Friday, May 29, 2009

Multi-party vidoeconferencing

Is it practical yet to have a multi-party videoconferences? What free software should I use? What will work for both Windows and Linux?

4 comments:

  1. you can use the smartfox server and red5. it works quite out of the box.

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  2. We're working on a Red5 alternative called RTMPy which provides Flash audio/video streaming. It's implemented using Twisted and in alpha stage at the moment but should be able to give you multi-party videoconferencing as demonstrated on my website for example.

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  3. We at Collabora are working on Muji, a standard for multi-party XMPP calls. Currently we only have a test client (which hasn't been tested on Windows; I don't know offhand how easy it is to get Farsight and its Python bindings running there), but we're aiming to support this in the Telepathy framework (which powers Empathy) by the end of the year.

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  4. Thanks very much all for your comments. I have looked into all of those suggestions, and really appreciate them! Thanks!!

    Muji looks particularly fantastic, but I haven't tackled getting it working just test. I'll have to keep my eye on it!

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