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Yahoo! Messenger Video Chat for EVO

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  1. TheSystem

    TheSystem Well-Known Member
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    Well it appears that Yahoo! is now offering video chat support for the HTC EVO.

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  2. Roq

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    I cant believe this isn't big news.... has anyone tried it?
     
  3. dan330

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    that is great!!!

    cant wait to try it.. when I get a phone that can!
     
  4. s_special

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    sweet! personally i still think tango is more useful/better video experience but it's always nice to add more usability to the phone!
     
  5. 71Makaveli96

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    i like it because u can do EVO to PC :)
     
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  6. rkkeller

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    I downloaded it today but haven't tried it yet. Not sure if I am keeping it or not as 25+ megs is a lot for just adding video chat.
     
  7. uniquenameEVO

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    You can move this one to SD.

    Nice to see they made it official. I got it a month or so ago off a mytouch port.
     
  8. s_special

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    how do you calculate 25+ megs? the add-on is 6.62 and the messenger is 1.62
     
  9. uniquenameEVO

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    The add-on is 18.95 megs installed on mine.
     
  10. s_special

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    hmm, before you download it says 6.62 for file size for the add-on.
     
  11. dakidobf

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    Its not really big news because its been around for a month or so, just not officially in the market. Got it to work Evo to PC pretty well, but tried it Evo to Evo and I get no video, then it locks up upon trying to exit.

    That was with the unofficial version tho. Maybe this one works better.
     
  12. Matt3166

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    Im the doing something wrong Im sure, but could someone tell me how to make phone to PC calls? Is there any type of special number for the PC to make these calls?
    also is there a way to just view each others web cams without making a call?
     
  13. marctronixx

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    i just tested this with myself. i signed in on the PC under a test account and was able to successfully call the evo and vice versa. it will prompt you to download the video plugin and IT IS able to be moved to SD card!!!!!! 28 MEGS! :) it was great!!! this is awesome!

    oops didn't answer your question.

    tap on the EVO capacitive menu button and select video. thats it...

    another edit: making "a call" is a cute way of initiating the cams. it does not involve any phone numbers or anything. just tap the video cam icon on the menu on the evo and go for it. this kicks Skype out of the way....
     
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  14. paulgl26

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    yea i had a nice chat with my brother in Europe on 3g
    did not try evo to evo
     
  15. Matt3166

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    Thanks for the help marctronixx. But I'm still having trouble getting it to work. When I'm in a chat with someone I press the video button in the menu but it just makes a call instead of just turning on the can. I was poking around who and they say I need to pay into a phone in and out plans? Does the computer user need a phone number for there pc ? Because the only number my contacts have listed is there cells which I'm guessing is the number my evo try's to dial?
     
  16. paulgl26

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    it will say on there computer screen to answer the call
    no #needed
     
  17. CRAZYISH

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    works great on my evo and also tried it evo to ipod touch 4g works great.

    and as always my EVO is my lil whore.
     
  18. JunBringer

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    I don't know many folks with Evos, is this available on iPhone 4?
     
  19. marctronixx

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    matt,

    are you rooted? any 3rd party Roms?

    as soon as you hit the video button it should say you need to download the video add on.

    go into your applications tab form the main screen and locate the yahoo messenger app. clear cache and try again.

    are you using wifi or 3G?

    if you want, you can look for me on yahoo and we can test...
     
  20. marctronixx

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    guy a couple posts up used it on the itouch so yes it is an app for iphone.


    bro, there are a buch of evo users here! :D
     
  21. JunBringer

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    Oh sorry I should've read the whole thread.

    So you wanna call me? huh?
     
  22. eieio

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    I found a small bug/issue. You have to have back ground data working to use this app.
     
  23. marctronixx

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    ^^^^ that makes sense though since you would want to know when someone is calling you to video chat no?

    i dont think thats a bug per se...
     
  24. Matt3166

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    marctronixx, thanks for the help again.
    I finally got it to work after clearing the caches, I always had the video add on installed but also my friend didn't havehis yahoo I'm set up right on his end on his computer.
    The only thing I'm wondering now is there a way to chat with video with out actually making a call. Just like normal IM chatting?
    Thanks for your help again.
     
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  25. marctronixx

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    yeah just open up the yahoo app and chat normal. no need to video.

    even if you make a video call, there is an option to only do voice. it pops up as an option so you can make VOICE calls sans video.

    but yeah to just do normal TEXT, just open the app like you would on your PC/MAC and go to town.

    trillian is another good multi IM app as well... it does not do video but handles the usual suspects (yahoo, msn, ICQ, facebook,)
     
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