Installing Ekiga on Windows
- Ekiga 4.0.1+ (21MB) The current stable release.
All Ekiga settings are stored in
%APPDATA%\ekiga.conf file. To find out the value of
%APPDATA% on your computer (it may be something like
c:\Users\root\AppData\Roaming), open a command terminal and type
To see that file, you may need to activate show hidden files and directories.
You can edit the settings with a editor such as wordpad.
Ekiga is a 32-bit program but it also works on 64-bit machines.
Starting with Ekiga 4.1, GTK+ is installed locally (in Ekiga directory), and not system-wide. This only means that if Ekiga was the only program on your machine using GTK+, you can safely uninstall GTK+ to save about 14 MB. Also, Ekiga settings are stored in the Windows registry (which can be viewed with
winedit program), key
- If your computer does not display video with 4.0.1+ version: overlays seem to be deprecated in Windows 8, and disabled by default. A workaround to enable overlays is to create the following registry value:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Direct3D\Shims\EnableOverlays] "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Ekiga\\ekiga.exe"=dword:00000001, as seen on this thread and this MS page.
- The automatic discovery of users on the same network (called neighbours) does not work on Windows (see: this bug).