1. Post #1
    CPPNOOB's Avatar
    March 2010
    419 Posts
    I'm currently using Pidgin, but are there any IM clients that support voice/webcam on MSN?

  2. Post #2
    MasterF3n's Avatar
    September 2008
    1,537 Posts
    I think Empathy supports those.

  3. Post #3
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    mastersrp's Avatar
    October 2005
    1,800 Posts
    aMSN is AFAIK the only IM client with support for webcam, with the exception of MSN.

  4. Post #4
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    nos217's Avatar
    December 2006
    2,665 Posts
    Yeah aMSN, but it's incredibly ugly.
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  5. Post #5
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    cryticfarm's Avatar
    January 2008
    2,205 Posts
    i need live groups and then steam then i have no more use for windows other than flight simulator x

  6. Post #6
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,267 Posts
    MSN is horrible for webcam... I much rather user skype...

  7. Post #7
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    mastersrp's Avatar
    October 2005
    1,800 Posts
    MSN is horrible for webcam... I much rather user skype...
    On Linux?

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    Holy shit, I didn't know Skype was available on Linux O:
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  8. Post #8
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    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    On Linux?

    Edited:

    Holy shit, I didn't know Skype was available on Linux O:
    It is, but it's rather poor.

    Also OP, amsn is the way to go.

  9. Post #9
    CPPNOOB's Avatar
    March 2010
    419 Posts
    I'd rather dual boot in to Windows than touch aMSN. I'll stick with Pidgin.

  10. Post #10
    Pixel Heart's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,727 Posts
    Just install MicroXP in Virtualbox with the latest Windows Live. should run fine with only 128MB RAM dedicated to it.

  11. Post #11
    blankthemuffin's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,265 Posts
    Empathy seems to have the best support for everything these days. You can voice / video chat on certain protocols, but not msn. Don't know why you'd still be using msn anyway.

    Oh and even though I originally thought it was just some gimmicky crap, the new ubuntu im/social stuff in 10.04 is actually really well done and actually useful.

  12. Post #12
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Empathy seems to have the best support for everything these days. You can voice / video chat on certain protocols, but not msn. Don't know why you'd still be using msn anyway.

    Oh and even though I originally thought it was just some gimmicky crap, the new ubuntu im/social stuff in 10.04 is actually really well done and actually useful.
    I'd use Empathy if it didn't rely on a bunch of gnome crap. :sigh:
    Pidgin only needs Gtk+

    (KDE user)

  13. Post #13
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    TehDoomCat's Avatar
    May 2005
    717 Posts
    Emesene is pretty good, if you only want to use MSN. Support for MSN Plus formatting, Webcams, and it can play voice clips, not sure if it can record them though.

    Its dependencies are Gtk and Python, but not Gnome, so if you're on linux and worrying about overdependent software, no worries.

  14. Post #14
    blankthemuffin's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,265 Posts
    I'd use Empathy if it didn't rely on a bunch of gnome crap. :sigh:
    Pidgin only needs Gtk+

    (KDE user)
    Yeah it's pretty tied in with gnome.

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    February 2010
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  16. Post #16
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    Dennab
    November 2006
    1,450 Posts
    Amsn isn't bad. Might be a bit ugly but it supports msn's features very well and also includes support for msgplus colored names and text

  17. Post #17
    Heroin's Avatar
    May 2010
    38 Posts
    I really like meebo.com :( its an online messenger though. You could probally hack a firefox profile to auto launch and intergrate into your OS though :D