[JDEV] Videoconferencing with jabber

Mario Rodrigues mario at webauthor.com
Tue Nov 18 18:01:55 CST 2003

Greg, I'm in the process of building a Jabber Web Client and would like
some more information on your solution.  I'd love a demonstration.


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From: jdev-admin at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-admin at jabber.org] On Behalf Of
Greg Boulter
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 6:20 PM
To: jdev at jabber.org
Subject: Re: [JDEV] Videoconferencing with jabber

The only video conferencing I've seen using jabber is mine, but I might
have missed something. I use the Flashcom server for the audio/video
part, you can use the http port if necessary for that. It requires
either running your own flashcom server, free but a max of I think 4
connections, or buying licences or using a flashcom server provider
which can cost anywhere from 10 dollars a month on up. There are lots of
people providing video/audio chat with just the flashcom server, but the
way I do it is to use the jabber servers for my text communications and
just use the flashcom server for the video audio part of it, controlling
the video/audio with commands sent via jabber.

The only thing that you and the other person need to have installed is
the Flashplayer 6 which I might add also comes in Linux flavour so this
jabber video/audio chat also works on Linux, within Mozilla.

The "drawback" to my version is that it isn't installed on your
computer, you need to use your browser to visit the host's website
instead ie it is embedded into a webpage. However, Macromedia's new
"Central" installs on user's computer and then lets Flash use encryption
and other security features. I have a version of my client that doesn't
include encryption but does work within Central, thereby allowing jabber
to access all sorts of things from movie reviews to weather updates,

You can contact me if you want a demonstration.
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