I am running Ubuntu 9.04 on a dell Inspiron 1520. I recently installed this new Pidgin 2.6.1 that includes voice and video chat.
I have got the video chat working, but the video is incredibly jerky. I get maybe 3 frames per second. I have tried other video programs such as cheese and the gstreamer-properties panel, and everything has the same slow jerkiness, so it is not a problem with pidgin by itself. It could be a problem with gstreamer.
Also, while on video calls, some people have complained about my video stopping for a few seconds, then continuing. However, I am convinced that this is a problem with pidgin/XMPP/gmail video chat, since I have not see it, in any of the 3 programs.
Any idea on how I could improve my video quality?