Is there any free ubuntu or linux application for voice-chat over internet connected through proxy?

Need an application suggestion for voice-chat with friends over internet which

  • should be able to connect to internet through proxy
  • should work on ubuntu
  • should be free software
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    – Izzy
    Jul 20, 2014 at 11:37

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There's a few voice over IP (VOIP) programmes for GNU/Linux:

  • Ekiga
  • Empathy (the default on Ubuntu I believe)
  • Linphone

And a few more, but these are the 'main' ones.

Here's a screenshot of Ekiga: enter image description here

Here's Empathy: enter image description here

And here's Linphone (link): Linphone Screenshot

They all support using a proxy. I've always used Ekiga, but recently tried out Linphone as it has apps for Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows, etc. making it a little easier for friends and family who I've not yet managed to encourage onto GNU/Linux.

All are available in the Ubuntu software repos, so installing them is as simple as:

sudo aptitude install ekiga empathy linphone
  • Empathy is not working fine through proxy
    – eldos
    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:47
  • I think with Empathy you may need to configure the global proxy settings through Network Manager. Alternatively you can install tsocks with sudo aptitude install tsocks, configure the /etc/tsocks.conf config file for your proxy, then launch Empathy with tsocks dbus-launch empathy. Although if either of the other two are ok, it may be easier to use one of those :) Jul 22, 2014 at 12:11
  • thaaaaaaanks (needed 15 chars :) )
    – eldos
    Jul 23, 2014 at 6:48

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