a woof.wav to be played on every local machine that is 
logged into that chat room, (@) triggers a meow.wav and so on.
Currently I have no options of using a specific sound for notifications 
of this sort within IRC.

Hope that explains a bit more in detail.


Luke Schierer wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2008, at 12:38 EST, Matt Heidsick wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am pretty new to this mailing list and need some help. We are looking
>> for using Pidgin in our department as our main tool of communication and
>> are primarily using the Jabber/XMPP as well as the IRC protocol. We are
>> currently on Trillian but would like to move away from it. I have found
>> everything we need so far in the Pidgin client, all except one thing.
>> The sounds are very important to us as we use the to alert other team
>> members of special events. I can not seem to find a plugin or any other
>> document that would suggest sounds for those two protocols are even
>> possible with Pidgin. Of course I don't want to compare Trillian with
>> pidgin, but it would be great if someone could point me into the right
>> direction and let me know how I can add different sounds to pidgin.
> Sounds are controlled by your preferences,  you can set any of the 
> events listed there to just about any sound you like.
> I suspect this isn't what you are asking about though, but I've not 
> used trilian, so I'm not sure what else you could mean.
> luke

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