[JDEV] Videoconferencing with jabber / Re:[speex-dev]Videoconferencing with speex and jabber

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Tue Nov 25 07:55:18 CST 2003

> Am Di, 2003-11-25 um 12.39 schrieb Richard Dobson:
> > Why are you not doing the audio streams p2p? That would make far more
> > IMO.
> Just imagine you have ten people in a conference talking with each other
> .... a peer would send ten streams to ten people, that's quite a waste
> of bandwidth IMO.

Fine but as has already been mentioned there are other approaches that can
be done without requiring a central server (which I doubt anyone would host
for free due to the bandwidth concerns), but in the "real world" I very much
doubt that kind of usage will happen very often, and certainly not for the
joe average majority, the use of audio/video conferencing will be primarily
one 2 one and in which case p2p is perfectly fine for two people talking to
each other. Most people will use this sort of thing like their
telephone/mobile so will very rarely conference with more than one person at
a time let alone 10 people at once, when was the last time you had a 10 way
telephone conference for anything other than for business reasons?


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