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4       id="audio-video">
5
6   <info>
7     <link type="guide" xref="index#audio-video"/>
8     <desc>Information on when it is possible to have an audio or video conversation.</desc>
9     <revision pkgversion="2.28" version="0.1" date="2009-08-02" status="draft"/>
10     <revision pkgversion="2.28" version="0.1" date="2009-08-14" status="review">
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12       <e:review by="shaunm@gnome.org" date="2009-09-04" status="done"/>
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14     </revision>
15     <revision pkgversion="2.30" version="0.2" date="2010-02-14" status="review"/>
16     <credit type="author">
17       <name>Milo Casagrande</name>
18       <email>milo@ubuntu.com</email>
19     </credit>
20     <license>
21       <p>Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0</p>
22     </license>    
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25       <year>2009</year>
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27     </copyright>
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30   </info>
31
32   <title>Audio and video support</title>
33
34   <p>You can only have audio and video conversation with contacts who are using
35   an application which also supports this feature.  When your contacts support
36   audio or video conversations, you will see the following icons next to their
37   names in the contact list:</p>
38
39   <table frame="all" rules="cols rowgroups" shade="rows">
40     <thead>
41       <tr>
42         <td>
43           <p>
44             Icon
45           </p>
46         </td>
47         <td>
48           <p>
49             Description
50           </p>
51         </td>
52       </tr>
53     </thead>
54     <tbody>
55     <tr>
56       <td>
57         <p>
58           <media type="image" mime="image/png" src="figures/audio-input-microphone.png">
59             Icon for audio conversation
60           </media>
61         </p>
62       </td>
63       <td>
64         <p>The contact is able to have an audio conversation.</p>
65       </td>
66     </tr>
67     <tr>
68       <td>
69         <p>
70           <media type="image" mime="image/png" src="figures/camera-web.png">
71             Icon for video conversation
72           </media>
73         </p>
74       </td>
75       <td>
76         <p>The contact is able to have a video conversation.</p>
77       </td>
78     </tr>
79     </tbody>
80   </table>
81   
82   <note>
83     <p>
84       In order to have an audio conversation, you need to have a sound card that is
85       supported by your operating system, and a working microphone. 
86     </p>
87     <p>
88       In order to have a video conversation, you need to have a webcam that is
89       supported by your operating system, and a working microphone.
90     </p>
91   </note>
92
93   <section id="services">
94   
95   <title>Supported Account Types</title>
96
97   <p>You can only have audio and video conversations using accounts on
98   certain supported services.  The following table lists whether audio
99   and video is supported for each type of account.</p>
100
101   <note>
102     <p>Account types are provided by plugins.  Your system may not have
103     all of the following types available, or it may have types not listed
104     here.  Updated plugins may make audio or video conversations possible
105     on account types that are listed as unsupported here.</p>
106   </note>
107
108   <comment>
109     <cite date="2009-09-04">Shaun McCance</cite>
110     <p>I'd like to do tables like this using nothing for No and ✔ for Yes, but
111     we need to look at the accessibility impact.  I've
112     <link href="http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-doc-list/2009-September/msg00006.html">asked
113     the accessibility team</link> for input.</p>
114   </comment>
115
116   <comment>
117     <cite date="2009-09-04">Shaun McCance</cite>
118     <p>There's recent work on telepathy-butterfly and papyon to support
119     audio and video for MSN.  It might be released in time for 2.28, but
120     since it doesn't follow the Gnome release schedule, I can't be sure.
121     If it looks like it's going to ship, let's mark it Yes.</p>
122   </comment>
123   
124   <table frame="all" rules="rowgroups colgroups" shade="rows">
125     <colgroup><col/></colgroup><colgroup><col/><col/></colgroup>
126     <thead>
127       <tr>
128         <td><p>Service</p></td>
129         <td><p>Audio</p></td>
130         <td><p>Video</p></td>
131       </tr>
132     </thead>
133     <tbody>
134       <tr>
135         <td><p>AIM</p></td>
136         <td><p>No</p></td>
137         <td><p>No</p></td>
138       </tr>
139       <tr>
140         <td><p>Facebook Chat</p></td>
141         <td><p>No</p></td>
142         <td><p>No</p></td>
143       </tr>
144       <tr>
145         <td><p>gadugadu</p></td>
146         <td><p>No</p></td>
147         <td><p>No</p></td>
148       </tr>
149       <tr>
150         <td><p>Google Talk</p></td>
151         <td><p>Yes</p></td>
152         <td><p>Yes</p></td>
153       </tr>
154       <tr>
155         <td><p>Groupwise</p></td>
156         <td><p>No</p></td>
157         <td><p>No</p></td>
158       </tr>
159       <tr>
160         <td><p>ICQ</p></td>
161         <td><p>No</p></td>
162         <td><p>No</p></td>
163       </tr>
164       <tr>
165         <td><p>IRC</p></td>
166         <td><p>No</p></td>
167         <td><p>No</p></td>
168       </tr>
169       <tr>
170         <td><p>Jabber</p></td>
171         <td><p>Yes</p></td>
172         <td><p>Yes</p></td>
173       </tr>
174       <tr>
175         <td><p>MSN</p></td>
176         <td><p>Yes</p></td>
177         <td><p>Yes</p></td>
178       </tr>
179       <tr>
180         <td><p>myspace</p></td>
181         <td><p>No</p></td>
182         <td><p>No</p></td>
183       </tr>
184       <tr>
185         <td><p>qq</p></td>
186         <td><p>No</p></td>
187         <td><p>No</p></td>
188       </tr>
189       <tr>
190         <td><p>People Nearby</p></td>
191         <td><p>No</p></td>
192         <td><p>No</p></td>
193       </tr>
194       <tr>
195         <td><p>sametime</p></td>
196         <td><p>No</p></td>
197         <td><p>No</p></td>
198       </tr>
199       <tr>
200         <td><p>silc</p></td>
201         <td><p>No</p></td>
202         <td><p>No</p></td>
203       </tr>
204       <tr>
205         <td><p>SIP</p></td>
206         <td><p>Yes</p></td>
207         <td><p>Yes</p></td>
208       </tr>
209       <tr>
210         <td><p>Yahoo!</p></td>
211         <td><p>No</p></td>
212         <td><p>No</p></td>
213       </tr>
214       <tr>
215         <td><p>zephyr</p></td>
216         <td><p>No</p></td>
217         <td><p>No</p></td>
218       </tr>
219     </tbody>
220   </table>
221   
222   </section>
223
224 </page>