Hi, just wondering if anyone had any new ideas on a plugin for Pidgin to enable video and voice. One of the problems is the way the data is used by each protocol. I figured that mplayer is a capable backend to display sounds and graphics from various formats. This could allow the plugin to at least receive voice and video. Another thing was to enable a v4l2 device like a webcam with built in mic. If the users had a registered device, they could have the plugin enable it for the program. Each protocol may handle the audio and video differently, so I guess to handle that the plugin would have to create a new v4l2 soft device stream from the main inputs ran through mencoder to produce the proper video and audio objects. That way a single video device (webcam) could be used to broadcast on multiple networks by having each protocol get the software device from the plugin. I have no idea if this is a good start, but after thinking about it, this could be a useful implementation at least to the plugin aspect. If anyone has any thoughts on this, like where to begin, or similair projects, or if you know about some of this stuff, drop a line. I have no idea how to program with libpurple or v4l2. I know how to call mplayer and mencoder from bash scripts buts thats about it. Any ideas are welcome.