Video telephoy/live streaming
now that I found that skype for Linux doesn't support video, is there a good solution ?
Or FFserver on both ends ? Is ffplay able to ffserver streams ? (the docs mention only windows media player)
Or vlc ? Is it mature ? Reliable ? Buildable without major problems ?
Or nmm ? Is it actually supposed to be used for this ?
And, both clients are behind a firewall with NAT.
So, any good hints ?
Recently came accross this, I thought you might find it interesting: http://fossvoip.blogspot.com/2005/12/why-thou-shall-not-use-skype.html
OpenWengo v2 (beta 3 has just been released) supports video calls. It's a fully open SIP client, does voice and chat too, voice conference, web presence, all that stuff. Still under heavy developement so maybe not quite ready yet. Does call-out to landlines via a French telco who sponsor teh project, but a promised future feature is the ability to choose an SIP-compliant call-out service.
openwengo.org - open source client project
openwengo.com - commercial call-out site
Gnome Meeting maybe?
Gnome Meeting (or whatever the new indistinguishable, unintuitive name of that thing is) sported some video feeds on the screenshots.
I would definitely suggest OpenWengo. Not only is its libraries and GUI Free & Open Source and licensed under the GPL on all platforms, but the GUI is based on Qt. In fact, they sponsored a CodeCamp competition for improving Qt Designer and Qt widget integration in web browsers (See the DOT article).
Also, OpenWengo has full developer and commercial from France's leading VoIP provider.