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Is this currently possible in either Lucid or Maverick?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

telepathy-butterfly which is a backend to the default Ubuntu IM client Empathy has just received support for the p2pv2 protocol, which will be the only voice/video protocol used by future version versions of the official Windows client. (see bug report and OMG! Ubuntu)

Whilst these fixes are in the source code, it will take time for a new version of telepathy-butterfly to be released, packaged and put in Ubuntu. We are also dependant on the uptake of future versions of the official Windows client (we will be compatible with all future versions, currently in Beta testing). I imagine this will be working in a mainstream way by Ubuntu release 11.04

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I can't seem to get it to work even with this package installed. Is there a tut I can follow? – davbren Jul 4 '11 at 12:01

you can use aMSN. Its a MSN messenger clone for linux.

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It dropped video support a while ago AFAICS – Oli Aug 18 '10 at 8:10… – Oli Aug 18 '10 at 8:11
i didn't knew it has dropped the audio/video support after the release of 0.98.2 version. but the official site ( still says it has the web cam support. – Rojan Aug 18 '10 at 8:28

Not with a native client but you can through Meebo (uses Flash).

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The Meebo help page says "Note: If you're chatting with a buddy who is not using Meebo Messenger they will be sent a link asking them to log in through The Video/Audio chat feature cannot connect directly to an IM account not using Meebo Messenger." – Firefeather Nov 19 '10 at 4:10

Emesene might possibly work?

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Doesn't have video support yet. – Tommy Brunn Aug 18 '10 at 9:34 You may well be right though, that's why I asked as a question :) – 8128 Aug 18 '10 at 9:47

emesene is a great msn chatting program and YES it has a video support till now but it makes the program crash most of the time :D .. i read lots of comments that complain about microsoft denying access to its chat servers for other apps than microsoft's messenger

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Emesene no longer has support. – davbren Jul 4 '11 at 11:55

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