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

Ulrich B. Staudinger us at die-horde.de
Tue Nov 25 08:13:28 CST 2003

Am Di, 2003-11-25 um 14.55 schrieb Richard Dobson:
> > 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
> sense
> > > 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?

Think what you want to think. I don't care about P2P for video/audio
because it's simply not practicable in real world environments. Only the
most basic cases can be covered by P2P. 

To answer, the last time i had four people was days ago. We meet a lot
in voice channels, but right now i am in a processor pool with no sound,
so we can't meet that often. We work and play with voice enabled. 

The other mentioned approach with the tokens is not practicable at all.
It's simply nonsense. Or do you really want to build a token ring
network in the internet? 


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