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Mario
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Video conference

Postby Mario » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:50 am

Hi

Wouldn't it be nice to do some video chat from your living room sofa ??

-- just an early morning idea --

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Re: Video conference

Postby magicamun » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:06 pm

just a late night - answer:

i was looking for something new to code in the next few weeks and would like to give a sip/iax-Client a try (i have a running asterisk pbx solution to control my internal and external phone-traffic). Taking and placing Calls from within mms would be great i think - do you have experience in such? I would need some pointer to iax/sip-libraries...

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Re: Video conference

Postby loswillios » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:53 am


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Re: Video conference

Postby magicamun » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:54 pm

TP - Canonballs for small birds... i think.

There are 3 Options currently.

Option 1 - Telepathy :
Advantages:
Protocol-independant (sip, msn, icq...)

Disadvantage:
complex looking api.
i have joined irc #telepathy yesterday evening - there seems to be a whole bunch of protocol-stacks/api's to exist in parallel/concurrently providing access to tp.
Furthermore there are concepts in place (d-Bus e.g) that are new to mms - and may interfere

Anyway - telepathy-glib should fit best for our needs - but there currently is NO help/guidance on how to code an example for initiating calls and stuff.
That means that we would have to reverse-engeneer empathy for example - to get a very simple example running. Integration of the complex Framework into mms is everything but a "nobrainer".

Option 2 Iaxclient-library:
Advantages
- Easy looking api, very well documented, examples provided and a help on devolpment trough forum/irc..
Disadvantage(s):
- Only Useful for Frontends to Asterisk

Option 3 osip /xosip:
Advantages:
- Well documented, just a few examples, easy api. Backends can be any sip-provider
Disadvantage:
- We would need to reverse engeneer linphone for example.

I have not made my mind - but have a tendency. Ideas / Comments welcome


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