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

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Wed Nov 26 09:47:59 CST 2003

On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 09:32:51 -0000, Richard Dobson <richard at dobson-i.net> 

>> > Perhaps the spec can be written in such a way that there is always a
>> > server and a client, and that in the case of 2 people wanting to talk
> one
>> > of the client will assume the role of the server.
>> Could not agree more. This is exactly what I was to suggest - simple in
>> end-user implementation, consistent and uniform. A good start for
> robustness
>> and reliability.
> Im still not convinced this is really needed for P2P mode, it means much
> higher requirements for the server role client, and im not sure we 
> should be
> requireing the extra complexity of having to combine the two streams into
> one, what if both clients where pocket pc's ?

There is no such requirment. The only difference is in handeling the XML. 
Rather than doing this P2P style (with no client taking the role of 
server) on of the clients will have to play "server". But ofcourse the 
only thing it will "serve" is it's own audiostream, and the only client it 
will serve is the other "peer". However, supporting this will mean that 
with the same spec and implementation you can also participate in 
conferences! Wether those are hosted on a component or on another users 
machine who has a more advanced client that supports mixing.

Again, the only difference is in handeling the XML. Wich I think would 
only be a bit different, not quite harder to do or more complex.

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