30 October 2007

Cross Platform Webcam and Audio chat

Imagine if you, in all probability a windoze user, wants to share some important real time video info with, in all probability, a stubborn *ix (please include mac into that, will you ? ) user like me ?

Well, I had to do this to check some source code and stuff over this weekend. Skype refused to play nice over my friend's Linux desktop.

So, after some digging around we discovered these two pieces of fine software, openwengo and qnext.

Of these two, we preferred openwengo for the simplest reason that we had access to the source code and hence, we could do some optimized compilation to make the software work a bit better. The installer sizes are a bit of a concern for qnext, but, to our surprise, both these pieces of software played quite nice.

Both these pieces of software seem to play along nicely with jabber, though it remains to be seen whether you can call a windoze gtalk user.

But, all in all, highly recommended in case you want to do cross platform video and audio chatting.


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Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:22 PM


  1. Blogger Bosky posted at Friday, November 2, 2007 at 5:25:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Hey ,
    on a similiar note, ive had a simliar need whenever i want to test browser quirks out (moi web-based stealth product) in various web+os combinations .

    ive tried vyew (flash based) , but offlate ive been using this new java based one . since its java based i think interop shudnt be a prob although i havnt tried it extensively. apart form chat, desktop sharing, (u can even pass desktop control to the other user) and all with a few just clicks. pretty impressive .

    infact im even gonna give my referal code : nigerianKingHasBlessedYou.

    Keep Clicking,

    Note:js kidding about that last one :P
  2. Blogger Gynevra posted at Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 4:37:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    Well, webcams are slowly becomung the more and more important in our lives. People will soon understand that webcams can be not only useful, nut pretty as well. Please, review http://www.webcam-list.com/blog/2007/12/retro-webcam.html BTW they have a lot of other useful info about webcams

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