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#79088 - 13/04/04 04:20 AM Bizzare Suggestion
Julepils Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 14
Loc: Norway, Rogaland, Sandnes
Hi guys,

How about a webcam-feature in a future mIRC version? wink

Mostregards,
Julepils 'aka' Řyvind N.
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#79089 - 13/04/04 04:34 AM Re: Bizzare Suggestion
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Planetary brain

Registered: 01/06/03
Posts: 5024
Loc: London, England
This has been suggested before, quite a few times. One such is here and another here.

I don't have anything hugely against it, but I think it would get annoying...people requesting webcam chats when you don't have a webcam, and sadly (and this isn't specific to mIRC/IRC), having opped in kid channels before, I know how this can be abused in a perverse way.

I also do think it detracts from the whole idea of "text chatting", and is a novelty feature more than anything, perhaps even tacky.

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#79090 - 13/04/04 06:48 AM Re: Bizzare Suggestion
Soul_Eater Offline
Vogon poet

Registered: 26/03/03
Posts: 187
this could be scripted. or DLLed. (i know mentality i know im just saying...)
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#79091 - 13/04/04 06:51 AM Re: Bizzare Suggestion
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Planetary brain

Registered: 01/06/03
Posts: 5024
Loc: London, England
Pffftttt, I don't bite...*hides teeth*

Actually, both the threads I linked to contain further links to webcam "Addons" and in the second mentioned thread it mentioned two DLLs for voice/webcam chat wink (Although the ms.org one seems defunct now, the ID= doesn't relate to what it used to).

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#79092 - 13/04/04 10:53 AM Re: Bizzare Suggestion
tidy_trax Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2327
it's fine to suggest a scripted workaround or tell them it's possible to script it, as long as you are not using this as a reason not to get it implemented wink
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#79093 - 13/04/04 01:14 PM Re: Bizzare Suggestion
Rounin Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 11/02/03
Posts: 372
I guess it could be added as a CTCP command? That way clients without webcam support could just ignore it.

It seems a bit odd to extend the IRC protocol in this way though. Might as well add voice chat to the webcam chat while you're at it. No seriously. What's the name of that voice codec again. Speex?

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#79094 - 13/04/04 01:16 PM Re: Bizzare Suggestion
tidy_trax Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2327
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It seems a bit odd to extend the IRC protocol in this way though.

i'd say it would more likely be added to DCC
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