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    Default Webcam App

    My mother just purchased a webcam for her laptop. I really hope it is Linux compatible. When I go over to her house, I guess I'll find out.

    She runs an at home Mary Kay-type business and she wants to be able to hold virtual video meetings, or at the very least allow multiple people to chat with her while watching a live video of her.

    I told her she should apply to be a webcam girl. Bad jokes aside, is there a good Linux app that would allow her to chat with her team using her webcam?

    Preferably something simple that can pass the Grandma test.

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    Default Re: Webcam App

    * enderandrew,

    depends on what everybody else is using: Skype should work, else there is support for Yahoo Instant Messenger and webcams in Kopete (KDE) and AFAIK in Pidgin (Gnome).

    Uwe

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    She could in theory ask her team members to use whatever app she wants. I know Skype and other programs allow for voice chat, but which ones will allow one person to broadcast video to several users at once?

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    * enderandrew wrote, On 01/12/2009 07:16 PM:
    > She could in theory ask her team members to use whatever app she wants.
    > I know Skype and other programs allow for voice chat, but which ones
    > will allow one person to broadcast video to several users at once?


    Dunno, never did that myself.
    If nobody else has an answer, just try it yourself :-)

    Uwe

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