Yesterday my wife asked me to set up a video chat with her friend (who uses Windows). This I had done previously by booting into Windows and using Live Messenger, but recently I deleted my Windows partition. I tried something I'd heard about previously: Meebo, "the web platform for IM on any network or site."
Frustratingly, I could see my wife's friend's webcam, but my own remained inactive. Embarrassingly, I had to concede that I couldn't set up video chat.
Later, I was Googling for an answer and came across this information:
You need to allow meebo access from the settings manager, go here. Look for mee.tokbox.com set to always allow. This works on a few other websites too. The problem is when you set it to allow while in the website for whatever reason it doesn't actually do it.I've allowed Meebo in Flash player privacy settings, now I'm just waiting for an opportunity to test video chat.
Also after setting it to allow restart Firefox
Update: It looks like Flash 10 may not be able to access webcams because of a bug. Of course that bug may or may not have been fixed by the time you're reading this. If you follow the steps above and still can't see your webcam in Meebo, try here.