[plug] Proposal to discuss @ AGM: Great Southern Area

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Wed Feb 10 01:32:12 WST 2010

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, Max wrote:

>> On Tuesday 09 February 2010 16:41:14 Max wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I use Ekiga everyday with the free Freshtel VOIP service to talk to a
>> friend in Perth, have done for years.
>> However I have not had the opportunity to try the Video side of the
>> software yet....
>> If someone knows how to get the video side working .........
>> Ekiga works really well for voice with Freshtel VOIP in Aus and the
>> Singapore VOIP service - Sipphone as well !
> A follow on from my own reply post....
> I have just remembered that quite some time ago I did look into the video
> option of Ekiga...
> Freshtel did not provide the video protocol on the server, so i would have
> needed to find a VOIP provider that uses the standard sip protocol that
> also provides the video .
> I will not use skype as it is a proprietary protocol and was created by
> the creators of some nasty software in the past etc.....
> so, next......... any ideas......
> -- 
> Regards Max.
> VOIP Freshtel : 88006280

I had Ekiga set up to the extent that I could do a test call to the 
EKIGA test node, then I did a system update, and it broke everything - 
it broke gnome and everything that ran on it, and I got most of the 
stuff working again, after having to remove and reinstall it, but I 
could not get Ekiga working again.

Befoe that, whilst I had got Ekiga working to the extent of being able 
to make a test call to the test node, I was not able to successfully 
make a connection in a video call, after several attempts.

I believe that I did get Skype working, to the test call stage, but I 
don't know that I know anyone who has Skype, who would want a video call 
with me.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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