How to use Kopete with webcam

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu Jan 25 12:10:15 GMT 2007

On Thursday 25 January 2007 09:41, Mitch wrote:
> Nigel Henry a écrit :
> > I just bought a webcam last saturday from the Aldi supermarket. I got it
> > reduced from 25€ to 5€. It works after some Gogling to get the colour
> > working, on Xawtv, and Camstream, but how do I use it with Kopete?
> >
> > The only thing I could find on Kopete's plugins was "Netmeeting", which
> > uses gnomemeeting. Is this what I need to use, and how do I setup a
> > connection to someone else.
> >
> > I don't want to discredit Linux, and make it look like it's rubbish, so
> > am just looking for some pointers as to how the webcam works with Kopete.
> >
> > As you probably asume, I will be contacting folks using MS windows, who
> > are either using MSN, or AIM.
> >
> > Nigel.
> >
> > Webcam: Lifetec LT9388 using ov511+, and well supported with Linux.
> > Test distro: Kubuntu 5.10
> > Kernel: 2.6.12-10-386
> Kopete is an all-purpose, multi-protocol messenging system. I don't
> think it can use webcams. However, you can use amsn (Aldo's MeSseNger)
> which is able to behave almost like MSN - webcam included. It works well
> once you've configured port redirection on your routers.

I think the latest version of Kopete can with certain protocol plugins:


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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