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Im running the latest release version (5.0.372.127) of chrome on karmic koala x86. I just installed Google Voice and Video chrome plugin with out problems but if I try to start a video call then I get this message (in the chat window).

Video is not supported on this OS. Learn more...

The learn more... is static text i.e. no link so thats not much use. A quick google shows that ubuntu does support this feature, theres even a thread here.

Any ideas?


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You need to use something like Empathy (sudo apt-get install empathy in the command line or via Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center) or Pidgin (sudo apt-get install pidgin in the command line or via Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center) which are both IM application for the desktop that support a wide variety of protocols (Google Voice and Video included) in order to connect to the Google Talk servers and other gTalk user.

Empathy is the default IM client for Ubuntu and should already be installed on versions 10.04 and higher.

It appears you can download install the Linux plugin for Google Chat here ensuring you select the proper architecture. I was unable to test it, but the download and installation on 10.04 was clean.

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Empathy is already installed (by default), the plugin you linked to is the one Im having problems with (32bit .deb) –  volting Sep 1 '10 at 14:30

By installing that .deb, it seems to work in chromium 5.0.375.125 on Ubuntu 10.04. I haven't actually made a call but it pops up a little window allowing you to dial a number.

This plugin is a browser plugin that requires you to go into the gmail web interface to use it.

If Empathy has Google voice and video support as @Marco Ceppi says, then it would be better to use that.

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I can confirm that both audio and video worked for me on Ubuntu 10.04 using the latest stable Google Chrome. –  Jason Sep 1 '10 at 16:35
    
Hmmm Im on 9.10 and neither Empathy or the browser plugin are working. –  volting Sep 1 '10 at 17:24
    
I just tried pidgin and have the same problem, -i.e. it works for IM but not for video with google talk. –  volting Sep 1 '10 at 17:41
    
What version of Empathy do you have? You can find this from Help -> About in Empathy. –  dv3500ea Sep 1 '10 at 17:58
    
Empathy version 2.28.1 –  volting Sep 1 '10 at 18:03

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