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What video calling software do you use for Fedora?

asked 2015-04-07 05:52:51 -0500

Ervin-Reloaded gravatar image

I would rather avoid installing skype and google chrome or the google talk-plugin for other browsers to make video calls. I would like to test linphone and/or ekiga softphone with somebody who uses them to see if it works. Does anybody know how to test the video and audio calling functions of empathy? That is all because all my contacts use proprietary software to make audio and video calls. Thanks, Ervin

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answered 2015-04-07 14:22:33 -0500

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updated 2015-04-07 14:26:51 -0500

Have you tried Firefox Hello? It is the easiest way to connect for free over video with anyone, anywhere.It doesn't require you to install any plugins! You can make calls to anyone using a latest Firefox browser on most Operating systems ( and that includes Firefox browser for Android).

If you want to use Ekiga or any other similar software for VoIP or Video call, you may need SIP account. Register for a SIP account with a SIP compliant VoIP provider and the other person whom you want to call should also have a compatible soft phone to receive your video call. After configuring your softphone, you may test it by calling test accounts. For instructions, you may click here.

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answered 2015-04-09 13:37:10 -0500

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I would also suggest to try Firefox Hello, great service without need for another account on some service. Works well and all you need to do is to share URL with person you want to talk to.

I heard from few people that Jitsi is also good although I didn't have much luck with it myself, but is definitely worth a try.

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Jitsi is a very good. It offers more than just calling.

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2015-04-09 14:01:04 -0500 )edit

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