Installing Ekiga on Windows

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See also: Building Ekiga for Windows and Debugging Ekiga on Windows

Windows.png To install Ekiga on Windows, download and run:

Then head over to the manual to finish off. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us.


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 echo %APPDATA%. 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 HKEY_USERS/very-long-name/Software/GSettings/org/gnome/ekiga.

Known issues

  • 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).

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