View videos directly in the chat window of pidginFiled under: News;
Who uses Gmail and Google Chat, who probably knows the function that you get with the arrival of a link to a YouTube video automatically displays the video in the chat itself. I personally find this feature is not so bad, since you have not as yet open another window. Friends of pidgin it will certainly be pleased that this functionality is embedded video thanks to the Pidgin plugin can access it using Pidgin.
The plugin is not limited only to YouTube, but also recognizes links to video sites like CollegeHumor, Dailymotion, Google Video, Metacafe, MySpace Video, Trilulilu, Vimeo, Yahoo! Video. Just as the “model” on Google video chat it automatically binds the one in the chat. Missing you “your” video portal, so just let the developers know your desire and reports on the bug tracker of the project. A small hook is the thing. However, it is the plugin currently only for Linux, but you should not bother you …
Installation is under current versions of Ubuntu pretty easy. On the project page you can find. Deb packages for Ubuntu which you can install with a double click. The only requirement is that Adobe Flash is installed. Users of older Ubuntu releases need to compile the plugin itself, about the dependencies and the source code is available from the wiki.
After installing the package you have to have the plugin under “Tools ->Plugins ->Pidgin Embedded Video” option. “Configure Plugin” on the button at the bottom of the window if necessary you can still determine that videos will not appear until they can be folded up and fold out when needed by a small arrow. After that Pidgin Embedded video a ready to use.
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