[Foundation] Voice Messaging / Video

Gregory Graham ggraham at texoma.net
Wed Jun 13 18:02:02 CDT 2001

I agree that multimedia store-and-forward messaging on Jabber
will be useful, but Jabber is also a good platform for setting
up out-of-band streaming media connections, in place of SIP
(Session Initiation Protocol) or H.323. The advantage of Jabber
is that you already know the reachability of the other party
via presence before you try to call them. This could mean the
end of phone tag forever!


on 6/13/01 5:32 PM, Michael J. Emswiler at memswiler at hotmail.com wrote:

> Perhaps the JIG should really be "Multimedia Messaging".
> "Muiltimedia" to include voice and video, "messaging" to indicate its
> focused on the messaging aspect.
> (Keeping in mind that Jabber is a basically a generic, XML-based,
> multi-user, application-level messaging system and transport protocol, and
> there could be countless more voice and video implementations that have
> nothing to do with Instant or Store-and-Forward Messaging that may need/want
> their own JIG!)
> Say ... aren't "Jigs" those evil aliens from "Space: Above and Beyond" ?
> It's been awhile since I've seen the Sci-Fi Channel, but it sure sounds
> familiar.
> -MikeE
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Zamoyta" <mark at zamoytatech.com>
> To: <members at jabber.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 12:26 PM
> Subject: [Foundation] Voice Messaging / Video
>>> If possible, I'd like to nominate two additional JIGs:
>>> Voice Messaging/Chat/CB (self-explanatory)
>> ....
>>> MikeE
>> I think Voice / Video is vital, especially given Microsoft's new IM
> platform
>> technology integrated into Windows XP.
>> http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-6176378.html
>> The new Windows Messenger has tight voice & video integration, and is
> built
>> directly into Windows XP - thus guaranteeing Windows Messenger's
> widespread
>> adoption.
>> Jabber needs a similar voice, video, conferencing standard that is cross
>> platform and can be easily implemented in clients.  It's no longer good
>> enough to know that a buddy is online and can be sent a text message.
>> Presence needs to convey whether the user prefers text, voice or video
>> messages.
>> Jabber currently offers the technology to enable all this however it needs
>> to be standardized among all clients.
>> Mark

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