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Pidgin Embedded Video is a GTK plugin for the popular instant messaging client Pidgin. The purpose of this plugin is to provide a faster way to watch videos while chatting with your friends. No more additional browser windows! It transforms a simple conversation into a much more attractive and interesting experience. Sharing links to videos and watching them was never such a pleasant activity in Pidgin.
Features

* The plugin automatically inserts the video pointed to into the conversation when an appropriate link is sent or received.
* Every video has a toggle button which allows you to show or hide the video.
* The default behaviour for a new video link is customizable from the "Configure Plugin" menu. You can choose whether to show the video instantly or to hide it by default.
* Supported video sites are CollegeHumor, Dailymotion, Google Video, Metacafe, MySpace Video, Trilulilu (all the stuff: audio, images and video), Vimeo, Yahoo! Video and Youtube.
* It works with the Ubuntu version of Pidgin. It should work on every Linux distribution as far as the requirements are met.

Note:- First of all, be sure that you have downloaded and installed Pidgin and Adobe Flash Player

Install Pidgin Embedded Video plugin in ubuntu

First you need to download .deb package from here or use the following command from your terminal

wget http://pidgin-embeddedvideo.googlecode.com/files/pidgin-embeddedvideo_1.1-2_i386.deb

Install this .deb package by double clicking or use the following command from your terminal

sudo dpkg -i pidgin-embeddedvideo_1.1-2_i386.deb

If you want to uninstall the plugin, run the following command from your terminal

sudo apt-get remove pidgin-embeddedvideo

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