[Jingle] Jingle for multiparty sessions

Andreas Kuckartz A.Kuckartz at ping.de
Sat Jul 2 21:01:15 UTC 2011

Thanks a lot for that information.

I have not yet seen much debate on this yet (even within Google+
"circles") but I think that it is important that e2e encrypted streaming
is supported one way or another even for multiparty sessions.


Am 02.07.2011 18:57, schrieb Peter Thatcher:
> We're committed to making sure our protocols for multi-user video chat
> are open.  I'm working on the documentation right now and hope to
> publish it soon.  We already have an open source implementation for
> clients in libjingle: code.google.com/p/libjingle.
> It's standards-based, basically MUC (XEP-0045)  + Jingle (XEP-0166 +
> XEP-0167) + ICE + RTP.  It's a server-based model where all media is
> multiplexed through a server (the MUC, basically).  We've also added a
> few Jingle session-info messages to signal particular RTP streams
> within a given Jingle content, but it's a fairly minimal change.
> Again, we'll be publishing it soon.
> I can't comment on other services, but in Muji "Jingle sessions are
> initiated between the MUC JIDs of participants. That is, the Jingle
> session-initiate stanza is sent from one MUC JID to another."  I don't
> see how that could possibly scale to 10 participants;  it would
> require 100 jingle sessions.
> Hope that helps,
> Peter Thatcher

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