[jdev] Video Streaming over jabber

Jean-Louis Seguineau jean-louis.seguineau at laposte.net
Fri Jun 2 13:06:21 CDT 2006

Hi Matt, 

do you mean to say that the actual movie has to be sitting on some
intermediate server where you fetch it through the URL? Or is the streaming
ultimately taking place between two Coccinella clients in p2p?


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Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 14:59:49 +0200
From: Mats Bengtsson <matben at privat.utfors.se>
Subject: Re: [jdev] Video Streaming over jabber
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Sorry for jumping into this subject so late.

One kind of video streaming already exists in the Coccinella's whiteboard
using QuickTime.
Works on MacOSX and Windows. It is part of the (primitive) whiteboard
protocol which
allows essentially anything to be imported and shared in a whiteboard.
If one user opens a movie that QuickTime is capable to import, it sends a
http link
(as part of a whiteboard item) where the other user can obtain it, which
then just
gets the movie (streaming over http) into its own whiteboard. The user can
start playing
before the download has completed (fast start). It is using http so it can't
do anything about

It is also possible to just enter a url where a streaming (TV) is found and
the two users
watch the same video (or audio) stream.

This is perhaps not what you wanted, but it shows some of the flexibility
with a generic
and general whiteboard.

I know, the protocol sucks and I really should move towards SVG. 


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